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For Immediate Release

UWD Staff

DACA Is Back! Immigrant Youth Jump Into Action to Help DACA Eligible Youth Apply For Protections From Deportation

“There is no time to waste in making sure everyone who is eligible for the program has the resources they need to apply.”
Contact: José Alonso Muñoz | jose@unitedwedream.org | 202.810.0746

Washington, D.C. – Following news earlier this month that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been reinstated to its original form, immigrant youth from United We Dream have put launched “DACA is BACK,” a directory of multilingual resources to help DACA recipients and DACA-eligible youth learn more about the program’s current state and how to apply. 

Some of the resources in our DACA is BACK directory include:

United We Dream will soon be rolling out additional resources, which include  in-depth information on advance parole and ways allies can help support their DACA-eligible friends.

Juliana Macedo do Nascimento, State and Local Policy Manager of United We Dream, said:

“With DACA reinstated, there is no time to waste in making sure everyone who is eligible for the program has the resources they need to apply and get the protections they deserve. If you believe you might be eligible, we strongly encourage you to consult a lawyer or a legal service provider to help you through the process. When I applied for DACA, I remember feeling overwhelmed with questions about my eligibility and the application process, wishing I had access to resources like these. 

Immigrant youth and DACA recipients like myself know first-hand the types of questions and concerns our community is facing right now so we have lived experience to create the most needed tools. Our hope is that these resources will serve as guides to making sure DACA recipients and DACA-eligible folks have all the information they need to either renew their application or apply for the first time.” 


United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation; made up of a multi-racial and multi-ethnic network of 1.2 million members, over 100 local groups, and a reach of over 5 million per month. UWD’s vision is to push for just policies that allow everyone to thrive regardless of immigration status. United We Dream is fighting for a multi-racial democracy that works for everyone by building a movement of young people who organize and advocate for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color. You can find more at www.unitedwedream.org.


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