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The NCSHP stands with Dreamers! Here to Stay. 

As an organization with the only mission of promoting education among Hispanic youth in North Carolina, we were very saddened and concerned by the decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  Since the advent of the DACA program in 2012, we have seen the critical benefits of this program for our students. DACA has provided students to pursue opportunities in businesses and education. Starting six months from now, some of the 800,000 Dreamers will begin losing those protections unless Congress acts. For our Dreamers, this would mean losing the only home they can remember.

We believe this action  to be a step-back in removing barriers for our young immigrant people to reach their full potential, by providing them with the opportunity to pursue their higher education and to continue making important contributions to our country and state economic and social prosperity.

To the DREAMERS, we want to tell you that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Thousands of people of all backgrounds have seen the benefits of the DACA program and have expressed their support to all of you, Dreamers. You have already made significant contributions to the well-being of our communities and deserve to be part of the American dream. Your contributions are evident and clearly everywhere, we are with you!

Our hope is for Congress to bring a definitive solution to the Dreamers status, via the Dream Act or a similar legislation. As an organization, we will continue advocating for educational opportunities for our young immigrants, for a permanent solution that will to allow Dreamers to further their education and become productive, informed, and engaged citizens of our country. 

We encourage other individuals, organizations, institutions, and businesses to support the close to 1 million children, adolescents, and young adults that will be affected by this decision.  Thousands of Dreamers and DACAmented students need you. 

The NCSHP stands with DREAMERS! Here to Stay.

UPDATE 1/15/2018: 


DACA Participants Can Again Apply for Renewal, Immigration Agency Says // New York Times
The federal government said on Saturday that it would resume accepting renewal requests for a program that shields from deportation young immigrants who were brought illegally to the United States as children. In a statement, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services said that “until further notice,” the Obama-era program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, “will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded” in September, when President Trump moved to end it. The decision came after a federal judge in California issued a nationwide injunction on Tuesday ordering the Trump administration to resume the DACA program. The agency said on Saturday that people who were previously granted deferred action under the program could request a renewal if it had expired on or after Sept. 5, 2016. People who had previously received DACA, but whose deferred action had expired before Sept. 5, 2016, cannot renew, but can instead file a new request, the agency said. It noted that the same instructions apply to anyone whose deferred action had been terminated. But officials also said they were not accepting requests from individuals who have never been granted deferred action under DACA.”
Find more here:

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services statement on DACA 1/13/18: 

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Message from United We Dream

If you have DACA you can still renew your work permit!

BUT here’s the thing: we don’t know how long we’ll have this opportunity. That’s why it’s important to apply NOW.

Here’s a quick checklist to know if qualify for renewal:unnamed

  • You have applied AND received DACA before.
  • You have NOT departed the U.S. on or after August 15, 2012, without first having been granted advance parole.
  • You must have resided continuously in the U.S. from the time you submitted the initial request for DACA up until the present time.
  • You must not have been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors, and must not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety. If you do not have felonies. If you do, please consult with a lawyer.

Click here for more information on renewing your DACA.

We know renewing is not an easy decision. Not everyone has the money to renew and some may not feel comfortable giving out their information under this administration. We get it! But we also know this: when Trump terminated the program, we took to the streets, we made calls, we signed petitions so that people across the country would hear our stories and fight to protect us. We changed hearts and minds, and that support has allowed us to create the DACA Renewal Fund. Now, the courts sided with us and forced USCIS to open renewals. We don’t know how long the option to renew will be open, but we will continue to fight for our communities and our families.

Join us to make sure we continue to build together and protect our communities locally.

New NC Justice Brochure

New NC Justice brochure from the NC Justice Center about the Residency Determination System (RDS). For more information, click on the link below.

U.S. Citizen Students with Undocumented Parents: Navigating the Residency Determination Service. Students applying to universities and community colleges in North Carolina are now required to use the online “Residency Determination Service” to determine whether they are “residents” or “non-residents” for purposes of tuition. U.S. citizen students with undocumented parents may face special challenges in navigating this system. This flyer provides advice and guidance to students in immigrant families going through this process.

North Carolina Justice Center will host four free legal clinics to assist current DACA holders to renew their status and work permits!

We wanted to make sure you were aware that there is a window of only about 20 days from now (Sept. 13) for some current DACA beneficiaries to ACT AND RENEW. They have until October 5, 2017 to renew their DACA status and work permit if they already have it.  (This October 5deadline only applies to people whose work permit expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018.)

The North Carolina Justice Center will be hosting four free legal clinics to assist current DACA holders to renew their status and work permits.   These renewals will be critical to allow our friends and neighbors who currently have DACA to continue working and driving legally for another two years, and will be critically important if Congress does not offer a legislative solution to these young people. The clinics will be

  • Sat., 9/23in Wilmington
  • Sun., 9/24in Chapel Hill
  • Sun., 9/24in Raleigh
  • Sun., 10/01in Greensboro

Below, you will see:

  •        Clinic Information for DACA Beneficiaries and Community Partners


If your DACA is current and expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 (or if you previously had DACA that has already expired), you can make an appointment in one of the four upcoming legal clinics  by calling Mindy Lemus at the NC Justice Center at 919-861-2064. You will also be able to leave a message. Mindy speaks English and Spansih.

If you previously had DACA and would like to speak to an immigration attorney about your case, you can call Juan Calderon at the NC Justice Center using our dedicated DACA Intake line 1-888-251-2776 (toll free) on Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. If no one answers the phone when you call, please continue calling until you are able to reach a live person. Please do not call other staff members as you will only be directed to contact the toll free number.  Juan speaks English and Spanish.

For more information, including September 2017 materials and updates, please visit

What You Should Know

Top 5 Things to Know about the Announcement that DACA is Being Ended
From National Immigration Law Center

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On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on behalf of the entire Trump administration, announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Here are the top five things to know about his announcement:
  1. Your DACA is valid until its expiration date. DACA and work permits (employment authorization documents) will remain valid until their expiration date. To determine when your DACA and work permit expire, check your I-795 Approval Notice and the bottom of your employment authorization document (EAD).
  2. No new DACA applications will be accepted. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will not accept or process first-time applications for DACA after September 5, 2017.
  3. If you already have DACA and want to renew it: DACA issuances and work permits that expire between now and March 5, 2018, must be submitted for renewal by October 5, 2017. If you have a work permit that will expire between now and March 5, 2018, and you want to renew it, you must apply for a two-year renewal of your DACA by October 5, 2017.
  4. Advance parole to travel abroad is no longer available. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will no longer grant DACA recipients permission to travel abroad through advance parole. Any pending applications for advance parole will not be processed, and DHS will refund any associated fees.
  5. We are united in this fight. You are not alone. We mobilized, organized, and marched five years ago for DACA, and we will continue to do everything in our power to protect immigrant youth and their families across the country. Visit for resources to help you and your loved ones take care of yourselves in this difficult time, as well as information on what you can do to take action now.

For original post visit

Frequently Asked Questions about DACA Termination
from National Immigration Law Center

Find Frequently Asked Questions such as “Is my DACA still valid?” “Can I renew my DACA? Do I still have health insurance?”  at:

What Do I Need to Know about the End of DACA?
from Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Find in-depth information about DACA applications, work permits, social security numbers, driver’s licenses, travel, and more at: 

Four Crucial Tips on the Ending of DACA 

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 Actions to Take


United We Dream
This petition, started by a DREAMER, asks for support and protection for the DACA program. If you would like to sign, please follow this link: petition from United We Stay
This petition, created by United We Stay, asks Congress to create new legislation to continue DACA protections. If you would like to sign, please follow this link:


There are almost 30,000 DACA recipients in NC, and they need your help. Call every day.

Senator Burr’s DC Office: (202) 224-3154
Senator Tillis’ DC Office: (202) 224-6342

Sample message: “Please put your strongest support behind a clean, bipartisan, standalone Dream Act legislation. Please work to protect the many hundreds of thousands of young people who are part of our communities and who are Americans in every way but their papers.”​


American Civil Liberties Union- Pass the Dream Act of 2017
Use this link to send an already formatted email/text to your representatives:

What Comes Next

Links to news articles:

1) CNBC – Ending DACA Could Cost the Economy up to 200 Billion CATO Expert Says
2) CBS News – How the Decision to End DACA Affects Dreamers
3) PBS – Trump’s Decision to End DACA Explained
4) Five Thirty Eight – The End of DACA Will Ripple through Families and Communities
5) United We Dream – DACA Renewal Efforts: Legal Clinics

Información en Español



EE.UU. reanuda renovación de alivio migratorio a jóvenes tras orden judicial// QuePasa Raleigh/Durham
“Los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de Estados Unidos (USCIS, en inglés), emitieron un comunicado en la noche de este sábado en que anunciaban la reanudación de la aceptación de solicitudes para DACA, aunque solo a aquellos que hubieran gozado ya de sus beneficios con anterioridad.”
Para mas información:

La declaracion del Servicio de Ciudadania e Inmigracion de los Estados Unidos sobre DACA 1/13/18

Nuevo Folleto del Centro de Justicia NC

Nuevo folleto del Centro de Justicia sobre el Sistema de Determinación de Residencia (“RDS” por sus siglos en inglés).  Más información sobre RDS y enlaces a los folletos se encuentran abajo.  Haga clic en el nombre del folleto para accesar los materiales.

Estudianted Ciudadanos con Padres Indocumentados: Navegando El Sistema de Determinación de Residencia. Los estudiantes que están en el proceso de matricularse en la Universidad o los colegios comunitarios en Carolina del Norte, ahora tendrán que usar el sistema en línea llamado “Residency Determinación Service” (El Sistema De Determinación De Residencia) para determinar si son “residentes” ó “no residentes” de Carolina del Norte para el propósito del costo de pago de la matrícula universitaria. Los estudiantes que son ciudadanos de los Estados Unidos que tienen padres indocumentados pueden enfrentar desafíos especiales en navegar este sistema. Este folleto proporciona consejos y guía a los estudiantes en familias inmigrantes que están en este proceso.

Lo Que Debe Saber

5 Cosas que debe saber sobre DACA
de acuerdo al National Immigration Law Center

El 5 de Septiembre de 2017, el Fiscal General Jeff Sessions en representación de la administración de Trump, anunció que el programa DACA se termina. Aquí están las 5 cosas que debes de saber sobre el anuncio:

1. Tu DACA sigue válido hasta que expire. 
DACA y los permisos de trabajo, seguirán válidos hasta su fecha de expiración. Para saber cuándo se expira tu DACA y el permiso de trabajo, lo puedes encontrar en tu I-795 es el documento que te llegó con la aprobación y también en la parte de abajo de tu tarjeta de permiso de trabajo (EAD)

2. No se procesará ningún nuevo DACA. 
El Departamento de Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS) no aceptará ninguna nueva aplicación ni renovaciones después del 5 de septiembre del 2017.

3. Los permisos de trabajo y DACA que expiren entre hoy y el 5 de marzo de 2018, deben someter su renovación antes del 5 de octubre del 2017.
Si tu tienes un permiso que expire entre hoy y el 5 de marzo de 2018, debes someter tu renovación antes del 5 de octubre de 2017.

4. El “parole” para viajar fuera del país ya no está disponible. 
El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) no otorgará más permisos que dejen a los beneficiados por DACA viajar fuera de los Estados Unidos. Cualquier aplicación de viaje pendiente conocida como “advance parole” no será procesada y DHS reembolsará la cuota de solicitud.

5. Estamos unidos en esta batalla. No estás solo. 
Nos movilizaremos, organizaremos y marcharemos como lo hicimos hace 5 años para conseguir DACA. Continuaremos haciendo todo lo posible para proteger a nuestros jóvenes inmigrantes y sus familias. Vista la página, aquí encontrarás recursos que te ayudarán a ti y a tus seres queridos a saber cómo cuidarse y qué medidas tomar en este tiempo difícil.

Para ver el sitio original, por favor visite:

Acciones Que Puede Tomar


United We Dream
Ésta petición fue creada por una DREAMER y le pide su ayuda para aportar y proteger al programa. Si le interesa firmar, por favor visite esta página: petition from United We Stay
Ésta petición fue creada por United We Stay y le piede al Congreso  que crée una nueva ley para que las protecciónes que DACA garantizaba continue. Si le interesa firmar, por favor visite esta página:


Hay cérca de 30,000 recipientes de DACA en Carolina del Norte, y necesitan su ayuda. Llame todos los días.

Senator Burr’s DC Office: (202) 224-3154
Senator Tillis’ DC Office: (202) 224-6342

Ejemplo de lo que puede escribir en su mensaje: “Please put your strongest support behind a clean, bipartisan, standalone Dream Act legislation. Please work to protect the many hundreds of thousands of young people who are part of our communities and who are Americans in every way but their papers.”​


American Civil Liberties Union- Pass the Dream Act of 2017
Use este link para mandarle un correo electronico o un mensaje de texto a su representante:

¿Qué Sigue?

Aquí podrá encontrar hipervínculos (links) a articulos de noticias sobre DACA:

1) Univision- El Memorando con el que el Gobierno de Trump Puso Fin a DACA (traducido en Español)

2) Univision- Si Tu DACA Termina Antes del 5 de Marzo Puedes Renovar Tu Permiso de Trabajo Pero Debes Darte Prisa

3) Univision- Trump Anuncia el Fin de DACA y Urge al Congreso a Buscar una Solucion Legislativa



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