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October 3, 2017 / Kendra Allen, Editor

DACA recipients rush to renew their applications with October 5 deadline near

IMMIGRATION | Many undocumented immigrants, who were brought to the US when they were young, are scrambling to renew their DACA applications before Thursday’s deadline. The administration announced in September that it would end the program, which protected them from deportation and allowed them work permits. (NYT, 10/2)

When DACA recipients apply for renewal, they must pass a new background check — those who have committed serious crimes may be rejected — update their information and provide details about their financial circumstances. Question 3 on the form asks them to justify “economic need to work.”

Applications are mailed to one of three lockboxes of Citizenship and Immigration Services, in Arizona, Illinois or Texas, depending on an applicant’s state of residence. Cases are reviewed at an agency center in Nebraska, and then applicants are notified to visit a facility in their area for fingerprints and photographs. Approvals take about three months.

RACIAL EQUITY | FSG and PolicyLink have partnered to create, The Competitive Advantage of Racial Equity, a report that discusses why business leaders should care about racial equity. (FSG, 10/3)

CHARITABLE GIVING | America’s giving habits are changing as more donations are coming from wealthy individuals and less from small donors, according to a Chronicle of Philanthropy report. (Chronicle, 10/3 – Subscription needed)

FOOD | DC chef José Andrés is working with a nonprofit, World Central Kitchen, to prepare and donate meals across Puerto Rico. (DCist, 10/3)

PUBLIC SAFETY | With two recent pedestrian deaths in the region, police and safety advocates are warning everyone to stay vigilant on the road. (WaPo, 10/3)

HOUSING | This online tool allows you to look at maps of Prince George’s County’s 19th century neighborhoods. (GGW, 10/2)

HEALTH CAREA Maternity Care Desert Threatens Lower Income Women in Washington, D.C. (Colorlines, 9/28)


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