Expert lawyers will present facts and answer questions about the policy
Fuller Seminary is co-sponsoring a public event at Villa
Parke Community Center in Pasadena, CA on November 5th to discuss the new
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) federal policy.
DACA is a presidential order that allows young people who
were brought into the U.S. as children to have their deportation deferred and
receive permission to work for two years. To be eligible, applicants must have
graduated from high school, be in school or have served in the U.S. military.
DACA does not grant U.S. residency or a visa.
At the event, expert immigration lawyers will present the
facts of the DACA policy, answer questions and provide individual
Fuller Seminary’s Dr. Lisseth Rojas-Flores, assistant professor
of Marriage and Family Therapy, said, “This is a great opportunity for the
immigrant community to be empowered with knowledge and professional guidance
about their immigration rights. This event will be helpful to parents who want
to learn more about DACA and the new possibilities that it opens for their teen
and young adult children.”
Over 1.2 million immigrants are estimated to be eligible for
DACA, and as many as 200,000 former Los Angeles Unified School District
students may be eligible. A recent New York Times article told the story of Justino
Mora, age 23 of Los Angeles, who was one of the first immigrants to receive a
DACA approval after the policy was enacted on August 15, 2012. Mr. Mora stated
that the approval will help him to receive financial aid to complete his education
at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The event will take place in the Villa Parke Community
Center auditorium, 363 E. Villa St., Pasadena, CA 91101 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. It is co-hosted by Villa Parke Community Center, Fuller Seminary, the
Central American Resource Center, Lake Avenue Church and Lake Avenue Community