Washburn law students hosting walk-in DACA consultation

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Washburn University law students are helping DACA recipients prepare for what, right now, are uncertain futures.

The students are hosting clinics to provide free legal services for those going through the process of renewing their DACA applications. They will help fill out forms and assess the situations to see if DACA recipients qualify. There are also translators at the clinic.

The students say the clinics help the public, but also help them prepare for their careers.

"We're definitely learning a lot, especially with the short time frame," said Sarah Balderas, one of the law students. "We definitely have to train ourselves and learn everything there is to know about DACA and the current immigration system right now, especially since we only have until October 5th, which is the deadline."

The program continues from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. the next to Fridays at Washburn Law School, 17th and MacVicar.

President Trump and Congress are said to be working out a deal to keep some form of DACA, protecting people brought to the U.S. illegally as children from being deported.