Based on the analysis of the 1.3 million DACA-eligible individuals nationwide found that DACA-eligible people were contribution billions of dollars to the U.S. economy. But DACA, of course, gains more resonance when we look beyond the national picture. Every state in the country is currently home to hundreds—or in many cases, thousands—of DACA-eligible people. Clawing back the protections afforded to this group upsets community networks and schools, and can hurt local employers and businesses dependent upon Dreamers to serve as workers and customers.
Undocumented students definition:
An undocumented student is a foreign national who: (1) entered the United States without inspection or with fraudulent documents; or (2) entered legally as a non-immigrant but then violated the terms of his or her status and remained in the United States without authorization (as defined by the National Immigration Law Center).
House Bill signed into law by Governor Gary Locke on May 7, 2003. It allows undocumented students topay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities. Students must have lived in WA state for at least 3 years and have attained their high school diploma or GED.
The student needs to sign an affidavit in order to receive or be eligible for HB 1079. (affidavit here)
NOTE: The recent decision of the administration to end DACA has caused important new recommendations and advice on DACA by trusted organizations engaged in advocacy for undocumented students. Please see this community advisory from the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and this from weareheretostay.org 9/05/17
Take Action to Defend DACA. Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.
DACA Community Advisory. Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. See attachment below or
Immigrant Legal Rights Resource Center. What do I Need to Know if the DACA Program Ends?
Mayor Murray (Seattle) announced $150,000 in new city funds to support DACA recipients. We’re moving quickly and working with community partners to get the word out about free workshops throughout September to help eligible DACA recipients renew their status before the October 5 deadline announced by the Trump Administration.
The list of workshops providing free legal assistance and information can be found here: www.seattle.gov/DACA.