(San Francisco, CA, August 27, 2012)—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is pleased to co-sponsor a community forum on the newly announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on August 29, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the San Francisco Main Library’s Koret Auditorium.

On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama announced that his administration would no longer deport young undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children and would enable them to work legally by granting them two-year work permits.

DACA, which went into effect on August 15, 2012, guarantees that up to 1.4 million undocumented youth will be protected from the risks of deportation and permitted to work in the United States, where many of them have spent the majority of their lives.

A panel of attorneys and experts will provide information—ranging from who qualifies for the program to how to apply—at Wednesday’s forum. Speakers include Victoria Argumedo, Esq., Sara Izadpanah, Esq. (Surowitz & Argumedo) and Martha Melendrez (Dream Team LA/United We Dream.) This event is co-sponsored by the Chicana/Latina Foundation and United We Dream.

Interested parties should RSVP as soon as possible as space is limited. Translation services will be provided. Please indicate your language preference when you RSVP to RSVP@NCLRights.org .


What: Deferred Action Immigration Forum

When: August 29, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: San Francisco Main Library’s Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA 94102

RSVP: RSVP@NCLRights.org

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.
www.NCLRights.org .