Listen to this episode with Jen from @Dacagirlsavingdollas, who is in the unique financial circumstances of someone with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
DACA holders, also known as \”Dreamers\”, are people who are undocumented and have a form of temporary deferral of deportation. DACA does not provide citizenship, a green card, or any permanent immigration status. DACA holders are people who have been brought to the U.S. as children, have lived in the U.S. for many years, and meet certain educational and other strict requirements.
Developed by the Obama Administration, the DACA program provides people with a work permit, which must be renewed periodically, as well as a social security number. As Jen describes, access to a work permit and social security number can be life-changing in terms of having access to financial opportunities including college and job opportunities.
DACA holders face unique financial burdens. There are high fees associated with DACA applications and renewal applications that DACA recipients must save for, adding a financial burden on top of the high costs of immigration lawyer fees and the costs with putting the application together.
Jen is a DACA recipient navigating finances as an undocumented person. She aims to build generational wealth despite her immigration status, showcasing her journey and sharing the stories of others.
Follow and support Jen\’s journey on Instagram: @dacagirlsavingdollas
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