The staff at Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC has been working hard to respond quickly and effectively to the Trump Administration’s recent decision to rescind the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Program. This is a decision that puts the lives and dreams of nearly 800,000 young people at risk — including around 500 people whom CIS-NYC has helped apply for DACA over the last 5 years. In response to this disturbing news we have made our voices heard at local rallies, ramped up our legal and social services for DACA recipients and their families, and prepared a range of resources to address the concerns of our community.
Last week we hosted a packed meeting where affected community members and allies came together to support one another, reflect on the events of the last couple of weeks, and get their questions answered. We provided information about the implications of this decision and laid out the work that is yet to be done in the coming 6 months to ensure that our Dreamers and their loved ones are protected. We will be holding another workshop with an immigration lawyer next Thursday, September 21st at 6pm at our offices (139 Henry St). The meeting will be in both Spanish and English and food and childcare will be provided. All are welcome!
If you or someone you know needs legal, social or emotional support, please contact our office at 212-791-4590 ext. 100. If your DACA expires between September 5th, 2017 and March 5th 2018 you must renew your DACA before October 5th 2017. CIS-NYC will be taking appointments for renewals up until October 3rd. If you need to renew but are unable to pay the fee on such short notice, contact us and we will do our best to assist you in finding the necessary resources.
If you would like to support our efforts to protect and defend our Dreamers, please considering making a donation at: http://bit.ly/donatecis and indicate in the note that you would like to donate to our DACA Fund. Funds will be used to fund our legal and advocacy work, as well as to assist clients in need with paying their DACA renewal fees.