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DACA Renewal Fee

CHIRLA

(213) 353-1333

If your DACA expires within the next year (or has already expired), CHIRLA's "Renew it and Secure It" campaign offers free legal consultation, free processing, and we pay for your $495 USCIS fee. Campaign runs through July 21 (remember, that's the date a federal judge has given the Trump Administration to respond to a temporary ruling!). If you want to renew or have questions, please stop by the Los Angeles CHIRLA office on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and be in line by 8 a.m. No appointment necessary. 2533 W 3rd St, Ste 101 Los Angeles, California 90057

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NO RULING TODAY ON DACA CASE

Today in Texas, federal judge Hanen heard verbal arguments on weather the program known as DACA is constitutional or not. Texas argued that DACA recipients are draining resources from the states and also taking jobs that belong to Texans. MALDEF attorneys who are defending the DACA program argued that there is not evidence that DACA recipients are draining the system but on the contrary are contributing millions of dollars to every single state including Texas. Judge Hanen decided to not make a ruling today, but wants both parties to write a 5 page summary of weather or not DACA is constitutional before making a ruling. If Judge Hanen decides that DACA is unconstitutional it will go against previous rulings made by California and New York, therefor the case will be moved to The Supreme Court for a final decision most likely this fall. We will keep you updated, but in the mean time we advice you RENEW YOUR DACA AS SOON AS YOU CAN.

¿Puedo comprar una casa si tengo DACA?

HomeForDreamers • info@diegocorzo.com

Paisano, no te dejes engañar, los beneficiarios de la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA) y los dreamers pueden seguir calificando para comprar una casa, por lo cual debes aplicar ahora mismo, ya que no se sabe por cuánto más siga vigente este beneficio. “Home for dreamers” es operada por Ernesto Borunda, experto en préstamos con más de 20 años en la industria y que ha ayudado a más de 100 jóvenes DACA a hacerse con la casa de sus sueños; y Diego Corzo, dreamer y agente de bienes raíces. Sin embargo, antes de iniciar con el proceso “Home for dreamers” te recomienda dar estos tres pasos: Estudia Es la responsabilidad del comprador de la vivienda hacer la investigación necesaria antes de realizar cualquier compromiso. La falta de hacer esta investigación puede costarle al comprador de casa tiempo, dinero y frustración. Aquí hay algunas preguntas de muestra que podría considerar preguntarle a un prestamista antes de proceder: “¿Está familiarizado con el proceso de Acción Diferida para Llegadas en la Infancia (DACA)?” Si dudan, lo más probable es que no estén familiarizados y lo mejor sería buscar otro prestamista. “¿Alguna vez ha financiado un préstamo hipotecario con DACA?” De lo contrario, es muy probable que no averigüe si el suscriptor aceptará la solicitud de préstamo hasta muy tarde en el proceso de custodia. Asegúrese antes de enviar una oferta o firmar un contrato. Trabaja con el prestamista adecuado Si estás tratando con un prestamista que comprende y aprueba préstamos con DACA, entonces le solicitarán su I-797 (Aviso de acción) muy temprano en el proceso. Si la persona con la que está hablando no sabe qué es un I-797, probablemente nunca haya trabajado con DACA anteriormente, y está asumiendo un riesgo considerable y puede rechazar un préstamo. Obtener la preaprobación Haz clic en el siguiente enlace, completa un breve cuestionario y habla con un profesional de hipotecas confiable que conozca DACA. Esto le dará una idea a “Home for dreamers” si cumples con todos los requisitos; como tu estado, ingresos e historial de crédito, así como la capacidad de presentar el pago inicial mínimo requerido.

Salinas golfer, DACA recipient to be featured on ESPN

At 16, Jose Calderón is considered one of the nation’s most promising young golf players. At home in his native Salinas, he’s the eldest son of two undocumented immigrants. And he’s a DACA recipient with hopes of fulfilling his slice of the American dream. As an incoming senior at Palma High School, in a small, heavily immigrant agricultural town where most kids take to soccer at a young age, Calderón is a rising star with unique — and vast — opportunities ahead. His story will be shared Sunday during ESPN’s “SC Featured” segment on SportsCenter. “A Dreamer’s Path” will air 7 a.m. PST on ESPN 2. Calderón, who was brought to the country illegally from Mexico at age 2, got his start in golf as a young boy in Monterey County’s “The First Tee,” an international youth development program aimed at introducing kids to the sport. His parents couldn’t afford a proper babysitter but wanted to stimulate their son’s mind and keep him out of trouble. Less than two years later, Calderón was playing in local tournaments. “I think it was about me liking the competition,” he said. “It motivated me to be better.” Last year, Calderón was selected to play in the prestigious PURE Insurance Championship, a golf tournament on the PGA Champions Tour. He was one of 81 top junior golfers from The First Tee chapters across the country paired with PGA TOUR Champions players to compete in the tournament. Calderón was paired with Mexican golf pro Esteban Toledo. “It’s not just a physical sport — it’s more of a mental sport,” Calderón said. “No matter how far you hit, it all comes down to the putts and keeping your cool. If you get too cocky or too mad, you’re not going to play well.” Calderón hopes to go pro in the years to come — a remarkable ambition for a young boy from east Salinas, where teens often fall prey to gangs. “I know how unique it is for a kid, growing up in east Salinas, to pick up golf,” said Griselda Ramirez, the producer for the ESPN feature and a Salinas native. “For young boys like Jose, there are so many bad temptations growing up, especially when you have your parents working in the fields. “I thought it was really unique that Jose was so focused in a sport that we as east Salinas kids usually aren’t exposed to,” she continued. Calderón’s parents — his father is a construction worker and his mother works in the strawberry fields — immigrated illegally from the Mexican state of Hidalgo in search of a better life. Calderón is among more than 700,000 recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which offers young, undocumented immigrants protection from deportation. With the program still in limbo under the Trump Administration, Calderón knows he may not be able to work legally after his DACA protection expires. But he tries not to dwell on the future too much. “Everyone has their own perspective on things,” he said. “For us Dreamers, our goal is to get better in a land that we call home. Even if we weren’t born here, we still try to take as many opportunities as we can.”