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Support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals

To date, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth have been granted DACA status, which provides work authorization and temporary relief from deportation. The program has enabled our graduates to contribute to their communities by significantly increasing opportunities for higher education and jobs. Unfortunately, on September 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

   

Dreamers and DACA: Information for Schools

A range of resources providing useful information for schools and educators. 

http://www.colorincolorado.org/ell-basics/special-populations/daca

  

Community Navigators (National Partnership for New Americans / NPNA)

Volunteer activists trained to provide immigration support for their communities.

partnershipfornewamericans.org/community-navigators/

  

Immigrants rising

California-based, collaborative non-profit that empowers undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals. Provides updated information on national policies and resources.

https://immigrantsrising.org/

  

National Immigrant Justice Center

NIJC protects human rights and provides access to justice for all immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. 

http://www.immigrantjustice.org/

  

School House Connection

Update on Immigrant Students: How Schools can help. Federal rules on immigrant youth and families are changing rapidly, from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to enforcement actions by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This brief provides basic information about eligibility for education services, and practical
suggestions for schools.

https://multilingual.madison.k12.wi.us/files/esl/uploads/immigration-january-2018_1.pdf

  

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)

BRYCS aims to strengthen the capacity of refugee-serving and mainstream organizations across the U.S. to empower and ensure the successful development of refugee children, youth, and their families. 

http://www.brycs.org/publications/index.cfm

 

How to Get a Green Card for your Parents: The Definitive Guide [2018] - Henson Pachuta Law firm (VA)

A guide to green card related issues for parents - https://hensonpachuta.com/

https://hensonpachuta.com/green-card-for-parents

 

Film - I Learn America - watch the film trailer - http://ilearnamerica.com/

The Film: One High School, One School Year, Five New Americans The children of immigration, here to stay, are the new Americans. How we fare in welcoming them will determine the nature of this country in the 21st century and beyond. In I Learn America, five resilient immigrant teenagers come together over a year at the International High School at Lafayette and struggle to learn about and get comfortable with their new land. The International High School at Lafayette is a New York City public school dedicated to serving recently arrived immigrant teenagers, with more than 300 students speaking 24 languages from more than 50 countries. The students strive to master English, adapt to families they haven’t seen in years, confront the universal trials of adolescence, and search for a future they can claim as their own. Through these five vibrant young people, their stories and struggles, and their willingness to open their lives and share them with us, we “learn America.”