Organización Juventud Ecuatoriana has been elected by the Department of Youth and Community Development as a Community Outreach Provider for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – DACA initiative. Due to its relation and presence with the community, JUVE is a key element to reach the Ecuadorian community in New York who might be eligible for this program.
Through this Community Outreach program, JUVE has access to more than 50 organizations throughout the 5 boroughs which provide Legal and Educational services for the community, the services include and are not limited to legal advice, GED and Adult education programs, among others.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – DACA Program is a special immigration program designed to allow certain individuals who did not violate immigration and customs laws on purpose to continue to live and work in the United States.
DACA benefits children and youth who entered the United States before June 15th 2007 and were younger tan 16 years old when entered the country. This characteristics show that the youth who were brought to the United States during that period, did not make that decision on purpose, thus not violating the law on purpose, therefore they should receive some benefits:
Among the most important benefits that DACA offers are:
- Work Permit
- Social Security Card
- NY State ID or Driver’s License
- “In-state” tuition rates