With the recent news regarding the first group of undocumented youth who been granted deferred action, the need for legal assistance has increased on the grounds. The forms involved in applying for deferred action for childhood arrivals, known as DACA, may look simple, but some issues that are extremely common amongst undocumented youth might need some legal guidance. The Deferred Action program announced on June 15 does not have an appeal process, so getting it right the first time is vital. ILW.COM in conjunction with several attorneys and community-based organizations will be hosting workshops across the nation where attendees will have the opportunity to ask their questions about deferred action to attorneys. Here are the upcoming dates:

  • Sep 15, 12pm: Norman F. Feldheym, 555 West 6th Street San Bernardino, CA 92410

  • Sep 15, 12pm: Esther Snyder Community Center 4100 Baldwin Park Boulevard, Baldwin Park, CA 91706

  • Sep 16, 2pm: Bensenville Community Public Library 200 S. Church Road, Bensenville, IL 60106

  • Sep 18, 6pm: University of Illinois at Chicago, Latino Cultural Center B2, Chicago, IL 60607

  • Sep 20, 5:30pm: Little Tokyo Branch Library, 203 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, 90012

To find more details, see here. If you or someone you know is looking for more information about deferred action, please forward this information to them. If you are an organization helping DACA eligible youth, please forward this information to your members. We look forward to seeing you at the workshops and helping undocumented youth benefit from DACA! If you have any questions please email webmaster@ilw.com.