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What Do I Need to Know About the End of DACA?
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
FAQ of DACA Recission
Department of Homeland Security
Next Steps for Phasing Out DACA
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Local DREAMer Student Organization
Legal Advice Service to DACA Applicants
International Institute of Connecticut
Migration, Refugee and Immigration Services
Catholic Charities Immigration
In the wake of Trump's decision to end the DACA program for immigrant youth on Sept 5th, CT Students for a Dream (C4D) along with many partners across CT are providing FREE legal assistance and DACA scholarships to CT DACA applicants who need to renew and submit their DACA application before the deadline of Oct 5th. C4D is a statewide youth-led network fighting for the rights of undocumented youth and their families. www.ct4adream.org
What is DACA? Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a program that allows undocumented immigrant youth who came to the US at a young age and meet certain qualifications to apply for a work permit and gain protection from deportation. The administration is ending DACA with a "6 month phase out," This means,
DACA Renewal Scholarship
The fee to apply for a DACA renewal costs $495 to the US government. Many DACA recipients and their families cannot afford to pay the fee, especially given the short timeline they have to apply and get the money together. CT Students for a Dream is raising money to give DACA scholarships to anyone who needs help paying for their DACA renewal fee.
Scholarship application: bit.ly/CTDACAscholarship
Deadline to apply is Sept 23, 2017
FREE DACA RENEWAL CLINICS
CT Students for a Dream and partners will be organizing FREE DACA Renewal application clinics over the next 3 weeks. See "Info Sheet on DACA Renewal Help in CT" with dates of current DACA renewal clinics, as well as a list of legal service organizations and non-profits that are assisting with DACA.
BRIDGEPORT - Saturday, Sept 23rd @ 10:00am-3:00pm
Burroughs Community Center,
2470 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605
* Organized by: CT Hispanic Bar Association, Center for Children’s Advocacy, Esperanza Center for Law and Advocacy, CT Students for a Dream, CT Institute for Refugees and Immigrants
WINDHAM - Wednesday, Sept 20th @ 4:00pm-8:00pm
St. Joseph Church Hall,
99 Jackson Street, Willimantic, CT
* Organized by: CT Students for a Dream, Sagrado Corazon De Jesus Church
MERIDEN - Sunday, Sept 24th @ 2:00pm-5:00pm
St Rose Church,
35 Center St, Meriden, CT 06450
* Organized by: CT Legal Services, St Rose of Lima Parish, CT Students for a Dream
HARTFORD - Saturday, Sept 30th @ 12:00pm-3:00pm
Center for Latino Progress - CPRF
95 Park St #2, Hartford, CT 06106
* Organized by: CT Students for a Dream, Center for Latino Progress
What will happen at a DACA Application Clinic? Trained volunteers fill out the DACA application with applicant; lawyers then review the application for submission. Register Below!
¿Que sucedera en esta Clínica? En esta clínica, abogados y voluntarios capacitados responderán a sus preguntas sobre DACA y ayudarán a llenar los formularios necesarios para su aplicación. (¡Trae sus documentos!) Registrarse abajo!