Facebook-backed group to help fund 'Dreamer' application fees

From Reuters - September 14, 2017

(Reuters) -, a pro-immigration group co-founded by Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, is raising funds to help undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children reapply for a program that shields them from deportation.

President Donald Trump on Sept. 5 moved to rescind in March the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which protects immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents.

Such immigrants, known as Dreamers, who have work permits that expire before March can apply to renew them for another two years, if they do so before Oct. 5.

But the $495 application fee is an extraordinary and unexpected expense for many who are students or low-wage earners, said in a statement.


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