The Workers’ Center of Central New York

The Mexican Initiative for Deferred Action (MIDA) offers immigrants an opportunity to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

 Mexican Initiative for Deferred Action (MIDA) seeks to improve the life of Mexican families that have contributed to the prosperity of the United States. MIDA is collaboration between different organizations, like the Workers’ Center of Central New York, who are committed to support the Mexican community in New York. MIDA’s goals are: to provide immigration protection to at least 1000 immigrants that qualify for DACA, to conduct academic research about the consequences of having or not having legal presence, and to offer support to the different organizations and community members that participate in the project.

Thanks to the support of various organizations and institutions, MIDA promotes the access to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA was presented by the federal government back in 2012, the benefits of this program are: temporary protection from deportation, to obtain a work permit, to obtain a social security number (in NY, NJ & CT), and a driver’s license (in NY, NJ & CT). You can qualify for this program, as long as you meet the requirements.

If you are one of the thousands of people that qualify for DACA but have not yet applied, if you have questions about the program, or know someone that might qualify, please call the Workers’ Center of Central New York  at 315-218-5708

The Workers’ Center of Central New York is located in Syracuse NY. The Center is member based organization that educates and organizes workers in order to take collective actions to fight and defend their labor rights as immigrants. The members of the Workers’ Center have achieved important victories by securing better working protection for dairy workers, getting back hundreds of dollars from wage theft, and organizing in the struggle to defend the rights as immigrants.

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