It was tough, but last night we chose the winner of our DACA Dreamer Grant Contest. We will be paying the winner’s USCIS fees of $465 and representing her in the process pro bono. However, since it was such a tough decision, we decided to also offer pro bono representation to the top 5 entries.
Due to the circumstances surrounding DACA, we don’t want to post the name of the winner until her case is closed and only if she is comfortable with her name being posted. However the winner is a 21-year-old student from California who has been studying in the United States since the age of 6, and all winners have already been notified.
**Shhhhh…….. there’s a good chance we’re going to offer pro bono representation to everyone who entered the contest, but after we finish the first round. At our firm, lawyer’s work on DACA’s directly and the work is not delegated to support staff, so we have to pace ourselves.