Wednesday: Press Conference – The DREAMer Deferred Action Program Unveiled

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Contact: Michelle Muri, Staff Attorney, NWIRP, 206.957.8635

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and partners to announce assistance for 30,000 WA State youth

Seattle, WA- Today the Obama Administration released the much anticipated DREAMer “Deferred Action” program application process, which will remove the threat of deportation for as many as 30,000 youth in Washington State who meet the program’s requirements.

Tomorrow, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) will participate in a joint press conference with key allies to outline their efforts to serve youth that qualify for the program in Washington State, while highlighting the huge interest in applying for the program. NWIRP and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA-WA) will announce upcoming legal workshops providing DREAMers the opportunity to consult with an attorney or qualified legal representative about applying for Deferred Action.

WHAT: Press Conference – The DREAMer Deferred Action Program Unveiled

WHERE: Seattle Central Community College (SCCC) Plaza, 1701 Broadway (at Pine St.), Seattle 98122

WHEN: 11:00am, Wednesday, August 15

WHO:  DREAMers and community leaders, elected officials, allies, and family who have long supported the immigrant student movement.

David Ayala, Organizing Director, OneAmerica
Matt Adams, Legal Director, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) 
Scott Railton, WA Chapter President, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA-WA)
Rep. Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney (46 LD)
Ricardo Sanchez, Latino/a Educational Achievement Project
Several DREAMers and their families 


  • Additional information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) about the implementation of the DREAMer Deferred Action program (known as the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process” (DACA)) can be found here.
  • NWIRP will unveil upcoming workshops, group information sessions, legal clinics, and one-on-one legal counseling to serve youth throughout the state who meet the program’s requirements.
  • NWIRP is the largest state-wide organization serving the immigration legal needs of low-income immigrants and refugees.
Click here to view NWIRP’s “DREAMer Fact Sheet” outlining the efforts of various organizations statewide.

Click here for a pdf of this media advisory.