DREAM Relief Town Halls

OneAmerica is hosting a series of public Town Halls in at least ten cities around the state to inform youth and their families about the recent Obama administration announcement regarding deferred action and help them prepare for the process.

On June 15, 2012, the administration said it would grant some undocumented youth - DREAMers - temporary relief from deportation, benefiting an estimated 800,000 young people across the country and tens of thousands here in Washington. DHS is expected to announce details about the process soon, perhaps as early as August 1.

The Town Halls will provide information about who is eligible, the risks and benefits of applying, what kinds of documents DREAMers should start collecting, and opportunities for them to sign up for free legal help. In addition, the events will celebrate the momentum being built by courageous DREAMers and advocates who have been supporting them, plus encourage everyone to get engaged in the 2012 elections and push for passage of the DREAM Act.

OneAmerica Town Halls for DREAMers

Redmond
Redmond Public Library, 15990 NE 85th St. 98052
, 6pm, August 2

Mt. Vernon
St. Charles Church, 935 Peterson Road, Burlington, 98233, 6pm, August 6

Federal Way
Federal Way Regional Library, 34200 1st Way S 98003 
6:30pm, August 8

Ellensburg
St. Andrews Catholic Parish, 401 S Willow St. 98926, 
6pm, August 11

Bellingham 
Bellingham Public Library (Lecture Room), 210 Central Ave. 98227, 
6:15pm, August 15

Kennewick
St. Joseph’s Church, 520 S Garfield St. 99336
, 6pm, August 15

Vancouver
Vancouver Community Library (Columbia Room), 901 C St. 98660
, 7pm, August 15

Yakima
Holy Redeemer Church, 1707 S 3rd Ave., 
5pm, August 15

Sumner
Algona Pacific Library, 255 Ellingson Rd., Pacific, WA 98047, 6:30pm, August 20

Edmonds
Edmonds School District Office, 20420 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98036, 6:30pm, August 23

Walla Walla
St. Patrick's Parish, Blanchet Hall, 425 W Alder St, Walla Walla, WA 99632, 1pm, August 26

Bellevue
St. Louise Church, 141 - 156th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98007, 2:30pm, August 26

Lakewood
Steilacoom Library, 2950 Steilacoom Blvd, Steilacoom, WA 98388, 6:00pm, August 27

Burien
Goodwill Job Training and Education Center, 1031 SW 128th St, Burien, WA 98146, 6:30pm September 12

Olympia
TBA

Bonney Lake
TBA

Kent
TBA

Bothell
TBA

Town Halls in other locations are currently being scheduled.

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA-WA) are providing workshops around the state where individuals will receive information followed by an opportunity to consult with an attorney or qualified legal representative about their situation. NWIRP is also holding smaller legal clinics, by appointment only, in Seattle starting on August 22. For complete details on how to enroll for free legal help, see www.nwirp.org/dream or call 1-855-31-DREAM.

 

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