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Care for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Community

Information for healthcare and social service providers about providing support and care for DACA population.

In the midst of the harsh political climate EthnoMed is reminded we are part of a larger educational and health system that supports and cares for all people.  Our Harborview Medical Center mission statement includes priority care to persons who are non-English speaking poor, persons who are uninsured or underinsured, and many other vulnerable populations.  The words of the University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce provide us with a reminder that the work is important and a call to action: 

"...Ending DACA diminishes us all. It breaks the promise our country made to these students when we urged them to enroll in the program, to be proud and unafraid. We join with leaders in higher education, industry, government, religious institutions and humanitarian agencies across the nation in calling for congressional action to restore the program quickly.

Discontinuing the program doesn’t just threaten the security and futures of Dreamers. It also threatens to erode our nation as a democracy that has embraced the diverse talents and contributions of generations of immigrants, including our country’s founders."  Read the entire letter 

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) has issued a Community Advisory for DACA recipients and their loved ones in the wake of the Trump Administration’s announcement that the DACA program is being terminated. In addition to publishing this advisory, NWIRP is hosting several free community forums for DACA recipients, their families, and other social service providers to discuss what options are available to them in light of this news. The forums are opportunities to ask questions, share the latest information, talk to an immigration attorney, and learn about other resources for DACA recipients and their families.

Additional Information from NWIRP and National Immigration Law Center:

Additional Resources for Health Care Providers:
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