Do You Know About “The Dream Act?”

Jan 18th @ 8:39 am in Local Events, News, People, Public Service by Scott Staley

The Deferred Action Initiative, known as DACA, but commonly referred to as “The Dream Act,” offers young people without legal status in the United States the opportunity to apply for a work permit and a driver’s license if they meet “Dream Act” criteria, which are:

  • 30 years of age or younger
  • Entry into the United States before age 16
  • Five years of continuous residence in the United States
  • No felony or significant misdemeanor convictions
  • Currently in school OR a high school graduate OR possession of a GED OR military service

Need more information?  The Western Colorado Rural Migrant Coalition (WCRMC) is sponsoring an informational meeting on “The Dream Act,” Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.  This meeting will be held at the Delta High School Library, located at 1400 Pioneer Road, in Delta.  Nelly Garcia, of the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC), will present information on the benefits of applying for the program, the criteria for qualifying, how to apply, and the timeline for approval.  Application forms will be available for eligible applicants, and applicants may schedule an appointment for individual assistance in filling out the application.

This forum is presented in cooperation with the Hispanic Affairs Project.  For more information, please call the Hispanic Affairs Project, at (970) 249-4115.