DREAMer Deferred Action Workshops

On June 15, 2012 President Obama announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would be granting a temporary form of immigration protection called “deferred action” to individuals who meet requirements similar to those of the legislative proposal known as the “Dream Act.”  

Once the Department of Homeland Security announces the process for individuals who qualify to seek deferred action, NWIRP will be holding workshops to help explain the requirements. The workshops will also provide assistance for those who qualify and choose to apply even if they cannot afford private representation. Please sign up for our email list to receive information on these workshops once DHS announces the application process.  Learn more about “deferred action” in this community advisory.

Legal Orientation Presentation

NWIRP provides information on legal rights for detained immigrants under its Legal Orientation Presentation program. Detained immigrants who will be appearing before a judge in removal proceedings have first priority to participate in the Legal Orientation Program.

If you are in removal (deportation) proceedings, you can retain a lawyer to represent you, but you will need to pay for these services. This is different from criminal proceedings, where the government will pay for a lawyer. Click for a list of local attorneys that have experience with immigration.Attorney List PDF

Immigration 101: Trainings for Service Providers

This training is for those who serve immigrant communities and want to know more about how immigration law affects their clients and how to help. This training will answer questions including (but not limited to):

-  What barriers prevent immigrants from accessing services?
-  What happens when people are detained?
-  What resources are available in the community for help?

-  What protections are available to immigrant victims of crime and survivors of domestic violence?

Resources

Please visit our list of other resources available to immigrants and refugees.