New Resource Helps Young Immigrants Understand Their Rights


A new resource guide aims to help young immigrants of all statuses understand their basic rights and offers guidance for navigating key day-to-day or legal situations.

Produced by San Francisco-based non-profit the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth examines situations such as voting, obtaining a driver’s license, applying for financial aid for college, encounters with the police or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and more. It breaks down what young immigrants are eligible for and not eligible for, and the rights to which they are entitled, depending on their status.

The guide also includes the rights of those who have successfully applied for President Barack Obama’s 2012 DACA (Deferred Action for Child Arrivals) program and those who will be eligible for protection under the new DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) program that was announced as part of the November 2014 administrative relief program on immigration.

Click here to download the complete guide in English.

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