FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Free August Forums on Relief for Undocumented Youth planned in Immokalee and Naples by ACLU of Florida and Local Organizations
Contact: Grey Torrico, Collier County ACLU Chapter Board Member
Immokalee, FL-The ACLU of Florida, Collier County Chapter, along with the Farmworkers Association of Florida and supporting organizations like the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) will be holding two free workshops on deferred action in August. Depending on the demand, there may be more forthcoming.
The events will take place on Thursday, August 2nd at 6 PM in Naples at 302 Fillmore Street and on Saturday, August 4th at 4 PM in the RCMA Charter School Cafeteria at 123 4th Street.
Guest Speakers: Sister Maureen Kelleher from Legal Aid of Collier County will be guest speaker in Immokalee. Soli Mercado-Spencer fromwww.mercadospencerlaw.com will be guest speaker in Naples.
On June 15th, President Obama announced an administrative policy change that would allow certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet several key criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings. Those who demonstrate that they meet the criteria will be eligible on a case by case basis to receive deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and will be eligible to apply for work authorization.
Speakers are available upon request for interviews as well as impacted students who may likely benefit from this announcement.
For more information on the Farmworkers Association, visit www.floridafarmworkers.org
For more information on the Florida Immigrant Coalition, visit flimmigrant.wordpress.com
For more information on Legal Aid of Collier County, visit http://www.legalaid.org/collier/