Last week, after finding a group of students who work with our communities in NJ to stand up for immigrant rights, NJDAC. I felt the need to contribute, and spend some time passing flyers in my surrounding towns.
I was stunned to meet the amount of people who were NOT aware of the deferred action policy that president Obama announced on June 15th, 2012.
The Deferred Acton protects from deportation and grants a work permit (for 2 years) to undocumented youth who meets the following criteria:
*Came to the USA before the age of 16
*Have continuously lived in the US for at least 5 years prior to June 2012
(June 15th 2007 to June 15th 2012)
*Are under the age of 31 as of June 15th, 2012
*Are in school, graduated from high school, earned a GED, or served honorably in the US military
*Are at least 15 years of age, (only if you are NOT in removal proceedings)
*Have not committed a felony, a significant misdemeanor, or multiple misdemeanors
*Not pose a threat to national security, or public safety
Accurate/Helpful site: http://www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals
For more resources (in NJ), and application clinics or events you may also visit the above group: www.njdac.org
In our spiritual path, we see the dynamics of an incarnation with a different understanding. I KNOW that it is part of my personal growth to be a native of PERU in this lifetime; and have immigrated to the United States as a child. It is part of my life purpose, to soon enough unite the Condor of the South and the Eagle of the North. I am an undocumented adult, who has spend her entire life in this country. It was part of my destiny to come here, to live my experiences, and to help those that are guided to me. I am Undocumented and Unafraid. (This sentence has been long overdue). I am a woman of faith, kindness and dedication to caring for others rights, needs, growth. I contribute to a Universal Healing.
WHY am I sharing this with you now?
I am hoping that if you do not feel an understanding of Oneness yet.
That you will take the time to see that perhaps a friend, loving neighboor, tutor, or your childhood friend could be undocumented. You cannot by appearance "tell" who is or not with legal status. You have an opportunity of awareness and growth. Next time you hear a nasty, uneducated remark; I hope you have the courage to help someone else think twice before judging.
For those of you, (and I know are many) who DO understand completely and relate to knowing your purpose, no matter the location of geography of which you stand in. I ask you to please make a difference in someone's life by supporting the 'Dreamers', and/or volunteering at events near you to spread kindness, and awareness.
I will make the effort to update upcoming events throughout the states. (as I become aware of them) to share information for those who need it or that can help.
For those wondering, I turned 30 yrs old before June 15th 2012 (although I do not "look it" -lol). I have a non-criminal record. I have payed taxes and have lived here for 19 years! I meet all the requirements, and trust the Universe to continue protecting and guiding me. I DO qualify for the deferred action. I thank many friends I have met along the way of my awakening, who have supported me and have asked the Divine Universe to protect me along my journey. Thank You. (Love, Light and smiles~Always) -Fabi
*Para los que entienden mas el Espanol, les prometo hacer otro articulo.
Pero por mientras, pueden encontrar ayuda y detalles en la paginas:
http://www.njdac.org Hablan Espanol (en NJ)
http://www.icirr.org Hablan Espanol (en IL)