NBC10 and Telemundo62 hosted a live, informational phone bank to answer viewer questions about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Thursday, Sept. 28.
The phone bank took calls from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. featuring experts from local organizations to provide free, confidential advice and counsel to local callers.
Participating organizations included CEIBA, Juntos, Nationality Services Center and the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia.
What is DACA?
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was implemented in 2012 by the Obama administration. Since then, thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought into the U.S. by their parents under the age of 16 have applied for, been vetted, and approved for DACA. With the deadline for DACA, October 5, quickly approaching, it is important for everyone to be informed and aware of the application process.
Many organizations are offering legal services and DACA details that people need to apply or find out if they qualify. Remember, the deadline for applications is October 5.
List of resources:
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ilrc) has many resources to help those wanting to apply for DACA.
Do you know if qualify for DACA? Find out with Immi’s online interview.
Find a list of links, toolkits, guides, references and other information pertinent to DREAMers on THEDREAM.us.
Need legal help? They can help you find legal assistance.
All of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services forms for DACA can be found here.
In March 2017, the Mexican Consulate opened legal aid centers, where they receive people, give them information and legal advice, and refer them to an organization that can help further with job placement.