The White House made the decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) effectively putting at risk of deportation 28,000 DACA recipients in Arizona. While NO new application are being accepted, those whose current DACA expires by March 5th, 2018 (03/05/2018) are eligible to submit a renewal before October 5th, 2017 (10/05/2017), they now have less than 30 days to complete their application.

Grassroots organizations including: Aliento, CAIR-AZ, Center for Neighborhood Leadership, Mi Familia Vota, Trans Queer Pueblo, and Undocumented Students for Education Equity have come together to help students with the renewal process. For many undocumented organizers, this includes financial support. Each DACA renewal costs $495 to file with Immigration Services. That filing fee cannot be waived.

All contributions will be used by the above organizations for scholarships to pay the renewal fees. Donations to this fund are tax-deductible, and will receive a tax letter in January from the UU Congregation of Phoenix.

Thanks for your generosity and support for our community!

  • Contribute via check:
    Make out your check to UU Congregation of Phoenix with “DACA scholarship” in the memo, bring or mail to 4027 E Lincoln Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85253.
  • Contribute Online:
    Click on the link below and select “DACA scholarship” from the pull-down menu. All funds need to be collected by Wednesday, September 27 to be used in time for the October 5th renewal deadline. Donate to DACA Scholarship Fund now
Fundraising status will be updated on this YouCaring Page