Hey, Mr. President…

Minimal Script: I am calling from [zip code] to ask Sen./Rep. [___]  to pass a clean Dream Act and to reject the Trump administration’s attempts to use these young people covered by DACA as hostages to force Congress to build a border wall and enact outrageous immigration policies.

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

and Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

or Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

Other Rep Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

More info:  Continue reading “Hey, Mr. President…”

No More Delay: Pass the Dream Act (S. 1615) Now!

Minimal Script: I’m calling Senator Feinstein to thank her for co-sponsoring the bipartisan 2017 DREAM Act (S.1615), and to ask her to urge the Judiciary Committee to push it through quickly so it can proceed to a vote on the Senate floor.

More script if you want it:  The DREAM Act would override any effort by Trump to scrap DACA and its protections for young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

More Info:

Continue reading “No More Delay: Pass the Dream Act (S. 1615) Now!”

DACA students at community, CA State colleges and University of CA – DACA Fee scholarships here! Share!

Thanks, Avrom!
Today Mission Asset Fund, a San Francisco-based nonprofit with a long history of supporting Dreamers, along with generous support from the Weingart Foundation, announced it is now providing $495 scholarships so DACA recipients can safely renew their status. Any individual whose DACA status is set to expire between now and March 5, 2018, may still apply for renewal. The application deadline for these renewals is Oct. 5. Dreamers can apply for the scholarship at LC4DACA.org and receive a check made out to the Department of Homeland Security within 48 hours. These grants are available to community college, California State University and University of California students. Please help get the word out to students about this resource as quickly as possible. A communications tool kit is available at the following link. Please contact programs@missionassetfund.org with any questions.

Click here for how to support our DACA neighbors.

Click here  and here for more information on the Sept. 16th DACA Renewal Clinic

Click here for DACA Renewal Clinic – Attorney Training

 

Need more donors to help with DACA application renewal fees!

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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. Continue reading “Need more donors to help with DACA application renewal fees!”

Ask CA legislators to pass SB 183 and keep ICE out of State buildings. Deadline Sept. 15!

(Photos from http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-romulo-avelica-deportation-20170731-story.html)

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [__] and I’m asking my Rep [__] and Sen. [__] to vote YES on SB 183 (“State buildings: federal immigration agents” Act) before the legislative deadline of Sept. 15th.

More Script if you want it: This bill would make schools, state-owned buildings and college campuses off-limits to federal immigration agents and would force officers to get warrants before they visit public sites for surveillance or arrests. Our neighbors need this to feel safe in their daily lives.

Hannah-Beth Jackson: SAC (916) 651-4019, SB (805) 965-0862, OX (805)988-1940
Monique Limón: (CA-37): SAC (916) 319-2037, SB (805) 564-1649, VTA (805) 641-3700
Not your people? Not sure?http://www.phoneyourrep.com

Stop the criminalization and deportation of immigrants who came here for safety. – 9/12

Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Rep. [Brownley, Carbajal] to vote NO on H.R. 3697, the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act.

 More Script if you want it: This bill that criminalizes immigrants, including those fleeing gang violence, and allows more of them to be detained and deported. It also affects vulnerable populations such as asylum seekers, TPS holders, and unaccompanied children.

Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

OR Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

Other Rep Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

More Info:  Continue reading “Stop the criminalization and deportation of immigrants who came here for safety. – 9/12”

DACA resources – Updated 9/11

(Updated 9/14)

Free Help with DACA paperwork – Pass this on!

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.

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. 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.

Update on the “free” filing fees. We need more donors!

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.

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.

In solidarity with our caring supporters and our struggling young people,
Rev. Betty Stapleford and Nan Waltman
Co-Chairs
Ventura County Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice
www.cluevc.org

DACA Clinic – You can assist a young immigrant with their DACA renewal!

Vanessa Frank is putting on a DACA clinic on September 16th Spread the word, pin up the poster where people can see it and volunteer to help that day! You do not need to be bilingual to help out. (805) 650-7592.

Other options:
Mexican Consulates are providing funds and support for renewals at all the 50 consulates in the US. The nearest consulate is in Oxnard.
3151 W. Fifth St #E-100 – Oxnard, CA 93030 Tel: (805) 984-8738 * Fax: (805) 984-8747 E-mail: consul@consulmexoxnard.com

For other states, go here.

Continue reading “DACA resources – Updated 9/11”