You can assist a young immigrant with their DACA renewal!
On Tuesday, September 5th, the Trump administration announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will end on March 5, 2018. Now, young immigrants across our county and nation are scrambling to extend as much as possible the DACA work permit they now have and need desperately to carry on with their lives. Any work permit expiring between now and March 5th needs to be renewed no later than October 5th to maintain the applicant’s limited status of protection from deportation.
A fee of $495 must accompany each application for DACA renewal. CLUE-Ventura County is collecting donations to help defray the cost of renewal applications. Funds must be received by September 21st and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Ventura attorney Vanessa Frank, a specialist in immigration law and CLUE’s immediate past chair, is offering free assistance with the application process through September 29th for any eligible DACA holder who contacts her office at 143 Figueroa St, Ventura, (805) 641-9300. Some application funds are already available through a generous anonymous donor; those funds will support 20 applicants. With an estimated 7,000 DACA-eligible immigrants in Ventura County, the demand for renewal will surely outstrip currently available funds.
Please donate by September 21st via PayPal or credit card at www.cluevc.org, or mail a check payable to CLUE-VC to PO Box 3066, Ventura, CA 93006. 100% of donations received now through September 21st will be used for DACA renewals.
(from Indivisible Ventura: You can also volunteer at the Clinic this Saturday, Sept. 16th.)
In solidarity with our caring supporters and our struggling young people,
Rev. Betty Stapleford and Nan Waltman
Ventura County Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice
Our mailing address is:
CLUE-VC, P O Box 3066, Ventura, CA 93006