Friday, September 8, 2017

Catholic Charities to prioritize DACA renewals due by Oct. 5

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Local immigration attorney Eric Pavri wants local Dreamers to get information and assistance they need.
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Dreamers' immigration status became dire this week when the Trump administration announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) won't accept renewals in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which gives work/study permits to undocumented youth brought to this country as children in two-year increments. That means this generation of immigrants, most of whom are totally integrated in American society, could become vulnerable to deportation as early as March of next year if Congress doesn't pass the Dream Act or some other kind of immigration reform.

Pavri, who works at the Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, the only non-profit law firm for immigrants in the region, sent around these fliers on Friday, urging that recipients forward, print and post them anywhere they could be of use.

"Time is of the essence, because those youth eligible to renew DACA must mail their applications so that they are RECEIVED by the government by October 5, 2017," he wrote (emphasis his). "We are prioritizing these cases for appointments in our office."

He's also going to be leading "know your rights" trainings that are free, open to the public and will be presented in both English and Spanish. Here's the deets on those:

Friday, September 08, 2017

6:00 PM

Host organization:  Grupo Esperanza

2410 S. Academy Blvd.

Colorado Springs

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

6:00 PM

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

2715 E Pikes Peak Ave.

Colorado Springs

And here are those fliers, first in Spanish, then in English:

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