La Casa stands with our community: DACA recipients, DREAMers, immigrants and their families.

La Casa stands with our community: DACA recipients,

DREAMers, immigrants and their families.

NWIRP Granger

Last Tuesday, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was rescinded. NWIRP, Washington Dream Act Coalition, and partner organizations are hosting community forums to address questions from community members with DACA and their families. Immigration attorneys will be available to answer questions.

FREE COMMUNITY FORUM
Monday, September 11th at 5:30 p.m.
Radio KDNA
121 Sunnyside Avenue
Granger, WA 98932

What is DACA?

The program was implemented by executive order action by President Obama in June 2012. Under the program, people who came to the U.S. as children and met specific requirements were safe from deportation for two years, and could then apply to renew their status as a DACA recipient. Those who were approved were eligible for work authorization. Since 2012, nearly 800,000 DACA recipients were able to access school and work legally in the U.S.

La Casa stands with our community: DACA recipients, DREAMers, immigrants and their families. We need you to stand with us.

Here are 5 ways how…

1) Get informed. Information about DACA informational events and resources by Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) can be found here.

2) Donate. La Casa is starting a temporary scholarship fund to help off-set the $495 DACA renewal fee for those eligible to renew and in need of financial assistance. Sponsor a DACA renewal application form by donating here. List “DACA Renewal Fund” under the dedication line.

3) Advocate! Congress has been called to action for immigration reform. Move your legislators to action at bilingual legislator letter-writing workshops for the next three Wednesdays.

When? 9/13, 9/20, 9/27
Time? 5:30-7:30pm
Where? La Casa Hogar 106 S. 6th St., Yakima

4) Renew your DACA (if you’re eligible). If you or someone you know currently has DACA and needs to speak with someone, call La Casa Hogar: 509-457-5058

5) Volunteer. Email elizabethl@lacasahogar.org or sign up here to get connected at La Casa Hogar.

 

Other Community Resources:

Corazon Community Support Group. Corazón in Yakima Valley is a support group for undocumented students and families. The mission Corazón is to create community healing through art, peer support, and self-care. Email Rocio at rocio@iamempowermentllc.com or visit https://iamempowermentllc.com/corazon/

Donate to Heritage University DACA Emergency Fund: https://www.heritage.edu/DACAgiving

We stand with our community. Stand with us.