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CA Endowment Committs More Than $1 Million To Supp...

CA Endowment Committs More Than $1 Million To Support State’s DACA Receipients

The California Endowment (TCE) announced last week  that it’s committing more than $1 million of its Fight for All Fund specifically to help Californians with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. The money will help support an effort to provide legal and financial assistance for DACA renewal applications, as well as an outreach and education campaign to make sure immigrants know where to turn for help.

Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislation allocating $30 million in state money for financial aid and legal services to help young immigrants brought into the country as children. This comes in the wake of the recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice to dismantle the DACA program by early 2018.

“The California Endowment stands strong with Governor Brown and our legislative leadership in taking resolute steps to protect the rights of our immigrant brothers and sisters,” said Dr. Robert K. Ross, President and CEO of The California Endowment.

“Our Fight4All initiative aims to ensure the health and well-being of the communities left most vulnerable in the current climate – those whose health, safety and justice are being undermined and compromised at the highest of levels. We firmly believe that a system that excludes anyone hurts everyone, and we are committed to taking significant steps on behalf of ALL Californians.”

TCE has committied $500,000 for DACA renewal application fees through the Mission Asset Fund to support immigrants in the Central Valley, Central Coast, Inland Empire and Orange County regions of California; the Endowment joins other funders such as the Weingart Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation, bringing the current total to $2.5 million. The Fund has received over 4,500 applications since being unveiled in the last few weeks.

TCE is also providing  a $750,000 loan guarantee to Self-Help Federal Credit Union that helps it to provide interest-free bridge loans to community organizations that need upfront resources to pay for DACA application fees; and,  has launched a statewide media campaign to raise awareness within California’s immigrant communities to ensure those who are eligible for DACA renewal know where to find legal and financial assistance. They are also working to raise  awareness within the DACA community about their eligibility for Medi-Cal.

Those whose DACA status expires between now and March 5, 2018, can renew for a two-year extension, and applications should be mailed in no later than October 1, 2018.


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  1. leon

    29 September

    What the taxpayers have paid because of illegal immigration is the real crime.What I find most interesting is the all out BLITZ by the Democrats, MSM, every faculty member at any university in the country fighting to the death for illegal aliens? yes they put a warm and fuzzy name on it “Dreamers.” and no one seem to wonder why? future voters? can you imagine the Democrats ever being this interested or motivated in issues involving citizens! There is an estimated 800,000 DACA recipients in the US. That is 800,000 jobs American Citizens don’t have or will be in competition for.

    The MSM and Democrats would have us believe that all 800 thousand are not taking jobs Americans want (we’ve heard that lie for many years now.) This is another falsehood told to the American people. Democrats have actually changed the language. It’s not illegal alien its “Immigrant.” (like the lie there just ‘Kids”) there not all picking strawberries they take great Jobs. Good enough jobs to buy homes put their kids through college.

    Why must the citizens have competition for jobs, education in their own country from foreign nationals? Now Democrats and illegal alien activists admit DACA recipients have great jobs,are buying homes, paying taxes. The GOAL, motivation (Democrats just haven’t figured this out yet) is for the American citizens to be employed, sending their kids to college, buying homes and paying taxes. It’s not the responsibility of the citizens of this country to support, educate citizens from other country’s.Deportation will save jobs and decrease the expense of illegal aliens. There is also an incredible public safety issues.
    “Some” of the costs of illegal immigration.

    * The cost of educating illegal aliens children is staggering. From K-12 it costs taxpayers $122,000 for EACH illegal alien. That is not even counting the FREE school lunches every day for 13 years.

    * Now city, and state officials are appropriating millions of taxpayer dollars for legal fees to to file law suits and in defense of illegal aliens being deported.

    *2012 illegal aliens sent home $62 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. This is why Mexico is getting involved in our politics.

    *30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. Does not include local jails and State Prisons. At 21,000 per year expense per inmate in Federal Prison—U do the math.

    *$3Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens, I repeat 3 MILLION a DAY to process Illegals in the Criminal justice system.

    *$2.2Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as SNAP (food stamps),WIC, & free school lunches.

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