Coalition of Advocates for Student Opportunities

Tam Tran Scholarship

We are a volunteer group of concerned citizens and students in Rhode Island that promote and support a pathway to higher education for undocumented students in the State of Rhode Island.

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The implications of losing DACA
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Click here to apply for the Tam Tran Scholarship
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Click here to read about this year’s Tam Tran Scholars

Who are the Tam Tran Scholars?

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Following a recent federal district court decision,
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting DACA renewal applications again.

Anyone who currently holds or has previously held DACA status (even if that status is now expired), is eligible to apply for renewal. USCIS is still not accepting initial requests for DACA status from people who have never had it.

Those who are eligible to renew their DACA status should do so immediately. Because USCIS is accepting renewal applications under a court order, it is unclear how long this window of opportunity will remain open.

As of January 19, 2018, Dorcas International Institute of RI is holding daily walk-in DACA clinics to respond to the community need. Dorcas will assess an individual’s eligibility to renew his/her DACA status, and, if eligible, complete the paperwork. Applicants should bring their work permit and passport to walk-in hours. No appointment is necessary.
Walk-In Hours:
o Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9-4:30 pm
o Wed & Sat 9:00-12:00
o Evening hours available by appointment (please call 401-784-8621)

All fees ($495 USCIS filing fee and $100 DIIRI service fee) will be covered by funds previously donated by the Rhode Island Foundation in September 2017.
DACA renewal applicants pay nothing.

Dorcas International Institute of RI | 401-784-8621