Yakima Community Legal Workshop: Talk to an Attorney About DREAMer Deferred Action

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Paula Martinez, Staff Attorney, NWIRP, 206-957-8677

Yakima, WA– Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) and partners will present a free legal workshop aimed at helping community members understand and access the Obama Administration’s DREAMer “Deferred Action” program application process on Saturday, October 13.  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 for five years before June 15 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.
NWIRP’s partners at OneAmerica will be holding a pre-workshop meeting on Thursday, October 11 from 6-8:30pm at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church to help community members understand what they can do to prepare prior to receiving legal advice and attorney review at Saturday’s Community Legal Workshop.
WHAT: Community Legal Workshop – Talk to an attorney about DREAMer Deferred Action
WHERE:   Davis High School (212 South 6th Avenue, Yakima, WA,98902)
WHEN:   11:00am, Saturday, October 13th
No pre-registration is required for this free event.

 

  • 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.