September 5 -- AALDEF Deferred Action for Childhood Pro Bono Training
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)
Pro Bono Training
An estimated 100,000 undocumented Asian immigrants are eligible for "Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals" (DACA). A new Department of Homeland Security directive, DACA gives eligible undocumented youth a two-year pause from the threat of deportation and an opportunity to secure a work permit. For many, this will be the first opportunity to legally work and live in this country.
Many of these immigrants are from the communities served by the various Asian bar associations of New York. Taking on a DACA case pro bono is a discrete way to learn basic immigration law and impact the life of undocumented youth.