A workshop is scheduled at UC Davis this weekend to assist with DACA renewals for students and their immediate family members (siblings, spouses, parents, children). DACA is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which the Trump administration has stated it will shut down March 5.
However, DACA beneficiaries whose DACA status is set to expire before then are entitled to apply for two-year renewals. The renewal applications are due by Oct. 5.
UC and campus officials continue to urge DACA students to get their renewal forms in, and also are reminding students of the availability of assistance to pay the $495 renewal fees, either through the Aggie DREAM Fund or the Mission Asset Fund.
The UC Immigrant Legal Services Center is holding renewal workshops throughout the system, and UC Davis’ turn is from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 24). Register here.
Also this week, UC Davis’ TANA community art workshop is collaborating with Natalia Deeb-Sossa on an art auction to support DACA beneficiaries, by offsetting the wages they will lose when they lose their work authorization.
The fundraiser, featuring art donated by local artists, is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at TANA, or Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (Art Workshop of the New Dawn), 1124 Lemen Ave., Woodland.