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As an organization with the only mission of promoting education among Hispanic youth in North Carolina, we were very saddened and concerned by the decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  Since the advent of the DACA program in 2012, we have seen the critical benefits of this program for our students. DACA has provided students to pursue opportunities in businesses and education. Starting six months from now, some of the 800,000 Dreamers will begin losing those protections unless Congress acts. For our Dreamers, this would mean losing the only home they can remember.

We believe this action to be a step-back in removing barriers for our young immigrant people to reach their full potential, by providing them with the opportunity to pursue their higher education and to continue making important contributions to our country and state economic and social prosperity.

To the DREAMERS, we want to tell you that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Thousands of people of all backgrounds have seen the benefits of the DACA program and have expressed their support to all of you, Dreamers. You have already made significant contributions to the well-being of our communities and deserve to be part of the American dream. Your contributions are evident and clearly, everywhere, we are with you!

Our hope is for Congress to bring a definitive solution to the Dreamers status, via the Dream Act or similar legislation. As an organization, we will continue advocating for educational opportunities for our young immigrants, for a permanent solution that will allow Dreamers to further their education and become productive, informed, and engaged citizens of our country. 

We encourage other individuals, organizations, institutions, and businesses to support the close to 1 million children, adolescents, and young adults that will be affected by this decision.  Thousands of Dreamers and DACAmented students need you. 

THE NCSHP stands with dreamers! HERE to Stay!



If you previously had DACA and would like to speak to an immigration attorney about your case, you can call Juan Calderon at the NC Justice Center using our dedicated DACA Intake line 1-888-251-2776 (toll free) on Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. If no one answers the phone when you call, please continue calling until you are able to reach a live person. Please do not call other staff members as you will only be directed to contact the toll-free number.  Juan speaks English and Spanish.

For more information, please visit:

5 Things You Should Know about the Announcement of DACA Being Ended

From National Immigration Law Center

On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on behalf of the entire Trump administration, announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Here are the top five things to know about his announcement:

  1. Your DACA is valid until its expiration date. DACA and work permits (employment authorization documents) will remain valid until their expiration date. To determine when your DACA and work permit expire, check your I-795 Approval Notice and the bottom of your employment authorization document (EAD).

  2. No new DACA applications will be accepted. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will not accept or process first-time applications for DACA after September 5, 2017.

  3. If you already have DACA and want to renew it: DACA issuances and work permits that expire between now and March 5, 2018, must be submitted for renewal by October 5, 2017. If you have a work permit that will expire between now and March 5, 2018, and you want to renew it, you must apply for a two-year renewal of your DACA by October 5, 2017.

  4. Advance parole to travel abroad is no longer available. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will no longer grant DACA recipients permission to travel abroad through advance parole. Any pending applications for advance parole will not be processed, and DHS will refund any associated fees.

  5. We are united in this fight. You are not alone. We mobilized, organized, and marched five years ago for DACA, and we will continue to do everything in our power to protect immigrant youth and their families across the country. Visit for resources to help you and your loved ones take care of yourselves in this difficult time, as well as information on what you can do to take action now.


United We Dream
This petition, started by a DREAMER, asks for support and protection for the DACA program. If you would like to sign, please follow this link: petition from United We Stay

This petition, created by United We Stay, asks Congress to create new legislation to continue DACA protections. If you would like to sign, please follow this link:


There are almost 30,000 DACA recipients in NC, and they need your help. Call every day.

Senator Burr’s DC Office: (202) 224-3154

Senator Tillis’ DC Office: (202) 224-6342

Sample message: “Please put your strongest support behind a clean, bipartisan, standalone Dream Act legislation. Please work to protect the many hundreds of thousands of young people who are part of our communities and who are Americans in every way but their papers.”​

Centro de Justicia NC


Si anteriormente tuvo DACA y desea hablar con un abogado de inmigración sobre su caso, puede llamar a Juan Calderón en el Centro de Justicia de Carolina del Norte utilizando nuestra línea dedicada de Admisión de DACA 1-888-251-2776 (llamada gratuita) los miércoles a partir de las 2: 00 pm a las 5:00 p.m. Si nadie contesta el teléfono cuando llama, continúe llamando hasta que pueda comunicarse con una persona en vivo. No llame a otros miembros del personal, ya que solo se le indicará que se comunique con el número gratuito. Juan habla inglés y español.


Para mayor información por favor visite:

5  Cosas que debe saber sobre

DACA de acuerdo

Al National Immigration Law Center

El 5 de Septiembre de 2017, el Fiscal General Jeff Sessions en representación de la administración de Trump, anunció que el programa DACA se termina. Aquí están las 5 cosas que debes de saber sobre el anuncio:

  1. Tu DACA sigue válido hasta que expire. DACA y los permisos de trabajo, seguirán válidos hasta su fecha de expiración. Para saber cuándo se expira tu DACA y el permiso de trabajo, lo puedes encontrar en tu I-795 es el documento que te llegó con la aprobación y también en la parte de abajo de tu tarjeta de permiso de trabajo (EAD)

  2. No se procesará ningún nuevo DACA. El Departamento de Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS) no aceptará ninguna nueva aplicación ni renovaciones después del 5 de septiembre del 2017.

  3. Los permisos de trabajo y DACA que expiren entre hoy y el 5 de marzo de 2018, deben someter su renovación antes del 5 de octubre del 2017. Si tu tienes un permiso que expire entre hoy y el 5 de marzo de 2018, debes someter tu renovación antes del 5 de octubre de 2017.

  4. El “parole” para viajar fuera del país ya no está disponible. El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) no otorgará más permisos que dejen a los beneficiados por DACA viajar fuera de los Estados Unidos. Cualquier aplicación de viaje pendiente conocida como “advance parole” no será procesada y DHS reembolsará la cuota de solicitud.

  5. Estamos unidos en esta batalla. No estás solo. Nos movilizaremos, organizaremos y marcharemos como lo hicimos hace 5 años para conseguir DACA. Continuaremos haciendo todo lo posible para proteger a nuestros jóvenes inmigrantes y sus familias. Vista la página, aquí encontrarás recursos que te ayudarán a ti y a tus seres queridos a saber cómo cuidarse y qué medidas tomar en este tiempo difícil.


Para ver el sitio original, por favor visite:

United We Dream
Ésta petición fue creada por una DREAMER y le pide su ayuda para aportar y proteger al programa. Si le interesa firmar, por favor visite esta página: petition from United We Stay

Ésta petición fue creada por United We Stay y le piede al Congreso  que crée una nueva ley para que las protecciónes que DACA garantizaba continue. Si le interesa firmar, por favor visite esta página:


Hay cérca de 30,000 recipientes de DACA en Carolina del Norte, y necesitan su ayuda. Llame todos los días.

Senator Burr’s DC Office: (202) 224-3154

Senator Tillis’ DC Office: (202) 224-6342

Ejemplo de lo que puede escribir en su mensaje: “Please put your strongest support behind a clean, bipartisan, standalone Dream Act legislation. Please work to protect the many hundreds of thousands of young people who are part of our communities and who are Americans in every way but their papers.”​

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