Attorneys in Yakima County are trying to keep up with last minute DACA applications
YAKIMA, Wash.- People under the deferred action for childhood arrivals, or DACA, are racing against the clock to get their renewals in before the October 5th deadline.
Eric Reiersen said attorneys in Yakima are trying to keep up with everyone coming in looking for help.
"We have a lot of people that are really worried, really concerned about how this is going to impact their ability to work and impact their lives really,” he said.
Reiersen is an attorney at Ritchie-Reiersen and wants to let people know there is still time, but you need to act quickly.
"If you haven't done yet, I recommend working with an attorney to get it done as fast as you can. We are overnighting in applications to make sure we are good with the deadline," he said.
With only four days left, waiting may not be an option for some. Hector Franco with The Rural Community Development Resources is trying to help people that may not get an appointment in time.
"These people are worried right now about their situation and on top of that you call somebody and expecting proper service and you have to wait,” Franco said. “There is no time to wait."
The organization has been recognized by the Department of Justice and can help with everything outside of representing you in court.
It was set up to provide citizenship education and immigration legal services for low income families.
Franco is one of the representatives and he wants to let people know what their status is and what options they have.
"If we don't have an answer for them we can find them because we have attorneys that are backing us up," he said.
Whether you choose to see an attorney or file the paperwork yourself, the time to act is now.