DEFERRED ACTION AND YOUTH ORGANIZATION PROGRAM
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:
or get the most up to date verisons of the individual pages below:
What else does Deferred Action mean?
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!
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