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Eligible dreamers face high DACA renewal fee due in weeks

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Posted at 4:54 AM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 07:54:41-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Alliance San Diego is raising money to help eligible DACA recipients pay their $495 renewal fee by October 5.

Only young people whose benefits expire within Sept. 5, 2017, and March 5, 2018, are eligible for the two-year renewal.

"Some individuals have a month to decide whether they're going to pay for rent or whether they're going to pay for DACA renewal," said Itzel Guillen, a DACA recipient and the Immigration Integration Manager at Alliance San Diego.

Dreamers who want to take advantage of the assistance must attend an upcoming workshop.

Anyone who wants to donate can make a tax-deductible donation through the organization's website.