Hispanic Federation Will Award 100 DREAMers $50,000 to Apply for Deferred Action

In the midst of rejoicing with the still-new news of DREAMers being able to obtain protection from deportation and receive work permits for at least two years, there’s a harsh reality for those who qualify for deferred action – the cost of applying. At $475 per applicant, it’s not a small fee, especially for families with multiple eligible DREAMers. This is why the Hispanic Federation, along with 10 Latino nonprofit partner organizations, is going to award $50,000 to aid 100 deserving, eligible immigrant youth applying for the Obama’s Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Immigration Program.

DREAMers looking to confirm their eligibility and apply for assistance with the application fee must do so through the 10 partner organizations, which are listed below:

Make the Road NY (Brooklyn & Queens, NY)
347-SONAR12 (347-766-2712)
dream@maketheroadny.org

Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights (Manhattan & Bronx, NY)
665 West 182nd Street, Ground Floor, New York, New York 10033
212-781-035

El Centro del Inmigrante (Staten Island, NY)
1546 Castleton Ave, Staten Island, NY 10302
718-420-6466

Westchester Hispanic Coalition (Hudson Valley, NY)
46 Waller Avenue, White Plains, NY  10605
914-948–8466

Center for Latino Progress (Hartford, CT)
95 Park Street, 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT 06106
860-247-3227

Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury (Danbury, CT)
87 West Street, Danbury, CT 06810
203-798-2855

Immigration & American Citizenship Organization (Passaic, NJ)
647 Main Avenue, Suite 205, Passaic, New Jersey, 07055
973-472-4648

La Casa de Don Pedro (Newark, NJ)
39 Broadway Newark, NJ 07104
973-481-4713

Juntos (Philadelphia, PA)
2029 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
215-218-9079

Esperanza Immigration Legal Services (Philadelphia, PA)
4261North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

Donations to support DREAMers can be made to the Hispanic Federation through their website or by contacting Tania Munguia at their headquarters at (212) 233-8955. If this is something you or someone you know is interested in applying for, spread the word and apply today. Best of luck!

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