Dear students, families and community members,
We know that many of you are concerned and frightened by President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Please know that the AWCPA community stands with you and is deeply honored to provide access to education for all of our students.
A few things to know:
- DACA has not been repealed, protections are still in place for those who have already applied.
- No new applications will be accepted after 9/5.
- For renewing your application or asking questions, please make sure to go through a credible attorney.
- It is best to carry your DACA documentation with you in case you are questioned.
- For now, it is imperative for those impacted to stay out of trouble with the law.
- Due to the uncertainty of the situation, it is best for DACA recipients to not leave the country because of the risk of not being allowed back in.
- Review “What do I need to know if the DACA program ends?”, created by The Immigrant Legal Resource Center
- Public schools do not keep a list of undocumented students, and will therefore not be able to provide any information to immigration enforcement agencies.
What can you do?
- Call or tweet your Representative or Senator to express your concerns about the DACA repeal and urge Congress to act and make the executive order a permanent law. Click here to find out who your senators and representatives are.
- See resources such as http://coloradoimmigrant.org/ for more ideas about how to have your voice heard.
- Talk to your teachers if you want to organize a way to take action.
We are working on finding out more information and resource and will update this post when mores specifics are available.