In 2012, the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program was formed through an executive order by President Obama. This immigration policy allowed undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as minors to be protected from immediate deportation and to receive work authorization. DACA recipients, known as Dreamers, could request “consideration of deferred action” for a period of two years, which was subject to renewal. However, for many Dreamers, the process is complicated and expensive, requiring applicants to complete complex forms by hand. Determined to address this barrier, a group of local entrepreneurs, including BSPC members Brook Kohn and Jean-Yves Kasonga Beya, have come together to create and launch a website http://www.dacatime.com/ that supports Dreamers in the application process and in this new uncertain time. On Sunday, June 24th at 11:15 p.m. in Palmer Hall, join Jean-Yves and members of the Social Justice Committee for a conversation about the website and the current status of Dreamers.
Social Justice Conversation: Current Status of Dreamers
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June 24, 2018 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm