Here are some resources for both DACA recipients and un-DACAmented folks, and six ways for allies to support.
FOR DACA RECIPIENTS
DACA Renewal Support
These organizations provide legal support for DACA renewal applications through free clinics or individual appointments. Some help cover DACA renewal fees.
- Ready California
- Centro Legal De La Raza
- East Bay Community Law Center
- San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network
- Other Organizations
- Guide to prepare against ICE raids by Mijente
- Join a local group of undocumented youth fighting for immigrant rights, like California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance or a national group like United We Dream or Cosecha
- Mental health toolkit by United We Dream
- FAQ on employment by Asian Law Caucus and others
- Extensive resource list by Educators 4 Fair Consideration
- Explanation of US immigration law by lawsuit.org
1) Support a local immigrant rights organization and show up when they need you for actions, phone banks or volunteer days.
You can support the Alameda County Immigrant Legal Education Partnership (ACILEP) by by training to be a legal observer to document ICE activity.
Check out these local immigrant rights organizations that Bay Resistance works with — Causa Justa :: Just Cause (volunteer with them here), California Immigrant Policy Center, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Arab Resource & Organizing Center, Alliance of South Asians Taking Action, United Service Workers West, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Free SF, SFILEN and ACUDIR.
2) Donate to cover people’s DACA renewal fees ($495) through United We Dream.
3) Show support for DACA and immigrant families – organize an immigrant appreciation day at your church, workplace, school, or other spaces you’re a part of. You might include welcome signs/posters, art and relaxation spaces, food, and/or music!
4) Create sanctuary spaces – work with your church, workplace, school, or other spaces you’re a part of to help support immigrant families at risk for deportation. If you employ an immigrant worker in your home, learn about making it a sanctuary home.
5) Provide emotional support to DACA recipients and their families, and support their access to mental health resources if asked. Resources from California Immigrant Policy Center here.
6) Keep posted on national issues and share news from these organizations: