This is great news for students who have Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals or are undocumented. Now they will have the opportunity to obtain scholarships for their studies. For more information go to: https://mydocumentedlife.org/2016/09/12/scholarships-open-to-undocumented-students/
Today, the Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, the case challenging expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). This means that the Fifth Circuit’s decision upholding the preliminary injunction against these initiatives will stand. This ruling does not impact the original DACA program launched in 2012. The decision is a huge disappointment for immigrant families and their defenders. It’s bad for American communities, workers and the economy. We will continue to explore all available legal avenues and will urge the government to do the same. Ultimately, the nation needs a permanent solution to our outdated immigration system, and that must come from Congress. The fight will continue.
Scholarship Sharing and Dreamers of Virginia will be hosting College Aid Seminars for Latino DREAMers and DACA students, and their families on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT), in Arlington, VA . The event will be targeted towards High School students, as well as currently enrolled undergraduates throughout Virginia and DC.
The English presentation will be from 3-6 pm, and the Spanish presentation will be from 6-9 pm.
The event will focus on highlighted topics such as:
– Scholarships for Undocumented and DACA Students
– Applying for In-State Tuition
– Ways to lower on college costs
– Answering questions of attending families
For more information, please contact: Scholarshipsharing@gmail.com or call 804-577-8513.
To register: Click HERE
BB&T and Blue Ridge Immigration Law Center present: A Community Forum on the New Deferred Action Programs
The forum will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015 between 10-11:30 a.m. at the BB&T located at 250 Neff Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Come learn about the requirements for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) under current law and find out how the proposed changes to deferred action may benefit undocumented parents of U.S. citizen and lawful permanent resident children (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents or “DAPA”). While applications are not being accepted at the moment for these expanded DACA and DAPA programs, it is important to understand the requirements and how to be prepared.
To view the event flyer go to: http://www.blueridgeimmigration.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Final-DACA_Harrisonburg-Flyer.pdf
WHO CAN APPLY?
Current DACA recipients seeking renewal and new applicants, including individuals born prior to June 15, 1981, who meet all other DACA guidelines.
WHEN CAN I APPLY?
USCIS will begin accepting requests for expanded DACA on February 18, 2015.
DO I QUALIFY?
— Allows individuals born prior to June 15, 1981, to apply for DACA (removing the upper age restriction) provided they meet all other DACA guidelines.
— Requires continuous residence in the United States since January 1, 2010, rather than the prior requirement of June 15, 2007.
— Extends the deferred action period and employment authorization from 2 years to 3 years.
— Takes off the age restriction for undocumented young people who arrived here before January 1, 2010.
As part of President Obama’s new administrative action on immigration, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has been expanded.
More DREAMers and young people will be eligible for DACA. Plus, the period of DACA and work authorization is extended from 2 years to now 3 years.
The expanded DACA program will allow an estimated 300,000 additional individuals who came to the U.S. as children to qualify. Under the current program, DACA is limited to individuals who entered before June 15, 2007 and who were born on or after June 16, 1981.Under the expanded program, new DACA-eligible immigrants will be able to qualify if they entered before January 1, 2010 regardless of their age.
For more information visit: http://www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction#daca