(EL PASO, Texas) — There has been much confusion since President Barack Obama made an announcement Friday the Department of Homeland Security would be implementing a new deferred action policy and work permit application process for some young immigrants.
In response to the misinformation being spread about Secretary Janet Napolitano’s order and the possibility that unscrupulous notarios and other scammers could prey on young undocumented immigrants, BNHR partnering with local immigration attorneys to hold a series of 5 community forums on the new policy.
Two forums will be held in Southern New Mexico and three in West Texas.
“The intent of the forums is to spread the right information about who can apply and how,” said Gabriela Castaneda, BNHR membership coordinator. “We want to protect our young people from bad information and make sure they can apply if they want to.”
The events are open to any DREAMers in the Southern New Mexico and West Texas region. Young undocumented immigrants are encouraged to attend with their families. For more information, DREAMers can call the BNHR El Paso office at 915-577-0724 or the Anthony Human Rights Community Center at 575-882-1177.
Socorro, Texas Forum:
When: Tuesday, June 26 at 7 p.m.
Where: Iglesia De San Pedro y San Pablo at 673 Old Hueco Tanks Rd., Socorro, Texas
Montana Vista, Texas Forum:
When: Wednesday, June 27 at 7 p.m.
Where: East El Paso Human Rights Community Center at 3671 Fawn Dr, El Paso Texas
Anthony, New Mexico Forum:
When: Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m.
Where: Anthony Human Rights Community Center at 209 Lopez St, Anthony, New Mexico
Las Cruces, New Mexico Forum:
When: Friday, June 29 at 6 p.m.
Where: La Iglesia Del Pueblo at 200 Boutz, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Central El Paso Forum:
When: Saturday, June 30 at 10 a.m.
Where: Border Network El Paso office at 2115 Piedras, El Paso, Texas