On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration rescinded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and is “only adjudicating DACA renewal requests received by Oct. 5, 2017, from current beneficiaries whose benefits will expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018.“
DACA is a 2012 Obama administration immigration policy that allowed people who entered the United States as minors – and either came here or stayed in the country illegally – to have two years of deferred action from deportation and to be eligible for a work permit, renewable every two years.
Our partners at NPARC (Non-Profit Anti-Racism Coalition) – an alliance of organizations and individuals committed to ending institutional racism – compiled the following information about DACA, including resources for DACA recipients and their allies/advocates. Please share this information widely!
- Who are the ‘Dreamers’ whose dreams have been deferred? You might be surprised (LA Times)
- What’s next for DACA and the nearly 800,000 people protected by it (LA Times)
- Webinar on Trump’s DACA decision (National Immigration Law Center)
RESOURCES FOR DREAMERS
- 9/28 EVENT: Know Your Rights Workshop (Seattle University Pre-Law Student Association) The first half of this workshop goes over the rights of DACA students (at work, traveling, in school, etc) and the second half addresses what to do if DACA is terminated and or if ICE comes to Seattle University.
- Important Things to Know About DACA (Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs)
- DACA Legal Clinic Flyer (Northwest Immigrant Rights Project)
- Paying for DACA Renewal (United We Dream)
- ‘Options After DACA’ Free Community Forums (Northwest Immigrant Rights Project)
- If DACA Ends, Here’s What The Program’s Recipients Need to Know About Their Rights (Remezcla)
RESOURCES FOR ALLIES
- Don’t Get Your Undocumented Friends In Trouble: A How-To (Medium)
- Application for Mental Health Providers to Volunteer Services
- Sample Letter of Support to Dreamers (shared with Seattle University community)
RESOURCES FOR ADVOCATES: Everyone can advocate for justice!
- Dream Act Tool Kit (Center for American Progress Action Fund)
- If You’re Outraged By Trump’s DACA Decision, Here’s How You Can Help Recipients Like Me (Huff Post)
- Click here to find your representatives. Then call, email, and/or fax a message like this: