HUNDREDS OF DREAMers TO ATTEND BALTIMORE MASS IMMIGRATION RELIEF CLINIC
CALLING ALL YOUNG IMMIGRANTS: IT IS TIME TO ACT!
WHAT: MASS DEFERRED ACTION APPLICATION CLINIC
WHERE: CASA MULTICULTURAL CENTER, 8151 15TH AVE. LANGLEY PARK, MD 20783
WHEN: Thursday, August 16, 2012 5:00 P.M.
WHO: CASA de Maryland, DREAMers
Baltimore, MD (August 15, 2012) – This Thursday, CASA de Maryland’s Baltimore office will open its doors to hundreds of DREAMers at a mass application clinic that will move aspiring Americans forward in getting a visa and work permit.
The Deferred Action program, announced on June 15th of this year by President Obama, provides a two-year temporary visa to talented Immigrant youth at risk of deportation. On August 15th, DHS will start accepting applications for the temporary status. CASA, Maryland’s largest immigrant and Latino community organization, is responding to this historic opportunity by launching a program to ensure that as many undocumented Maryland youth as possible come out of the shadows and become champions in the struggle for immigrant rights. Entitled Avance – CASA Youth rising!, the program will be motored by volunteers and youth leaders and hopes to provide assistance in the filing of more than 10,000 applications. A key element of the program will center on engaging DREAMers in building a powerful immigrant youth movement in Maryland.
CASA de Maryland works to create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in low-income immigrant communities. To become a member, go to www.casademaryland.org/membership