By Lana Piwoni
On Saturday, July 19th, 2014, over 70 people received or renewed their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) at the FIU Law Clinic. Working together with FL Dream, an immigrant advocacy group, FIU Law students gave free legal consultations to DACA recipients in need, and helped them finalize their applications/renewal forms before they are sent off to the the US government.
For the recipients, DACA is life-changing. It gives them access to a drivers' license, a legal right to work, and travel within the US, among other things. DACA opens doors and helps undocumented youth reach their dreams.