Immigrant Children and Parents to Receive Expanded Services

Expanded immigration assistance is underway for farmworkers, families, and others who live in California’s North Bay, North Coast, and Central Valley regions. California Human Development (CHD) has received a $136,600 grant from the Department of Social Services to provide increased immigration education and assistance in these areas. Extended help made possible through the new funding will focus on assisting applicants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA).

“These two programs, in particular, are especially meaningful for those who are undocumented in our communities,” says Christopher Paige, CEO. “DACA helps foreign-born teens and young adults who were primarily raised here to obtain legal status so they can pursue higher education and employment. DAPA, meantime, keeps families together by providing legal status for the parents of American-born children and other U.S. citizens.”

DAPA is currently on hold pending review by the U.S. Supreme Court with a decision slated for June 2016. “We feel hopeful for a favorable outcome and are moving forward to help prepare our clients to file for DAPA as soon as a decision is made,” says Paige.

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