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.

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Pile it on for DACA!

Please pass this on to those who need this information.
Meanwhile, Indivisible Ventura, along with our sister Indivisible groups, almost 6000 strong across the U.S., asks you to call. Even if you’ve called before. Let’s swamp their call tallies. 800,000 people are depending on us.
 Ask your Senators to co-sponsor the bipartisan Durbin-Graham “DREAM Act” (S. 1615)
if they haven’t already. Check here. For Californians, use this script. You can call or email thanks.
 

Minimal Script: I’m from [zip code] and I’m calling/emailing Senator Feinstein to thank her for co-sponsoring the bipartisan 2017 DREAM Act (S. 1615), and to ask her and her Judiciary committee to push it through quickly for a vote on the Senate floor.


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

Protect Immigrants: Pass the Dream Act and Don’t Allow Trump to Dismantle DACA

Yes, yes, we know it’s a holiday…

However, no rest for the wicked, or us either. Call and leave a message or email.

Minimal ScriptI’m from [zip code] and I’m calling/emailing Senator Feinstein to thank her for co-sponsoring the bipartisan 2017 DREAM Act (S. 1615), and to ask her and her Judiciary committee to push it through quickly for a vote on the Senate floor.


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

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