Deferred Action & DACA

On September 5th, the Trump Administration announced that the DACA program will be ended on March 5th, 2018. We have put together the following community advisory (also outlined here) for DACA recipients. In addition to this advisory, we are hosting several free community forums for DACA recipients, their families, and other social service providers where we will discuss what options are available to them in light of this news. Please visit nwirp.org/daca for more up-to-date information. 

 

Guadalupe's Story

 

DACA allows me to pursue my education without the fear of being deported.

Guadalupe

 

I was born in Mexico, but have been in the United States since I was only 6 months old. Even though I have been in the US nearly my whole life, I am undocumented.

As a child I dreamed of becoming a surgeon, but because of my status I thought'd it'd be impossible for me to go to college, let alone afford the cost.

I found out about Northwest Immigrant Rights Project around the time that the DACA program was announced. NWIRP gave me the opportunity to have my DACA application reviewed by someone who knows the law and could give me the assurance that everything was done right.

I am so excited that this new program allows me to go to college without the fear of being deported.