Juntos Podemos and Mi Familia Vota Unveil Step-by-Step Online App for DACA Renewal Applications
SAN ANTONIO, September 21, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Juntos Podemos (Together We Can), organized in 2014 to promote the well-being of Hispanics in the U.S., and Mi Familia Vota (MFV) have joined forces to offer Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applicants free access to online software to renew their permits between now and October 5.
With only two weeks remaining before the renewal application deadline for those whose DACA permits expire before March 5, 2018, Juntos Podemos and Mi Familia Vota urge DACA program participants to use the online program to meet the deadline. Earlier this month, President Trump announced the gradual phase out of the DACA program, but those whose current permits expire between now and March 5 can apply for two-year renewals by Oct. 5.
“Time is running out for DACA recipients to file their renewal applications and we want to provide as much help as possible,” said Emmanuel Loo, of Juntos Podemos. “This free, easy-to-use online platform makes the application process safe, simple and affordable. By using the promo code ‘JUNTOSPODEMOSDACA,’ applicants will not be charged for services, which include legal review by an immigration attorney.” Applicants are responsible for payment of the renewal fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Ben Monterroso, executive director of Mi Familia Vota, emphasized the urgency for DACA participants to file by Oct. 5 to renew their two-year permits.
“Juntos Podemos, like many of our allies, is working hard to make sure that DACA recipients file in time to extend their permits for another two years. In addition to the DACA workshops MFV and others are conducting, this unique program lets applicants file from their home computer or cell phone,” Monterroso said. “This is especially helpful for people who cannot attend workshops because of work or family care commitments, or are recovering from the devastating hurricanes in Texas and Florida.”
The Juntos Podemos step-by-step software simplifies the renewal process and informs the applicant of each step being taken. The immigration software allows supporting documents to be uploaded and secures them for future applications and checks each application for accuracy and for mistakes that can cause unnecessary delays or rejection of applications. Once completed, the application can be printed, signed and mailed.
“It is unfortunate that the administration has imposed this burden on DACA recipients, but we are working hard to remove unnecessary burdens, so that as many people as possible can maintain their protections from deportation,” Loo said.
Source: Juntos Podemos