Local resident Stuart Starkweather has contributed $20,000 to Woodland United Way to help children of undocumented immigrants.
The donation will aid those who are attempting to pay for paperwork under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that allows young undocumented people who are in school or have graduated from school to temporarily stay in the United States.
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Lori Ross, executive director of the Woodland United Way, explained this week that Starkweather stipulated money from his donation is not to be written to individuals.
Instead, Ross reported, Starkweather, wants the money to go directly to the Department of Homeland Security in the amount of $495 each, which is the fee to process DACA paperwork.
Starkweather felt compelled to help when he heard about undocumented children being afraid at his grandson’s elementary school, Ross reported.
“The DACA program needs to be accessible to all young people in need,” Starkweather
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