United We Dream Announces Next Step In National Campaign
Washington, DC – After a hard fought grassroots campaign by undocumented youth to stop the deportation of DREAMers, President Obama announced that his administration would allow about 1.4 million DREAMers the opportunity to apply for “deferred action,” which would grant them a temporary work permit and relief from the fear of deportation. Just as undocumented youth led the campaign to stop DREAMer deportations, they are now leading efforts to make that dream a reality.
Local leaders affiliated with the United We Dream Network (UWD), the largest network of immigrant-youth led organizations in the country, are now implementing a massive campaign to educate their communities about the process, the guidelines and documents needed; as well as warn the community of potential notario and other types of fraudulent immigration advisors who may try to take advantage of young people pursuing deferred action. To date, local leaders affiliated with UWD have held over 120 community forums across the country, in addition to weekly webinars, reaching a total of over 80,000 people.
This Friday, UWD leaders will offer details about their campaign to date and announce their plans to take the campaign to the airwaves with four public service announcements, as well as announce the National DREAM Day at consulates across the country and application drives throughout the country.
WHAT: United We Dream Network Announces Next Steps in Public Engagement Campaign
WHEN: Friday, July 20, 2012 AT 1:00 pm eastern
WHO: Cristina Jiménez, Managing Director, United We DREAM Network
Juan Carlos Lara-Armienta, Head of Section, Regional and Latino Affairs, Mexican Embassy
Laura Lichter, President, American Immigration Lawyers Association
Iván Rosales, DREAMer featured in the new PSAs and founder of Students for Equal Access to Education in California
WHERE: 1-800-894-6910 PASSCODE: DREAM