DACA Application Clinic 9/22 @ LA Convention Center

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9/22 Deferred Action application drive flyer


DreamTeamLA will be hosting a second Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) community forum/application drive on Saturday, September 22nd from 9am-5pm at the Los Angeles Convention Center, for free. The event will take place at the Concourse Hall located inside the Convention Center.

Lawyers will be on hand to review deferred actions cases free of charge. But before individuals see a lawyer, you need to be pre-screened to make sure you meet all the basic requirements to apply for deferred action. If you were pre-screened at our last event at Miguel Contreras High School on August 25th, you still need to setup a pre-screening appointment to come in and schedule your appointment with a lawyer on September 22nd.

PRE-SCREENINGS will take place BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on:

Tuesday, September 18, from 1pm-7pm, at CARECEN, 2845 W. 7th St. Los angeles CA 90005

Wednesday, September 19, from 1pm-7pm at the UCLA Labor Center, 675 S. Park View St. Los Angeles, CA. 90057

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT to be pre-screened, please reply back to this email: deferredaction@dreamteamla.org or CALL or TEXT us at 626-344-7626 with your:

-name,
-telephone number,
-email address, and
-which day and time you wish to attend the pre-screening.

Once you have an appointment, please arrive 15 minutes early. If for any reason you cannot make it to your appointment or need to re-schedule please let us know as soon as you can so we can offer your spot to someone else.

If you cannot attend the pre-screenings on September 18 & 19, you will be pre-screened at the day of the event. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee an appointment with a lawyer if you are pre-screened on the day of the event because of the amount of DREAMERs expected to attend. That is why we STRONGLY SUGGEST you make it to the pre-screenings on September 18 & 19 in order to avoid waiting in long lines and also to secure an appointment with a lawyer.

If you have any questions, you can email: deferredaction@dreamteamla.org or CALL or TEXT us at 626-344-7626

Qualification guidelines for deferred action

With the announcement of Deferred Action, a lot of folks have been, including myself, have been wondering what the guidelines are going to be for both qualifying and applying. That being said, NO ONE SHOULD BE PAYING A LAWYER, NOTARY OR ANYONE FOR ANY KIND OF HELP OR INFORMATION YET. Once USCIS creates the application process for deferred action and work permits, that’s when folks can go to trusted immigration lawyers, if they need it. For the time being USCIS has posted up Frequently Asked questions, which I have copied and pasted after the jump. I’ll be sharing more info on this as things come along. Continue reading

Right to Dream Recap

With actions happening in more than 20 cities yesterday, here are some pics, videos and news articles from here in Los Angeles and Orange County. Members from Dream Team LA, Orange County Dream Team, San Fernando Dream Team, IDEAS at UCLA and numerous other allies and friends came out to banner holding in the morning, hold a street theater performance and rally in front of the immigration court house in Downtown LA, demanding that all deportations stop immediately.

Here’s a clip from some of the street theater performed during the rally.

Pictures from the Orange County Dream Team action

Pictures from the San Fernando Valley Dream Team

Pictures from Dream Team LA member Pedro Espinoza

Pictures from CHIRLA

Coverage of the rally on channel 52

More coverage from channel 34
News article from spanish newspaper La Opinion