For the past ten years, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has allowed more than 830,000 young people to stay and work in the United States, with 589,660 individuals benefitting from the DACA program as of September 2022. According to results from a 2021 survey of DACA recipients, nearly 80% are employed. Due to the ongoing vulnerability of the DACA program, many employers with DACA recipient employees are looking for ways to support and retain those workers beyond the possible end of the program.
With heightened uncertainty for DACA recipients, many are worried they will be unable to provide for their loved ones. DACA recipients are raising nearly 300,000 U.S. citizen children – children whose lives could be upended should the program be terminated. Join GCIR, Immigrants Rising, Youth Engagement Fund, and the Undocumented in Philanthropy Network on April 6 for an info session on employment-based immigration remedies and benefits that may be advantageous to workers with DACA. In this session, participants will learn about potential options for employers and employees, along with related risks and available resources.
- Dan Berger, Partner and Attorney, Curran, Berger, and Kludt Law Firm
- Katharine Gin, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Immigrants Rising
- Cairo Mendes, Director of State and Local Programs, GCIR
- Denia Perez, Legal Services Senior Manager, Immigrants Rising
- Renata Teodoro, Program Officer, Youth Engagement Fund
Register by 5pm PT on Wednesday, April 5.
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