SUNDAY, AUGUST 12: Community Forum on Immigration Reform

 

What is Deferred Action? What is Prosecutorial Discretion? Legalization for All?

Learn about the most recent development in the U.S. Immigration policy, particularly President Obama’s Deferred Action and Prosecutorial Discretion. Also learn about the ongoing movement to genuinely reform the immigration system into one that truly serves the people.

What: Community Forum on Immigration Reform: Deferred Action and Prosecutorial Discretion.

When: August 12, 2012 Sunday | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Where: Pope Lecture hall, Saint Peter’s College | 115 Glenwood Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07306

Why: Currently, 4,700 Filipinos leave the Philippines every day to look for jobs abroad. The U.S. remains to be the primary destination of migrant Filipinos. There is an estimated 5 million Filipinos in the US, where 1 million are undocumented. An alarming number of labor trafficking cases have emerged within the past year, and undocumented youth have yet to come out of the shadows. This phenomenon is testament to the urgency of addressing the issue of immigration reform in our communities.

It is essential that we learn about the recent developments in the nation’s immigration policies, particularly the most recent “Deferred Action” and last year’s “Prosecutorial Discretion” in order to empower ourselves and to uphold our rights as im/migrants in the United States.

FREE LEGAL CLINIC WILL BE FACILITATED BY ASIAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND (AALDEF) THROUGHOUT THE PROGRAM.

Speakers:
New Jersey Dream Act Coalition (NJDAC)
Atty. Cris Godinez
National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON)

Organized by:
Anakbayan New Jersey

Co-sponsored by:
Social Justice Department of Saint Peter’s College
New Jersey Dream Act Coalition (NJDAC)
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON)
Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE)
Philippine Forum

For more information, please email us at anakbayan.nynj@gmail.com or call Bea at 201 779 6886.

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