Google.org, the charitable branch of Google, has announced that they will provide a grant of $250,000 to the non-profit United We Dream to help pay for DACA filing fees. The $250,000 grant will cover the government filing fee for 500 young applicants, known as “Dreamers,” who need to renew their DACA status and employment authorization documents.
DACA applicants must pay a filing fee of $495 every 1.5 to 2 years to USCIS in order to remain in lawful status and be eligible for employment in the US. Google, one of the world’s leading tech companies, recognizes the contributions this community has made to the tech industry and to US society in general.
In their blog post, Google.org acknowledges the larger immigration reform that is needed and confirms their position in supporting a path toward long-term secure status for Dreamers. This contribution builds on over $35 million in support that Google.org and Google employees have contributed over the years in support of immigrants and refugees worldwide.