[nobe-l] Information about dreamers needed

adrijana prokopenko adrijana.prokopenko at gmail.com
Fri Sep 15 15:49:36 UTC 2017

Please read the message below from our National President. Reaching
out to help blind people who may be under the DACA program is an
important job.Thanks for helping to carry it out.
National Federation of the Blind Is Seeking to Support DREAMers
As the principal vehicle for collective action for the blind in the
United States, the National Federation of the Blind is committed to
enabling all blind people, irrespective of immigration status, to live
the lives we want. To better inform our current and future advocacy
and policy strategies, the National Federation of the Blind is
collecting the following information to better understand the impact
of the administration’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action
for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program among the blind in the United
States. The information collected will be used to:
1. Identify DREAMers who are blind in order to better understand the
impact on blind people and help inform the National Federation of the
Blind regarding ways the organization can best provide assistance.
2. Develop an aggregate summary of the blind people in the United
States who participate in the DACA program, which can be shared with
government officials, advocates, and other interested parties.
3. Develop statistical analyses on the unemployment rate among the
blind before and after the establishment of the DACA program.
4. Highlight general narratives of blind people living the lives they
want because of the DACA program.
5. Coordinate a community of blind DACA recipients in order to
maximize the resources available.

If you or someone you know is blind and receives DACA benefits, please
complete the National Federation of the Blind DACA form at the below
links (available in Spanish and English), or share this information
with them. If you know of a DREAMer who does not have internet access,
we would appreciate your helping them complete the form.

Spanish NFB DACA form: https://nfb.org/daca-es
English NFB DACA form: https://nfb.org/daca

Together with love, hope, and determination, the National Federation
of the Blind transforms dreams into reality. Through this effort we
seek to support the hopes and dreams of blind people seeking to be
fully contributing members of our nation.

Mark A. Riccobono, President
200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314 | Officeofthepresident at nfb.org
Twitter: @Riccobono

On 9/15/17, adrijana prokopenko <adrijana.prokopenko at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is coming from the national federation of the blind.

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