Join The People’s Association of Workers and Immigrants (PAWIS East Bay) for a community forum and discussion about the new deferred action policy, current methods of adjusting one’s status in the U.S., and how this all ties into the larger migration pattern from the Philippines.
The new deferred action policy prevents DREAM Act eligible youth from being deported and will provide a way to apply for temporary work permits. An immigration lawyer from the Asian Law Caucus will provide information and answer questions including: eligibility requirements, what you can do to get ready to apply when the process is announced around mid-August, and how to protect yourself from misinformation.
In addition, we will be sharing our own migration stories and discussing the experiences and organizing of immigrants in the United States. Dr. Robyn Rodriguez, an Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at UC Davis, will be leading a discussion about the Philippine Labor Export Policy and how this ties in with the current immigration situation.
What: Community Forum on Obama’s Announcement on Deferred Action & Roots of Migration
Where: Asian Resource Center
310 8th Street, Room 101,
Oakland, CA 94607
When: Wednesday, August 1st 3:30pm-6:00pm
Who: PAWIS, Filipino Advocates for Justice, Filipino Community Center, Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education (ASPIRE), CA-NV Philippine Solidarity Task Force UMC, Anak Bayan East Bay
Accessibility: Tagalog/English translation. Wheelchair accessible. BART access: walking distance from Lake Merritt or 12th St. City Center stations.
FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED!
If you have any additional questions and to RSVP, please contact Fiona at (510) 465-9876 x301 or email her at FCruz@filipinos4justice.org.