Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) website provides current immigration information and resources for undocumented & DACAmented student DREAMers, families and our communities.
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DACA Renewals Now
DACA Renewals Now is a hub that provides links to DACA guides, downloadable toolkit, graphics with renewal guidance and information on how to access renewal assistance from participating organizations
Myth and Realities
Source: Students United for the DREAM Act, 2012
REALITY: DACA is not the DREAM Act, or amnesty or immigration reform. It is merely 1% of a comprehensive immigration platform that still needs much work.
REALITY: It does not provide beneficiaries a pathway to residency or citizenship. It does NOT “fix” his papers. It merely provides a work permit and the relief of deportation.
REALITY: Obama did not invent DACA. It already existed but was only available for students already in deportation procedures. Now it is available to many students and not just those with deportation orders, so long as they meet the requirements.
REALITY: DACA cannot be used to adjust or petition for family members’ immigration status. It can only provide a temporary work permit for those who qualify.
REALITY: DACA does not provide a path for beneficiaries to enlist in the military. Under current federal law, one still needs a VISA (I-551) to enlist.
REALITY: Applicants for DACA do not always need lawyers. All the forms and instructions are free and on the USCIS website. However, if a case is very difficult, it is recommended to hire an ethical attorney.
REALITY: DACA beneficiaries will not be eligible to obtain Drivers’ Licenses. Texas, however, is the only state that has a law which does allow for this.
REALITY: DACA does not call for more illegal immigration because all applicants must prove in full detail that they lived in the country for 5 years prior to its passage.
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Growing Up In San Antonio - October 11th, 2019
Immigrant students are most supported by their family, in San Antonio, that family extends to school and community leaders.
Community leaders- join us to learn about resources available to you -- everything from mental health to higher education -- while working alongside your peers to build a powerful citywide strategy to help others just like you.
Carmen De Luna-Jones