Local students choose an alternative spring break
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Students at the University of Miami School of Law and Florida International University College of Law are giving up the beach this spring break to spend the week helping young immigrants apply for deferred action.
The students will visit a series of pop-up pro-bono legal clinics, where young immigrants will be able to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
The program initiated by President Obama in 2012, is an immigration benefit for young people that can lead to a driver's license, work permit and access to college.
In order to be eligible to apply for the DACA initiative you must be between the age of 15 to 29, lived in the United States since 2007 or earlier, have completed or are currently enrolled in school and do not have any serious criminal convictions.
The clinics will reach young people in Naples, Tampa, Gainesville and Orlando.
To learn more about this initiative and its partners, you can visit http://www.fldream.org/
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