Union News


9/21/2017

Information Sheet for the Renewal of
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Status 
(This document should not be considered legal advice, and the circumstances of any particular case should be considered by appropriate legal counsel.)

Paperwork must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) by October 5, 2017

(eligible for those with current DACA benefits which are expiring between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018)

You must complete the three forms listed below, and mail them together with the additional materials:

FORMS

  1. Form I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-821d.pdf
    • MUST BE THE MOST RECENT VERSION which is available on their website, or it will be rejected.
  2. Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-765.pdf)
    • MUST BE THE MOST RECENT VERSION
  3. Form I-765WS, Worksheet (https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-765ws.pdf)

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

  • A copy of Form I-94 arrival-departure record, if available
  • A copy of the front and back of your last Employment Authorization Document (EAD), also referred to as your work permit
  • 2 identical color photographs taken within the last 30 days (Passport Style) 
  • A check or money order for $495 (Payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

OPTIONAL

Information Needed to Complete the Forms:

  • List of addresses you’ve lived at in the United States
  • List of when you’ve left the US since you submitted your last DACA request that was approved, and copies of Advance Parole Documents issued by USCIS
  • Date your current DACA expires
  • Alien Number (A-Number)
  • Estimates of your annual income, expenses, and assets
  • Your initial DACA Application (may be helpful to reference)
  • A copy of Form I-94 arrival-departure record, if available
  • Copy of your last EAD front and back
  • Social Security Number, if you have one

General Information About Completing the Forms:

  • These documents are available for free online, you should not have to pay anyone to receive them.
  • Type or use a BLACK pen to neatly fill out all forms.
  • Make sure you list your name the same way on all the forms.
  • You cannot use white out.  If you make a mistake, you must fill out a new form.
  • If you have had a change of address you must report the change to www.uscis.gov/addresschange or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283. For TTY (deaf or hard of hearing) call: 1-800-767-1833
  • Sign your form.  Unsigned forms are rejected. If you are typing your form, you CANNOT type your signature.
  • If an item is not applicable or the answer is “None” write “N/A
    • You must answer the following:
      • Form I-821D: Name, Address, Date of Birth, Initial Request or Renewal Request, expiration date of most recent period of DACA, A-Number, date or place of entry (if you don’t know date or place of entry fill in your closest approximation)
      • Form I-765: Name, Address, Date of Birth, Eligibility Category

Specifics to watch for in each form:

  1. Form I-821D Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals 
    1. MUST BE THE MOST RECENT VERSION.
    2. No evidence paperwork is needed if it was submitted with a previous DACA request. You may need to submit new paperwork if you are currently in exclusion, deportation or removal proceedings or have a criminal history. (If this is true for you, look at the “instructions for I-821D” link at the bottom of the page for more information on what you need to submit. See Page 10)
    3. Dates must be in the mm/dd/yyyy format.
    4. 3c – Full legal name If you have two last names, include both.
    5. 9 – Gender Provide the gender you were assigned at birth, unless you have undergone a gender change certified by a medical doctor.
    6. 11-12 – Country of Residence and Country of Citizenship or Nationality If you are stateless, provide the name of the country where you were last a citizen or national. If you are a citizen or national of more than one country, provide the name of the foreign country that issued your last passport.
    7. 13 – Marital Status Use your status on the date you file your form.
    8. 17 – Height Put your height in feet and inches.
    9. 18 – Weight Put your weight in pounds.
    10. For Part 4 you must answer all questions with a “yes” or “no” or your form will not be considered.  If you answer “yes” to any question in this section, describe the circumstances and provide a full explanation in Part 8.
    11. Parts 5 & 6 refer to if someone interpreted the form for you.
    12. Part 7 refers to if someone filled out the form for you.
  2. Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization 
    1. Enter C33 in Question 16.
  3. Form I-765WS Worksheet
    1. It is not necessary to submit supporting documents, but you may choose to if you wish.

If you live in the Lake Union,* mail your COMPLETE application in one package to:

  • If US Postal Service

USCIS Chicago Lockbox Facility USCIS 

P.O. Box 5757 

Chicago, IL 60680-5757

  • If FedEx, UPS or DHL Deliveries

USCIS Chicago Lockbox Facility USCIS 

Attn: DACA 

131 S. Dearborn – 3rd Floor 

Chicago, IL 60603-5517

*Address is valid for the following States:  Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, or West Virginia.  If your state is not listed visit https://www.uscis.gov/i-821d to find your mailing location under “Special instructions”.

For more detailed instructions visit:

Instructions for I-821D: https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-821dinstr.pdf?download=1

Instructions for I-765:  https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-765instr.pdf?download=1

 Guía para la Renovación de:
  Acción Diferida para los llegados en la Infancia (DACA) Estatus
(Este documento no debe ser considerado como consejo legal , y las circunstancias de cualquier caso en particular debe ser considerada por consejo legal apropiado) 

Formularios deben ser RECIBIDOS (no matasellos) antes de 5 de octubre, 2017

(elegibles para aquellos con beneficios de DACA actuales que vencen entre Septiembre 5, 2017 y Marzo 5, 2018) 

Usted debe completar los tres formularios mencionados abajo junto con los materiales adicionales

FORMULARIOS

  1. Formulario I-821D  Consideración de Acción Diferida para los llegados en la Infancia. (https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-821d.pdf
    • DEBE SER LA VERSION MAS RECIENTE DEL FORMULARIO  la cual esta disponible en el sitio web o el formulario será rechazado. 
  2. Formulario I-765 Petición de Autorización de Empleo(https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-765.pdf)
    • DEBE SER LA VERSION MAS RECIENTE.
  3. Formulario I-765WS, Hoja de Trabajo (https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-765ws.pdf)

MATERIALES ADICIONALES

  • Una copia del Formulario 1-94  registro de llegada-salida, si esta disponible
  • Una copia de frente y atrás de su último Documento de Autorización de Empleo (EAD) también referido como su permiso de trabajo. 
  • 2 fotos de color idénticas tomadas entre los últimos 30 dias (estilo pasaporte) . 
  • Un cheque o giro postal de $495 (A nombre a U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

OPCIONAL

Información necesaria para completar los formularios : 

  • Lista de direcciones donde ha vivido en los Estados Unidos. 
  • Lista de cuando usted ha salido de los Estados Unidos desde la última vez que presentó su última solicitud de DACA que fue aprobada, y copias de su documento de Permiso de Viaje dado por USCIS.
  • Fecha actual cuando se expira su DACA
  • Número de Extranjero (Número de A)
  • Estimados de su ingresos anuales, gastos, y bienes.
  • Su solicitud original de DACA (puede ser de ayuda para referencia ) 
  • Una copia del Formulario I-94 registro de llegada-salida, si esta disponible. 
  • Una copia de frente y atrás de su último Documento de Autorización de Empleo (EAD) también referido como su permiso de trabajo. 
  • Número de Seguro Social, si lo tiene 

Información general de como completar los formularios: 

  • Estos documentos están disponibles gratis en el internet, no tienen que pagar dinero a nadie para recibirlos. 
  • Puede llenar los documentos electrónicamente o utilice un bolígrafo de tinta negra para llenar los formularios cuidadosamente. 
  • Asegúrese de incluir su nombre de la misma manera en todos los formularios. 
  • Si usted comete un error debe llenar un formulario nuevo. No se aceptan enmiendas.
  • Si tiene un cambio de dirección, debe informar de su cambio a www.uscis.gov/addresschange o llamar al servicio al cliente de USCIS a  1-800-375-5283. Para TTY (audición sorda o difícil de escuchar) llame: 1-800-767-1833
  • Firme su formulario. Formularios sin firmas son rechazadas. Si está llenando su formulario es importante que firme el formulario.   
  • Si un artículo no es aplicable o la respuesta es “Ninguno” escribe “N/A
    • Usted debe responder lo siguiente: 
      • Formulario I-821D: Nombre, dirección, Fecha de Nacimiento, Petición inicial o solicitud de renovación, fecha de expiración del mas reciente DACA , Número de A, fecha y lugar de entrada ( si no sabe la fecha o lugar de entrada llene su aproximación mas cercana) 
      • Formulario I-765: Nombre, Dirección, Fecha de Nacimiento, categoría de elegibilidad. 

Específicos a observar en cada formulario:

  1. Formulario I-821D Consideración de Acción Diferida para los llegados en la Infancia.
    1. DEBE SER LA VERSION MAS RECIENTE
    2. No es necesario evidencia de papeleo si se presenta con la solicitud de DACA anterior. Es posible que debe presentar nuevos documentos si se encuentra actualmente en proceso de deportación o remoción de exclusión o tiene antecedentes penales. ( si esto es verdad para usted, mire en las “ instrucciones para el I-821D” el link de bajo de la página para mas información sobre lo que debe enviar. Vea página 10.)
    3. Fechas deben ser en el formato de mm/dd/yyyy (mes/día/año)
    4. 3c – Nombre completo legal, si tiene dos apellidos incluidos ambos. 
    5. 9 – Genero proporcione el sexo al que se le asignó al nacer.
    6. 11-12 –País de residencia y país de ciudadanía o nacionalidad si no tiene estado indique el nombre del pais en el que fue ultimo ciudadano o nacional. Si era un ciudadano o nacional de mas de un país indique el nombre del país extranjero que emitió su último pasaporte.  
    7. 13 – Estado Civil use su estado en la fecha que usted hizo en su formulario.  
    8. 17 – Altura ponga su altura en pies y pulgadas. 
    9. 18 – Peso ponga su peso en libras. 
    10. Para la Parte 4 debe responder todas las preguntas con un “si” o “no” o su formulario no será considerado. Si responde con “si” a cualquier pregunta en esta sección, describa la circunstancia y proporcione una explicación complete en la parte 8.
    11. Partes 5 & 6 refiérase a el si alguien interpretó el formulario para usted. 
    12. Parte 7  refiérase si alguien lleno el formulario por ti. 
  2. Formulario I-765 Solicitud de autorización de trabajo
    1. Ponga C33  en la pregunta 16.
  3. Formulario I-765WS hoja de trabajo. 
    1. No es necesario presentar los documentos justificativos pero puede elegir si desea hacerlo. 

Si vive en el territorio de la Unión del Lago,*  mande por correo su solicitud completa en un solo paquete a: 

  • Si usa el servicio postal de los Estados Unidos

USCIS Chicago Lockbox Facility USCIS 

P.O. Box 5757 

Chicago, IL 60680-5757

  • Si usa servicios de entrega de FedEx, UPS o DHL 

USCIS Chicago Lockbox Facility USCIS 

Attn: DACA 

131 S. Dearborn – 3rd Floor 

Chicago, IL 60603-5517

*Direcciones válidas para los siguientes estados: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, or West Virginia.  Si su estado no está aquí visite a   https://www.uscis.gov/i-821d para encontrar su lugar de correo bajo “instrucciones especiales”.

Para instrucciones más detalladas:

Instrucciones para I-821D: https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-821dinstr.pdf?download=1

Instrucciones para I-765:  https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-765instr.pdf?download=1





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/28/17

LAKE UNION CONFERENCE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Election of New President Scheduled for September 21

Berrien Springs, Michigan—The president of the Lake Union Conference, Don Livesay, announced his intention to retire effective October 1.

Don Livesay served as president of the Lake Union for almost nine years along with his wife Barbara, who has served the Lake Union in several leadership roles in education, Human Resources, Risk Management, Women’s Ministries, Public Affairs and Religious Liberty. As they both retire, Livesay says they will cherish their remaining time. “We have loved our time in this great territory and are so very grateful for each moment we have served with each of you,” he said.

Livesay began his ministry 43 years ago as an intern pastor in the Georgia-Cumberland Conference. Over the years he held various positions in the Georgia-Cumberland Conference, including youth director, assistant to the president for communication and stewardship director. He also served in the Northern California Conference as youth director and in the Oregon Conference as assistant to the president for communication, vice president/administration and president.

During his time at the Lake Union, Livesay was pro-active in improving race relations, a process which began with his well-received formal apology for the Church’s past racism at the 70th Anniversary of the Lake Region Conference in 2015. The apology was followed by action with a special convocation, “A Journey to Healing and Understanding,” on race relations. At the Spring 2017 LUC Executive Committee, representatives participated in a two-day session that included guest speakers, testimonies of personal journeys and group discussions that proved to be a valuable experience in healing and understanding.

Livesay has also overseen the development of the Adventist Community Health Initiative, a free mobile dental and eye-care clinic, which began operating in February 2016. To date, the mobile clinic has treated more than 5,000 patients and provided medical services to Lake Union residents valued at $2 million. As an advocate for evangelism, Livesay also supported the unusual decision to return an extra one percent tithe back to the conferences to enhance mission.

When Andrews University expressed a need for additional space and an interest in the Lake Union property, Livesay took on the task of locating property and developing plans for a new building with a smaller footprint and significant cost savings for operation, providing additional surplus funds to send back to the local conferences.                                                                                             

During the August 3, North American Division Officers and Union Presidents meeting in Houston, Livesay was honored for his 43 years of service by Dan Jackson, NAD president; Alex Bryant, NAD executive secretary; and Tom Evans, NAD treasurer.

“The Lake Union has appreciated the Livesays leadership, focus on mission and encouraging our members to embrace a commission culture,” said Maurice Valentine, executive secretary of the Lake Union.

A special meeting of the Lake Union Executive Committee is scheduled for September 21, with the purpose of electing a new president.

About the Lake Union Conference: The Lake Union Conference serves 88,000 members in the Illinois, Indiana, Lake Region, Michigan and Wisconsin conferences.

For more information, please contact: Debbie Michel, 269.473.8245, Debbie.Michel@lakeunion.org

Livesay was honored for his 43 years of service at the North American Division Officers and Union Presidents meeting in Houston. He’s pictured here with Dan Jackson, NAD president; Alex Bryant, NAD executive secretary; and Tom Evans, NAD treasurer. (courtesy Dan Weber/NAD)