With the Oct. 5 deadline for young immigrants to apply to renew their status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, a refugee resettlement center in Warren County, Kentucky has been helping some of them take this next step to an uncertain future.
The International Center of Kentucky in Bowling Green has helped 24 DACA participants apply to renew the status that protects them from deportation.
But International Center Executive Director Albert Mbanfu said these applications do not provide peace of mind for young people seeking to renew their DACA status.
“Many of come in and question if their situation will change, or they will probably want to send them back, especially considering that they have their addresses and phone numbers and everything in the hands of the federal government. So there’s a lot of worry and they express that when they come in to renew their DACA applications.”