As you probably know, there have been several recent changes in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security regarding undocumented immigrants under the age of 31. These changes are known as the “Deferred Action.”
Basically what the Deferred Action means is that qualifying undocumented students who entered the country illegally will now be eligible to reside and work in the U.S. without risk of deportation. In Minnesota, some 2,100 – 4,000 estimated young people between the ages of 15 and 30 can apply for this special status known as “deferred action status.” In addition to employment eligibility, the policies will open doors to higher education and the ability to acquire a driver’s license. These young people are informally known as “DREAMers, “ in reference to the DREAM Act, a federal bill that would provide these and other opportunities to immigrant youth.
Please help us distribute the attached information with your students and join us on Wednesday November 28th for “One Step Closer to the Dream” or “A un Paso del Sueño” from 6pm-8pm at Inver Hills Community College in the Fine Arts Theatre
• We will provide services and guidance with the deferred action process
• We will have two immigration attorneys present
• Students and their families will have the opportunity to hear from NAVIGATE; a nonprofit organization that was created to provide resources to help immigrant students to pursue higher education
• Information about Inver Hills Community College and what we can offer students
• This event is free and will also have light refreshments
For more information please call David Zelaya at 651-450-3481 or Sarah Napoli Rangel at 651-450- 3626
Here is a a Poster advertising this event.
Access and Opportunity Center
Inver Hills Community College