Popularity for protecting Dreamers has grown as more people have come forward. Dreamers have been transformed from random strangers to neighbors, colleagues and loved ones. Read how OneGoal staff and Fellows are speaking out to break all stereotypes and humanize this issue.
Read OneGoal DACA stories
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Congress has been debating the passing of a Dream Act since 2001, but never has there been so much popularity and momentum making passage a true possibility. Find your representatives and let them know you stand with Dreamers. Every day. For as long as it takes.
Identify your representatives
For now, the courts have overruled President Trump’s elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections. This allows qualified individuals to apply for the two-year DACA protection. OneGoal is offering emergency funding for Fellows who need assistance covering the $495 application fee.
Learn if you qualify for DACA protection
Attend a DACA Renewal Clinic
Fellows: reach out to your PDs about OneGoal emergency funding information for application fees
Individuals everywhere are demanding continued protections for DACA recipients and while the future may be unknown, it is crucial that your life doesn’t come to a halt. Keep reaching for the best opportunities for your success.
College scholarships for Dreamers
Chicago-specific scholarship info for Dreamers
For Dreamers, the sole act of existing and succeeding is a challenge to every argument against DACA protections. So amidst all of the uncertainty, it’s important to stay tuned on mental and emotional needs in order to continue succeeding in the classroom and beyond. Lean on our regional teams and Program Directors when looking for safe spaces to react, share emotions and talk through the uncertainty.
Tips to take care of your mental health