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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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"DACA Recipients can still qualify to buy a home!"

Diego Corzo 941-685-5287 info@diegocorzo.com • WATCH THE VIDEO!

Get Educated It is the responsibility of the homebuyer to do the necessary research prior to making any commitments. Failure to do this research may cost the homebuyer time, money, and frustration. Here are a few sample questions you might consider asking a lender before proceeding: “Are you familiar with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process?” If they hesitate, chances are, they are not familiar and it would be best to find another lender. “Have you ever funded a home loan with DACA?” If not, it is very probable you will not find out if the underwriter will accept the loan application until very late in the escrow process. Be certain before submitting an offer, or entering into a contract. Work With The Right Lender If you are dealing with a lender who understands and approves loans with DACA, then they will ask you for your I-797 (Notice of Action) very early in the process. If the person you are talking to does not know what an I-797 is, then they probably have never worked with DACA before, and you are taking considerable risk and may be declined for a loan. Final Steps - Get PreApproved Click on the link below, fill out a short questionnaire, and talk to a trusted mortgage professional who knows DACA. This will give us an idea if you meet all requirements such as your status, income and credit history, and the ability to put down the required minimum down payment.

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2018 PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship • Arizona & California

The Cesar Chavez Foundation is providing $300,000 in scholarship awards to Latino students who live in Arizona and California. Note: As indicated on their website, this $5,000 scholarship opportunity is open to Latino students “regardless of national origin or immigration status”. Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on their academic excellence, leadership in extracurricular activities, commitment to volunteer service in the community and financial need. Here are the eligibility requirements: Applicant must be an incoming or continuing full-time undergraduate student at any education institution for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. Applicant must be of Latino descent. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be attending a college in Arizona or California. The scholarship is available in Arizona and California. Scholarship is available to U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, Undocumented Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA).

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SALEF 2018 Dream Scholarship • The deadline to apply is June 30, 2018

The Salvadoran American Leadership & Educational Fund (SALEF) recently announced their scholarship opportunity for this year. This scholarship is dedicated to supporting students with their college/graduate school tuition expenses. Note: As indicated on their scholarship application, “the scholarship is open to all qualifying students regardless of immigration status. AB 540 students are encouraged to apply.” Here are the eligibility requirements: Applicants must be of Central American or of other Latino ethnicity. Applicants must demonstrate proven financial need. Applicants must possess a minimum 2.7 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate a history of community involvement. Applicants must be either: Graduating high school seniors Current undergraduate, graduate, medical, MPH, MD or Dentistry students. Community college students. Vocational/trade school students. Applicants must be pursuing any associate degree pursuing a Bachelor’s degree pursuing a master’s, J.D. or Ph.D. Applicants must live in the Los Angeles Area