Seattle/Des Moines Community Legal Workshop: Get Free Attorney Help With DREAMer Deferred Action Forms

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Seattle, WA

Contact: Zaida Rivera, Staff Attorney, NWIRP, 206.957.8618

Seattle/Des Moines, WA– Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) and partners will present a free legal workshop aimed at helping community members understand and apply for the Obama Administration’s DREAMer “Deferred Action” program on Saturday, February 2. Following a short presentation, workshop attendees will have the opportunity to consult with an attorney or accredited representative about their individual situation and have their forms and supplemental documents reviewed before submitting their application materials.
The program, “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process” (DACA), removes the threat of deportation for as many as 40,000 youth in Washington State who came to the United States before the age of 16, have lived in the United States since June 15, 2007 and meet certain other requirements.
The workshop is being co-organized by NWIRP, the Washington Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and local partners. Participants are being encouraged to come to the workshop with as much of their documentation as possible and with application forms completed as much as possible.  However, volunteers will be available to assist those who have not been able to prepare forms ahead of time.  Volunteer and NWIRP staff attorneys will supervise the workshop throughout.
WHAT: Community Legal Workshop – Talk to an attorney about DREAMer Deferred Action
WHERE:   Highline Community College, Building 8 (2400 S. 240th St, Des Moines, WA 98198)
WHEN:   10:00am, Saturday, February 2nd
No pre-registration is required for this free event. Community education will be provided to all attendees; participants who would like legal assistance will need to meet NWIRP income guidelines.
  • For more information about “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process” (DACA), please visit NWIRP’s Community Advisory.
  • For information about other workshops around Washington State, please visit NWIRP’s website.
  • To view a pdf of this media release, please click here.