Join Our Webinar for Young LGBT Immigrants Seeking Deferred Action
August 24 2012
Listen up DREAMers! We're hosting a webinar for young LGBT immigrants interested in applying for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
According to the memo issued by the president August 15, youth must meet the following criteria to qualify for the program:
- Under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
- Came to the United States before reaching 16th birthday
- Continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time
- Physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of requesting consideration for deferred action from USCIS
- Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012
- Currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a General Educational Development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States
- Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
To help make sense of all this, we've joined with several other groups to provide all the information you need to navigate the process.
Join the webinar/call and find out if you're eligible. Details below:
- Reserve your webinar seat now at www3.gotomeeting.com/register/737026030. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
- If you do not have computer access, simply call in toll free to 1.877.273.4202 and use Conference Room 9495854.
Hosted by: National Council of La Raza; CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers; Equality Federation; Human Rights Campaign; Immigration Equality; Lambda Legal; National Center for Lesbian Rights; National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce; National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; and National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance.
Presented by: Laura Vazquez, Immigration Legislative Analyst, National Council of La Raza
Introduction by: Rachel Tiven, Executive Director, Immigration Equality
Opening remarks: Prerna Lal, “Undocuqueer,” Co-Founder, DreamActivist.org and Law Clerk, Benach Ragland LLP
Issues: The Obama Administration’s Actions, Children and Immigration, Immigration, Policy and Legislation Details, DREAM Act
Geography:California, Far West, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Texas