Casa de Maryland


DEFERRED ACTION AND YOUTH ORGANIZATION PROGRAM

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Immigrant youth have won a significant victory in President Obama’s deferred action policy, and CASA is responding to this historic opportunity by launching a program to insure that as many undocumented Maryland youth as possible come out of the shadows and become champions in the struggle for immigrants’ rights.  As part of this effort, CASA will provide assistance in the preparation of Deferred Action applications and engage dreamers in building a powerful immigrant youth movement in Maryland. CASA de Maryland has compiled a packet to help you through this process. 

This packet is intended as an introduction for participants of CASA de Maryland’s Deferred Action and Youth Organizing program (DAYOP).   It is meant to help participants get ready to come to a DAYOP Clinic where CASA staff and volunteers will help them prepare their applications under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival Program of the Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS).  In order for CASA to provide that assistance it is important that you read and follow carefully the instructions in this packet.   The following is a list of the documents currently in the packet, as issued on August 15, 2012.  As the program will continue to evolve, you should check for updates to individual pages at www.casademaryland.org/deferredaction .  As the packet is updated, the specific topics will continue to be presented in the same order and under the same page numbers but with a new “issue date,” as follows: 

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 or get the most up to date verisons of the individual pages below:

 

Page

Name

Purpose

Issue date

Before Clinic

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1InTroduction

Explains CASA’s purpose and procedure for participation in the DAYOP program

08/15/2012

Read

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ELIGIBILITY__SCREENING_TEST

Designed to help determine the participant’s category of eligibility

08/20/2012

Complete

3

TERMS___CONDITIONS

Explains the conditions under which participants will receive legal assistance in the preparation of their applications for Deferred Action

08/15/2012

Read

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1List_of_Supporting_DOCUMENTARY___OTHER_REQUIREMENTS

Explains exactly what the participant needs to bring to the DAYOP Clinic so that his/her applications for Deferred Action and Work Authorization can be completed for filing

08/15/2012

Follow
Instructions

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1INFORMATION_FOR__COMPELTING_GED

Lists local area programs for completing General Education Development Certificate (GED)

08/15/2012

Informational

Appendices 

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1SUMMARY_TRANSLATION_OF_BIRTH_CERTIFICATE_

For use by individuals who intend to use their foreign language birth certificates as proof or identity and age

08/15/2012

Complete if Relevant and Possible



 

What else does Deferred Action mean?

Nothing has been achieved without struggle; the very existence of Deferred Action for DREAMers is an enormous victory and a result of the long, hard fight waged by immigrant youth throughout the country and here in Maryland.  Together we can take the next step and move aggressively to expand and make this win permanent by ensuring that the Maryland DREAM Act takes effect and pushing for further reforms in Washington.  To get involved, come to a CASA youth committee meeting or join the Facebook group “I am the Maryland DREAM Act” or contact Rommel at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, Trent Leon-Lierman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Baltimore City or Baltimore County), or Andrew Reinel at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Anne Arundel or Howard Counties).


CASA de Maryland is seeking committed, progressive professionals to assist us in preparing youth across Maryland to apply for relief from deportation as a result of the Obama Administration’s June 15 announcement regarding Deferred Action.  This announcement combined with the upcoming critical battle to defend the Maryland Dream Act in the November elections represent a significant turning point in the immigrants’ rights movement. We need your help to keep the momentum going! 


Would you like to help CASA in its efforts to secure deferred action for young DREAMers? Click on the Donate button below to make a secure online contribution to our campaign

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