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.
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 Dream Team LA member Pedro Espinoza
Pictures from CHIRLA
Coverage of the rally on channel 52
Record high deportations and anti-immigrant laws are all over the US are tearing families apart everyday. At the fore-front of all this is the Obama administration. Enough is enough. Through the Right to Dream Campaign, we seek to gain relief for ourselves and our communities. Sign the petition and share it with others as we demand that all deportations stop immediately and join us on May 17th for a kick off press conference here in Los Angeles.