Update Sept. 7th 11:00 AM
THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR DONATIONS! Our fundraiser is now closed so we can begin the work of processing donations to our recipients. We will be able to cover about 100+ DACA renewal apps in FULL!!! These are truly the times that show what we can do as a community when we come together. However, the fight does stop here. It doesn't stop until ALL 11+ undocumented immigrants are safe from deportation. Have basic humxn rights to thrive and live a better life in a country where they call home. We will not stop at a 2 year renewable work permit, at a 2 year deportation relief. We will continue to fight until we are all free!
In the mean time if you still wish to donate to DACA renewals, please do so with our fellow comrades in the struggle:
Orange County Youth United
Inland Empire Youth Collective
King County Pacific North West (W.A)
South Central LA H.S.
About us: We are a collective of undocumented/dacamented community organizers (Los Angeles and NYC based) who grew tired of being exploited by political agendas and celebrity activists. Instead we decided on collectively creating a youcaring page to raise funds to sponsor DACAmented folks and help their costs. For the directly impacted, by the directly impacted. We believe in the resiliency of folks but more so, believe that changes will not happen by just being resilient but by people taking the necessary steps to make things happen economically, politically, legally, and socially.
On Tuesday morning, atty general, Jeff Sessions, announced that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama Administration was to be gradually rescinded. Needless to say, anger and frustration have taken hold of our undocumented communities through this announcement.
To summarize: No *new* DACA applications will be accepted after today (Sept 5th) and *renewals* will be processed up to March 5th (permits expiring after this date will not be accepted) so long as the applications are submitted by OCTOBER 5th of this year and the current EAD is set to expire within the above time period.
We will continue raising funds with more urgency now for applicants that have to renew within a MONTH's time. Applicants are encouraged to renew their applications and extend their work permit/deportation protection for at least 2 more years. The more we fundraise, the more recipients we can help reapply, each app is $495.
Mucho amor y fuerza to you all
When our communities are under attack? What do we do? Rise up, fight back! This past week many Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and their families have been on edge because sources have reported the administration’s possible retraction of DACA. We also acknowledge that many of those currently in the process of renewing their DACA application have become hesitant in submitting their apps due to financial hardships. Like many working class people, folks do not have the luxury of gambling on $495, which is the total amount of the DACA application fee. This amount coupled with the fear of uncertainty, is preventing many DACA beneficiaries from applying.
We are currently raising funds to cover partial renewal application fees as we’d like to support those in our communities who need dire financial assistance. We are urging allies, community organizations and community members to donate the amount most feasible for you.
Funds will be allocated depending on urgent need (those whose work permits will be expiring within the next 2-3 months).
DACA beneficiaries who’d like to obtain financial assistance should send an email to: [email protected]. E-mail must include an attached copy/picture of their current work permit (omit personal info ex: USCIS #, WAC #, Address and BDay), along with a brief explanation on the financial hardships one currently facing.
We ask DACA recipients to use their best judgement when applying to the fund and only apply if the money is extremely necessary.
*** If the 45th is to retract DACA before filing fees are disbursed, the money fundraised will go to the following grassroots campaigns The Adelanto Bond Fund, Fey y Justice Houston Workers Center and Free Fernanda Ortega.