Information Session for Service Providers on the U.S Supreme Court decision on the Obama administration administrative relief programs DAPA and ExtendedDACA
WHAT: The Legal Aid Justice Center and a coalition of immigrant rights groups will host an information session for service providers on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that left in place a lower court injunction blocking the Obama administration's administrative relief programs Deferred Action for the Parents of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and Extended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Extended DACA). Both programs would have allowed millions of aspiring Americans to come out of the shadows and live and work in support of their families and communities. It is important to note that in making the decision, the Court did not rule on the constitutionality of the programs themselves but instead voted in a 4-4 tie that in effect left in place a lower court ruling blocking the programs.

Participants in the information session will be provided with more information on the Court's decision and its implications as well as how best to speak with members of immigrant communities confused about the current status of DAPA and Extended DACA. The Court's decision has resulted in huge uncertainty and insecurity for the immigrant communities in Virginia especially in this turbulent election cycle and the announcement of immigration raids by the Obama administration. Service Providers have direct links to the broader community and it will be important for them to have accurate information to better inform the public as well as protect immigrants from unscrupulous individuals seeking to profit from the confusion such as those engaged in notary fraud.

WHO: Community organizers, staff of civil and immigrant rights organizations, clergy, teachers, advocates and anyone who works with members of immigrant communities in Virginia

WHERE: 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003 (Annandale United Methodist Church)

WHEN: July 7th 2016 from 10 am—12 pm, Registration begins at 9:30am

WHY: The goal of this training is to educate those who work with members of the immigrant community who may be impacted by the court's decision and the administrative relief programs. Having trained organizations and advocates dispersed in the area provides the immigrant community with various points of contact for information on their rights and avenues for help.

Contact information: Edgar Aranda-Yanoc, 703-772-1555.

Organized by Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program, Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO), Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights (VACIR), Hogar Immigrant Services of the Catholic Charities - Diocese of Arlington and DREAMers Mothers in Action (DMIA), NAKASEC and DREAMers of Virginia

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