At this time, the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unclear. DACA is a federal government program created in 2012 under Barack Obama to allow people brought to the U.S. as undocumented children the temporary right to live, study and work in America.
The news about DACA is making it hard for many of our patients to concentrate at school, sleep or motivate themselves to go to work, but we are prepared to help and support DREAMers (DACA recipients) and their families. Our behavioral health team can help anyone—regardless of immigration or insurance status—manage depression, anxiety, family concerns and more. Patients can call (402) 619-5314 to make an appointment with our behavioral health team.
DREAMers are welcome at OneWorld.
OneWorld recently established a medical-legal partnership with Justice for Our Neighbors-Nebraska (JFON), an Omaha-based nonprofit that welcomes immigrants into the community by providing free, high-quality immigration legal services, education and advocacy. The medical-legal partnership helps patient families who are experiencing violence or who need help submitting DACA renewal requests, and so far, the partnership has helped 17 patients.
Recipients of DACA can renew their work permits if the request is sent and received before Oct. 5, 2017. DACA recipients who are also OneWorld patients can schedule a free consultation with the contracted JFON immigration attorney who will help patients submit a DACA renewal request. Patients can notify their providers or call Alex Araya at (402) 502-8932 to schedule a consultation.