Last June, the president announced a new policy for the millions of undocumented young people brought here as children, more commonly known as DREAMers. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), inspired by the DREAM Act, allows the estimated 1.7 million eligible to apply for DACA.
You might be wondering whether you’re eligible to apply, too. If you know you’re eligible, you might also be wondering what you need to do to get the process started. We want to help you find the answers to these questions.
Tonight, we’re joining the folks over at Our Tiempo and News Taco for a live tweet chat on DACA to answer these questions and more. We’ll also be joining our friends at Latinos In Social Media (LATISM) for their weekly Thursday night twitter party. LATISM has been kind of enough to dedicate this week’s party to DACA. The folks at VISANOW will also be on and they will have two immigration lawyers answering your legal questions in real time. Finally, we’ll be joined by special guest and DREAMer, Gaby Pacheco. LATISM’s Elianne Ramos, @ergeekgoddess, will moderate the chat.
Here’s what you need to know to join the chat:
What: DACA Twitter Chat
When: 9 p.m. ET
Who/Handles to Follow: @NCLR, @OurTiempo, @TheNewsTaco,@GabyPacheco1 @VISANOW, @LATISM, @ergeekgoddess
How: Use #LATISM to follow and join the conversation. Send us your questions now!
We’ll see you on Twitter tonight!