Help Us Help Dreamers!
Help us help Dreamers!
Dreamers are recipients of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. They are young people who came to the U.S. before the age of 16 and are currently in school, a graduate of high school or equivalent, or honorably discharged from the U.S. military. They also have a clean criminal record and have passed a background check. The DACA registration is good for two years, after which the DACA recipient must again meet the same requirements in order to renew DACA for two more years.
An estimated 790,000 young people have undergone the rigorous vetting and are enrolled in the DACA program.
On September 5th, Attorney General Sessions announced that the current administration is terminating DACA. Current DACA recipients have only until October 5, 2017 to renew their status.
Terminating DACA will have immediate devastating consequences for DACA recipients. With your support, we will continue to reach out to the community to ensure that as many DACA recipients as possible renew their DACA status before the deadline of October 5th.
Please take action now to support the Dreamers by donating to Catholic Migration Services and earmarking your donation to support our DACA work. We will use these funds to help Dreamers needing financial assistance pay the $495 fee charged by the government and to support our expanded efforts to assist Dreamers with their renewal applications.