Our September Share the Plate is for the DACA students, but to be more precise, it is for DACA renewals which cost $495. Many students need financial aid. CAUSA will help distribute the money based on applications and need.
The Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was formed through executive order by former President Barack Obama in 2012 and allows certain people (Dreamers) who were brought to the U.S. unlawfully as minors to be protected from immediate deportation. Recipients are able to request “consideration of deferred action”. The DACA program has been heralded for bringing young undocumented immigrants out of the shadows, allowing them to attend colleges and universities, obtain driver licenses, provide for themselves, their families and future while being positive and productive members of society.