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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

This guide provides information and updates gathered by Upstate's Faculty Council D.A.C.A. Taskforce.

Local/Regional Resources

Worker’s Center
Rebecca Fuentes

CNY Civil Liberties Union
Yusef Abdul-Qadir

Empire Justice (Westchester, NY)
Jonathon Campozano
914-595-0910 ext. 110

Hiscock Legal Aid Society-Immigration Project

American Civic Association (Binghamton Office)

Onondaga County Volunteer Lawyers Project

Immigration Law Clinic:

Free legal consultations about immigration law for low-income clients. 

1st Tuesday of every month, 3:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Services
527 N. Salina St., Syracuse NY 13208 - Map
Email Kate for an appointment at

2nd Tuesday of every month, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
InterFaith Works of Central New York
1010 James Street, Syracuse NY 13203 - Map
Call Silvana for an appointment at (315) 449-3552, Ext. 209

3rd Tuesday of every month, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bhutanese Community in Syracuse
710 Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse NY 13208 - Map
Call Jay for an appointment at (315) 399-5398

3rd Wednesday of every month, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
White Branch Library
763 Butternut St., Syracuse, NY 13208 - Map
Call the main desk for an appointment at (315) 435-3519

2nd Friday of every month, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
University United Methodist Church
324 University Ave, Syracuse NY 13210 - Map
Call Mary for an appointment at (315) 475-7277

Syracuse University Resources

Suzette Melendez
Director, Children's Rights and Family Law Clinic
Director, Syracuse Medical-Legal Partnership
Faculty Director of Inclusion Initiatives

Kimberly Harbin
Syracuse Law School Immigration Fellow

Andrew Kim
Associate Professor of Law

Deborah Kenn
Associate Dean of Clinical and Experiential Education
Bond, Schoeneck and King Distinguished Professor
Professor of Law
Director, Office of Clinical Legal Education
Director, Community Development Law Clinic