Human and Civil Rights
New DACA Resources for DREAMers
NEA’s first-ever Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) clinic webinar offered a lifeline to DREAMers and their families with the introduction of two invaluable new resources:
- NEA’s DACA Back-To-School Guide for Educators ( PDF, 411 KB, 2 pgs.) is a handy online brochure that spells out the steps for educators who want to help undocumented students attend college. Find out about DACA eligibility requirements, application preparation, locating legal assistance, and other ways you can help.
- The Dream.US National Scholarship Fund for DREAMers is a privately funded initiative that helps make the dream of college education an affordable reality for aspiring students. Learn about financial aid and link to an array of resources to help DREAMer scholars.
More than half a million young people have taken advantage of DACA, the federal program that offers students born abroad, but raised in the United States, a way to attend college without being deported. DACA clinics, co-sponsored by NEA and partners, help students—many of whom are unaware they’re eligible—navigate the process.
To learn more about connecting your students to DACA, check out NEA’s DACA clinic webinar, co-hosted by Own the Dream, the Immigration Advocate Network, and the Bridge Project.