The deadline for certain Dreamers to renew their immigration status as part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has passed, the DACA program has been terminated, and, with every passing day, more DACAmented immigrants are losing their status—all of which has sent a chilling ripple through families and communities across the nation. In New York alone, there are approximately 42,000 DACA recipients whose futures in this country have been cast into uncertainty.
So what’s next?
For those of us working in alliance with DACA recipients and their families, there’s no question we’re in new territory. None of us is sure what will happen, but the pressure and stress on DACAmented immigrants is higher than ever before. Join in this roundtable discussion designed to create space for stakeholders across sectors to share what we’re doing and get creative about ways we can forge ahead together rather than go it alone.
Leaders in education, business, legal services, faith-based institutions, immigrants’ rights, and philanthropy have been invited to participate. We’ll discuss who’s doing what—from policy advocacy at the state and local levels to addressing data and privacy concerns—and unique solutions-driven thinking on how to provide scholarships and other supports that help DACA recipients continue to dream.
Let’s use our collective brainpower to identify some positive solutions in these troubling times.
- The latest information on what’s happening with DACA
- Ways to collaborate toward our shared goal of working in alliance with DACA recipients and their families
- Creative approaches – and the potential role for philanthropy – to support and protect DACA recipients and their families
- David Gómez, President, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College
- Ronnie James, NYC Chapter Co-Lead, Undocublack
- Mario Russell, Director, Catholic Charities Immigrant and Refugee Services
- Angela Sung Pinsky, Executive Director, Association for a Better New York
- Jackie Vimo, Economic Justice Policy Analyst, National Immigration Law Center
- Adey Fisseha (Facilitator), U.S. Senior Program Officer, Unbound Philanthropy
All interested funders.
8:45 - 9:00 AM Check-in
9:00 - 11:00 AM Program
Registration is required by February13.
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