The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) is still alive, despite the Trump administration’s efforts to kill it, and it’s vital that eligible immigrant youth renew their two-year protections as soon as possible.
The cost for immigrant youth to apply is steep. That’s why Daily Kos is supporting the United We Dream DACA renewal fund. UWD has a waiting list of hundreds of young people, and every dollar raised is a chance to get them the resources they need to live without fear of deportation.
DACA allows some undocumented youth to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and become eligible for a work permit in the United States.
But with renewals priced at $495 per person—not to mention the cost of attorney fees—many eligible people are left behind, and remain at risk for deportation.
Through their DACA Renewal Fund, United We Dream is raising money to support clinics—which will help immigrant youth process their renewals—and to cover renewal fees. So far, the fund has supported more than 3,000 DACA recipients, and there are still many more who need help.
Gabe Ortiz, Daily Kos
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