DACA is a policy that allows certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines to request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion and is temporarily issued for two years. It may be renewed.
The process will cost a total of $465.00. Need help or have questions?
DACA After the Election: TBD
Legal Resources: Maxwell Legal Clinic
Kentucky’s Council for Post-Secondary Education Policy 13:KAR2:045 allows undocumented immigrants the opportunity to pay in-state tuition rates if the student GRADUATES from a Kentucky high school or completes their GED from a Kentucky Adult Basic Education site.
Name: Alexis Meza
Hometown: I was born in Veracruz, Mexico. I moved to Lancaster, KY at age 9.
Area of Study: Mass Communications Major, Spanish and Speech Minors
Pathway in Higher Education: First, I went to BCTC and completed an Associates of Arts in 2011 then transferred to KSU with a full tuition scholarship.
Barriers to entering college: I was lacking the right information about how I could make college happen for me in this country.
Who helped me get to college: Erin Howard came to my high school my senior year and gave me the information I needed to college. She became my mentor and supplied me with the right information and support services to help me to where I am today.
In partnership with the Kentucky Dream Coalition, BCTC Latino Outreach is a Dream Educational Empowerment Program partner with United We Dream. BCTC Latino Outreach Staff serve on the National Deep Leadership Team. DEEP is designed to address the barriers that undocumented immigrant youth face as they pursue higher education. DEEP builds strategically aligned collaborations between United We Dream affiliates, K-12 educators, community college and university representatives, and community-based organizations and leaders to create pipelines to higher education for undocumented youth. DEEP works with immigrant youth and their parents and teachers to improve educational access and outcomes for immigrant youth across the country through coaching, training, outreach programs and community collaborations.
For more info visit: http://unitedwedream.org/about/projects/education-deep/