Las Cruces, N.M. - With a little over 1 week left for eligible DACA-recipients to be able to renew their work permit, the NM Dream Team announced today a total of 50 ‘DACA renewal scholarships’ will be issued during Saturday, Sept. 23, DACA clinic in Las Cruces, N.M. The scholarships will cover the renewal fee of $495 and all funds are made available from ‘United We Dream DACA Renewal Fund’.
Friday’s clinic will take place at St. Albert: The Great New Parish located on 2615 South Solano Dr. from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is organized by the New Mexico Dream Team in collaboration with NM CAFÉ, Diocese of Las Cruces, and Catholic Charities of Southern NM.
Eligible two-year DACA renewals are only for those who currently have a permit that will expire between Sept. 5th, 2017 and March 5, 2018. The application must have been reviewed by USCIS by October 5.
In order to ensure scholarship applicants are able to obtain their ‘DACA renewal check’ the same day of application, the following guidelines must be met:
DACA Renewal Applications must be complete and ready to be mailed
Applicants must have a government issued I.D. at the moment of application
Applicants must sign two income verification form
The NM Dream Team encourages everyone who may be eligible or who knows someone who may be eligible to check out Listo Nuevo México's website so that they can find the resources needed to renew as soon as possible.
The New Mexico Dream Team is a statewide network committed to creating power for multigenerational, undocumented, and mixed status families through community organizing and leadership development. We work to engage our community and allies in becoming leaders using an intersectional, gender, and racial justice lens—to develop and implement an organizing and advocacy infrastructure for policy change fighting to dismantle systemic oppression.
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful nonpartisan network made up of 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. UWD organizes and advocates for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. We seek to address the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth and believe that by empowering immigrant youth, we can advance the cause of the entire community—justice for all immigrants.
Listo NM, is an Albuquerque-based collaborative of nonprofit organizations– including El CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos, NM Dream Team (NMDT), Encuentro, and the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center (NMILC)– focused on supporting immigrant integration statewide and related support programs, services and advocacy, ensuring low-income immigrants have access to social and legal services for Immigration and Administrative Relief, to foster leadership development and to promote economic and civic engagement in immigrant communities.