Important Notice — Please Read
In an order filed on Fri., Aug. 31, 2018 the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas declined to issue a preliminary injunction that might have affected the ability of people with DACA to apply to renew their DACA. In the coming days, NILC will be updating its DACA-related materials to reflect the effects of the Aug. 31 ruling.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Response to January 2018 Preliminary Injuction - February 14, 2018, Update
Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia: Respuesta al Mandato Judicial Preliminar de Enero de 2018
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on behalf of the entire presidential administration, announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Below are resources and information on DACA.
California Coverage & Health Initiatives - Upcoming EventsThe California Endowment is Committing over $1 Million to Help Californians with DACA StatusThe money comes from their Fight for All Fund and will help support the effort to provide legal and financial assistance for DACA renewal applications, as well as an outreach and education campaign to make sure immigrants know where to turn for help. Below is a statement from The California Endowment's President and CEO Dr. Robert K. Ross."The California Endowment stands strong with Governor Brown and our legislative leadership in taking resolute steps to protect the rights of our immigrant brothers and sisters...Our Fight4All initiative aims to ensure the health and well-being of the communities left most vulnerable in the current climate - those whose health, safety and justice are being undermined and compromised at the highest of levels. We firmly believe that a system that excludes anyone hurts everyone, and we are committed to taking significant steps on behalf of ALL Californians."The California Endowment is doing the following:
- Committing $500,000 for DACA renewal application fees through the Mission Asset Fund to support immigrants in the Central Valley, Central Coast, Inland Empire and Orange County regions of California; the Endowment joins other funders such as the Weingart Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation, bringing the current total to $2.5 million. The Fund has received over 4,500 applications since being unveiled just last week.
- Providing a $750,000 loan guarantee to Self-Help Federal Credit Union that helps it to provide interest-free bridge loans to community organizations that need upfront resources to pay for DACA application fees.
For information about DACA in your local area, click here.
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