Lofgren and Gutiérrez to host event preparing San Jose families for President’s executive actions on immigration

March 16, 2015
Press Release

SAN JOSE, CAU.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) today announced a community forum and press conference on March 20th to update immigrants and the San Jose community about President Obama's executive actions on immigration, and to prepare families to apply for relief from deportation pending the availability of applications this year.

Lofgren, the top Democrat on the House Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, will be joined by outspoken immigrant advocate Rep. Luiz V. Gutiérrez (D-Chicago) and Santa Clara County leaders.

Confident that the President's actions are within well-established existing constitutional and statutory authority, Lofgren and Gutiérrez intend this event to counter confusion with reliable information for immigrant communities and South Bay Area residents.

WHAT:

Press Conference
Immigration: Now and Next Steps
An update on Immigration Executive Action (DACA/DAPA)
Eligibility workshops with trained leaders and advice on how to prepare for the application period.

WHO:

Rep. Zoe Lofgren
Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo
California Assemblymember Nora Campos
Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese
Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez                                               
District Attorney Jeff Rosen
Local officials in support of immigration action

WHEN:

4:00 p.m.
Friday, March 20th 2015                  

WHERE:

School of Arts and Culture
Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Ave
San Jose, CA

Members of the news media RSVP to Peter Whippy here.

BACKGROUND:

In November last year, President Obama announced a series of executive actions on immigration to help secure the border,  prioritize deporting felons instead of families, and bring our broken immigration system into alignment with our national interests and values.

A component of these actions are the  Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program, which provides temporary deportation relief for certain parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, and expansions to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides similar relief for DREAMers.

Advisors will work with potential applicants to determine eligibility and help prepare necessary documentation to apply for relief from deportation.

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