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DACA Information Session: Defend the DREAM

What DACA Recipients & Their Allies Need to Know

College of Saint Mary’s Gross Auditorium
7000 Mercy Rd., Omaha
Thursday, September 7 at 6 p.m.

August 30, 2017 — A collaboration of local immigrant-serving organizations presents ‘Defend the DREAM: What DACA Recipients & Their Allies Need to Know.’ The DACA information session is in collaboration with Justice For Our Neighbors – Nebraska (JFON-NE), College of Saint Mary’s Inclusive Campus Department, Heartland Worker’s Center, Nebraska Appleseed, One World Community Health Center, Young Nebraskans in Action and ACLU of Nebraska. The free event is in response to the September 5th announcement that will be made by President Trump on the DACA program. The event will be held September 7, 2017 at 6 p.m. at College of Saint Mary’s Gross Auditorium, 7000 Mercy Rd Omaha, Nebraska, 68106.

Panelists will discuss President Trump’s September 5 Announcement on the Future of the DACA Program

The panel discussion will be a brief overview on where we have come and where we are with the DACA program, considerations to keep in mind when filing an initial or renewal DACA application, an update on current legislative process including the DREAM Act, and advocacy efforts to defend the DACA program and stand with the 750,000+ DACA recipients affected. The panel will include JFON-NE Legal Director Charles Shane Ellison and Child Welfare  Managing Attorney Virginia Maynes, Sergio Sosa from Heartland Worker’s Center, Omaid Zabih from Nebraska Appleseed.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program allows youth who were brought to the U.S. as children, and who meet certain requirements, to live and work in the U.S. temporarily. Education and/or employment are requirements of the program. As a result, DACA youth offer tremendous benefits to our community and our country. More than 750,000 young people in the U.S. could be at risk for deportation.

The DACA information session is in collaboration with Justice For Our Neighbors – Nebraska (JFON-NE), College of Saint Mary’s Inclusive Campus Department, Heartland Worker’s Center, Nebraska Appleseed, One World Community Health Center, Young Nebraskans in Action and ACLU of Nebraska. Shane Ellison of JFON-NE will be available for interviews regarding the legal aspects of the DACA legislation before and after the information session. Contact Dawn Bashara to schedule an interview.

Read this Practice Alert from the American Immigration Lawyers Association for more details.

Justice For Our Neighbors – Nebraska (JFON-NE) is a nonprofit organization welcoming immigrants into our communities by providing free, high-quality immigration legal services, education, and advocacy for low-income individuals and families in Nebraska and western Iowa. We serve immigrants of all faiths, faces, abilities, and ages with an emphasis on the most vulnerable—victims of domestic violence and other crimes against children. Our attorneys and legal staff are educated and experienced in broad immigration law with specialties in domestic violence, child welfare, asylum law and facilitating access to immigration legal services in underserved rural communities.

Contact: Dawn Bashara, Communications Director
Justice For Our Neighbors – Nebraska
Office: (402) 898-1349 ext. 114
Mobile: (402) 215-1498
dawn@jfon-ne.org