Upcoming Virginia Community Forums on DAPA/DACA expansion

Last week, a Texas Federal Judge issued a temporary stay that temporarily halted the implementation of the Obama administration’s executive orders concerning the DAPA and DACA expansion programs that could help as many as five million come out of the shadows and live and work without the fear of deportation.

Although the Texas decision has left immigrant communities again in a state of uncertainty, the good news is that the Obama administration is seeking to overturn the stay and allow the administration and our communities to move forward with the programs.

As their case moves through the legal process, it is important for our communities to be proactive and continue preparing ourselves for the application process by gathering the necessary documents we will need to prove our eligibility for either program.

In support of this effort, we will be holding several forums in Spanish to discuss the requirements of the DAPA/DACA expansion as well as to discuss the state of the pending litigation in the 5th Circuit.

They will also be hosting a conference call in English on March 3rdto discuss the status of the litigation in the 5th Circuit.

 

The issues that will be discussed are:

ü  The temporary stay of implementation of DACA/DAPA in the court

ü  Details about eligibility requirements for both programs

ü  Getting Ready for DACA & DAPA implementation

ü  Why it is important to keep preparing ourselves for the application process

ü  Eligibility requirements for DACA & DAPA and benefits, including Drivers License, work permit, and SSN

ü  How to protect ourselves from notary fraud during the application process and how to report a case of fraud to Virginia authorities

 

DETAILS ON FORUMS AND CONFERENCE CALL

STATEWIDE CONFERENCE CALL (English): Update on DACA & DAPA implementation as well as the pending litigation.

When: Tuesday, March 3rd at 2:00pm

Conference dial-in number(712) 432-0900. Participant access code: 220733

For more information contact us at 703-772-1555

Organized by Legal Aid Justice Center, VACOLAO, Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ), The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), Dreamers Moms USA, Virginia Latina Advocacy Network, and Virginia Ready for DAPA/DACA.

 

ANNANDALE: (English)

When: Saturday, February 28, at 03pm

Where: 7006 Evergreen Court, Suite 200, Annandale, VA 22003.

Contact information: 703.256.2208

Organized by the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)

 

STAFFORD: (Spanish)

When: Wednesday, March 4th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: 691 Courthouse Rd, Stafford, VA 22554

Contact information: 571-239-8325

Organized by Ministerio de Restauracion y Misiones, Dreamers Moms USA, Legal Aid Justice Center, VACOLAO and Virginia Ready for DACA/DAPA.

 

CULMORE: (Spanish)

When: Thursday, March 5th, from 7:30 to 9:00pm

Where: Culmore United Methodist Church

5901 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041

Contact information703-772-1555

Organized by Culmore Neighbors Association, Legal Aid Justice Center and VACOLAO

 

ARLINGTON: (Spanish)

When: Tuesday, March 10th from 6:30pm to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Virginia Gardens Apartments (Community Center)

1710 South Taylor St. Arlington, VA 22204

Contact information: 703-772-1555

Organized by Greenbrier Learning Center, in collaboration with Legal Aid Justice Center, VACOLAO and Virginia Ready for DACA/DAPA.

 

 

LEESBURG: (Spanish)

When: Thursday, March 12th 7:30pm – 9pm

Where: St. James Episcopal Church – Salón Parroquial – Parish Hall

14 Cornwall Street NW Leesburg, VA 20176

Contact information: 703-402-2259

Organized by St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, in collaboration of Legal Aid Justice Center, VACOLAO and Virginia Ready for DACA/DAPA

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About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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