Colorado universities host DACA renewal sessions as members of Congress push DREAM Act

Posted at 1:46 PM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 15:46:49-04

DENVER – Staffers and students at the University of Colorado Law School hosted the first of two workshops Wednesday helping DACA recipients renew their eligibility on the same day that Rep. Diana DeGette again pushed for Congress to put the DREAM Act into law.

Only a handful of Dreamers showed up to the first session, which is aimed at helping those whose status is expiring before next March renew their status.

The session will run through 4 p.m. Wednesday. But there will be another session held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next Wednesday, Sept. 27, as well.

Those eligible for renewal will have their DACA permits expire between Sept. 5 and March 5, 2018, and must apply to renew the permits before Oct. 5.

There are also events being held on the CSU campus in Fort Collins and in Greeley on the UNC campus on Wednesday. Both run until 6 p.m.

The renewal sessions came as DeGette continued her push to get the DREAM Act onto the House floor in a Denver news conference.

The legislation, which is supported by Colorado’s Democrats and several of its Republican members of Congress, would grant lawful permanent resident status to Dreamers.

Several Dreamers who have benefited from DACA were also in attendance with DeGette Wednesday.

To sign up for the Sept. 27 renewal session at CU’s Law School, click here.