What is the latest information about the DACA issue?
9/15 UPDATE: The Federal Government has announced that they plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In the announcement, the administration indicated that they plan on “winding down” the program, saying that there will be no immediate change in status for those currently enrolled in DACA but that they will no longer accept new applications. They also announced that those whose permits expire by March 5, 2018 will be permitted to apply for two-year renewals, but it’s unclear what the long-term implications of this would be for applicants. The announcement was followed by news reports of a potential deal between the Trump Administration and members of Congress on this issue, but there is no clear picture of what the details of such an agreement would be, nor is there a sense of a timeline for Congressional action.
I’m a current DACA recipient. What should I do?
- If your DACA permit expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018, you must file your DACA renewal application before October 5, 2017. USCIS will not accept renewals after this time.
- Current Los Rios students may be able to get assistance from the Los Rios Foundation’s Student Emergency Fund for costs associated with applying.
- Scholarships are available for DACA renewal through Mission Outreach Fund.
- For assistance filling out and/or submitting renewal applications, please visit openingdoors.com. Download the organization’s flyers in multiple languages: English and Spanish here, and Filipino here.
- Stay enrolled in school. Undocumented students are welcome on the Los Rios college campuses and should continue their education, with or without DACA.
- DACA enrollees should stay in the country.
- Know your rights and seek legal advice. For more information, visit: ilrc.org or ready-california.org
Am I still eligible for financial aid?
California DACA recipients’ eligibility for state financial aid under the California Dream Act is NOT affected by changes to DACA. Eligible California undocumented students still qualify for AB 540 (in-state tuition) and the California Dream Act. The California Dream Act application launches on October 1, 2017. Visit: caldreamact.org
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