The American Friends Immigrant Services (AFIS) legal team and the Catholic Charities in Monroe County (CCMC) began a new adventure in 2015 to reach the most marginalized and vulnerable migrants in the cities of Marathon and Key West, Florida—the most southern cities in the U.S. with almost non-existent legal services.
Deferred Action Public Service Announcement in English
In 2012, President Obama’s administration announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, a program that allows us to live and work in the United States legally, with the possibility of renewal every two years.
If you, your son, or daughter came to the United States prior to June 15, 2007, were under 16 years old, and meet other requirements, there’s a possibility you or your child may qualify for deferred action.
AFSC Iowa Deferred Action Public Service Announcement
En el 2012, la administración del presidente Obama, nos otorgó La Acción Diferida, que es una estadía legal y un permiso de trabajo, con la posibilidad de renovarlos cada dos años.
Si Ud. Su hijo o hija llego a los Estados Unidos antes del 15 de Junio del 2007, tenía menos de 16 años, y cumple con otros requisitos, ay una posibilidad que califique para la Acción Diferida como yo y otros 450,000 jóvenes a nivel nacional.
Si Ud. Ya fue otorgado la Acción Diferida va a poder renovarla comenzando 150 días antes de la fecha de vencimiento.
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 3:40pm - Friday, March 14, 2014 - 6:00pm
AFSC Immigrant Rights Program has intensified its work on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and will be providingworkshops on new DACA applications, and benefits that DACArecipients can obtain. The upcoming events include tax filing for DACA recipients, DACA info for Haitians and others in Jersey City, and the newly passed In-State Tuition Act that DACA youth could utilize. Please check enclosed flyers for more information.
To be held at AFSC, 4211 Grand Avenue (northwest corner of 42nd St. and Grand), Des Moines.
On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced that the Dept. of Homeland Security will halt deportations and permit employment authorization for certain eligible youth. You may qualify for deferred action if you:
¨ Arrived in the US before age 16 and before June 15, 2007
¨ Have lived in the US continuously for the last 6 years and are presently in the US
AFSC's Youth Peace Building and Justice Program are assisting undocumentd students in four Chicago Public Schools as they fill out their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals forms. Many students and families of immigrant youth have been uncertain of the risks and the costs connected to applying for DACA status.
To date, the program has assisted over 50 youth and family members with applications and trained five college interns to assist at the school. The medical program coordinator at one high school expressed her appreciation in the following e-mail:
Getting her deferred action approval meant Yazmin, a longtime advocate for immigration policy reform who graduated from college last year, could get a job.
In June, when high school junior Ivania heard the news about a new immigration policy, she thought for a moment that this was it—that Congress had passed the DREAM Act. Maybe medical school was not too much of a stretch after all; maybe she would be able to qualify for grants and get a part-time job to pay for a psychology degree at the University of Iowa.
This is a presentation about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), recent temporary immigration relief for immigrant youth. Presentation will cover eligibilities and documents needed.
Who we are
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.