Since the U.S government started accepting applications for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in August thousands of undocumented youth have applied. DACA would make it possible for eligible youth to receive a work permit and be protected from deportation for 2 years after which they would have to renew their permit. Unfortunately one of the biggest barriers for young people in our community to apply is the cost of $465 in fees.
Therefore Juntos, in partnership with the Hispanic Federation, recently awarded five scholarships to some of the strongest youth leaders and fighters in our community. This scholarship pays for their DACA application in full.
The Juntos scholarship recipients are
Here at Juntos we would like to congratulate all of our youth for their tremendous power and dedication. Adelante!