We need your help today.
Meet our student Gabriela and her son Miguel, the youngest member of our Freedom University family! Gabriela arrived in the United States when she was five years old, and attended K-12 in Georgia public schools. Gabriela is one of Georgia's 26,000 recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. With this program, she has received a driver's license, a federal work permit, and a temporary reprieve from deportation.
On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced the termination of the DACA program. Several lawsuits were filed against the administration for terminating the program unlawfully. Two nationwide injunctions in New York and California have allowed DACA recipients to renew their status. However, there are still legal threats to the program, and it is anticipated that USCIS could be ordered to stop accepting renewal applications as early as August 8, 2018.
This news has caused Gabriela, and DACA recipients like her across the country, to scramble to renew their DACA status. Freedom University has partnered with several community partners to host a DACA Renewal Clinic, and provide DACA recipients pro-bono legal services. The cost of each DACA Renewal Fee is $495.
We need your help today to meet this urgent cost.
Can you, your family, or a group of friends contribute $495 today? This donation will potentially help a Freedom University student leader like Gabriela gain two years of protection from deportation, authorization to work and drive in the United States, and help keep her family together. While DACA renewals are not a permanent solution, we will continue to fight for fair and comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth and their families.
To donate today, please visit www.freedom-university.org/donate.