Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is NOT the DREAM Act. It is a step toward the DREAM Act but we still need to fight to pass the DREAM Act so DREAMers have a path to citizenship.
|ALERTA AL CONSUMIDOR||CONSUMER ADVISORY|
|Acciõn Diferida para Ciertos Inmigrantes Jõvenes:||Deferred Action for Certain Young Immigrants:|
|¡No se deje Engañar!||Don't Get Scammed!|
|Hay más informaciõn disponible en: Accion Deferida||More information is available at: Deferred Action|
The next Informational Forum and Legal Clinic For Immigrant Youth will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Skagit Valley College Cafeteria.
Click here for more details.
Information in English and Spanish about the upcoming DACA legal clinic. Please share with friends and family members!
Also, in another email, I am sending information about a DACA loan program through the North Coast Credit Union. If you haven't applied yet because you lack the money, please consider taking out a loan with the North Coast Credit Union. There will be someone present on Sept. 21 to talk with you about it.
Información sobre la próxima clinica legal sobre DACA (para los DREAMers) - sábado, el 21 de septiembre. Favor de hablar con amigos y familia sobre este evento.
Haga clic aquí para más detalles.
En otra mensaje, voy a mandar información sobre los préstamos que ya tenemos por North Coast Credit Union. Si ya no ha entregado su solicitud por falta de dinero, ahora es el tiempo de hacerlo! Puede hablar con alguien acerca del préstamo el 21 de septiembre.
For the latest information on legal clinics please see our blog at http://skagitimmigrantrights.wordpress.com/ or check our Facebook page.
Some people came from as far away as Renton and Kirkland though our goal is to serve those in Skagit, Whatcom, Island, Snohomish and San Juan counties - those served by CCS Family Immigration Service (FIS) in Mount Vernon. FIS is the only BIA certified non-profit family immigration service in the five county area.
CCS Family Immigration Service, the American Immigration Lawyers Assoc., Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Community to Community, KSVR, and Whatcom Community College are partnering with the SIRC to organize and present these legal clinics.
Please read this opinion editorial by guest authors Rev. Josefina Beecher, with the Episcopal Church, retired and Rev. Paul Benz, a Snohomish County resident who is co-chair of the Washington State Faith Action Network and an active member of the Farmworker Coalition. Go to article
Update: After a four-hour meeting with owners of Sakuma Bros. Farms, striking workers reached an agreement Thursday morning and plan to return to work Friday.
Hundreds of largely indigenous farmworkers in the Skagit Valley of northwestern Washington went back on strike this week after negotiations with farmowners failed to reach agreement. The striking workers are protesting for better pay and respectful treatment by supervisors as well as against plans to bring in guest workers.
About 200 workers, mostly Triqui and Mixtec from southern Mexico, rallied Wednesday morning in a labor camp on the berry farm where they work. These workers say that the plans to hire some 160 guest workers will cut the hours of those who have been working there for the entire season and will lead to differential pay rates for the same work.
Their list of grievances also includes racist treatment of indigenous Mexicans by certain supervisors, lack of sick leave, and unfair firing of one particular farmworker.
These issues are not new.
In the mid-2000s, as part of my field research as an anthropologist and physician, I lived in a labor camp and picked berries on a large family farm in the Skagit Valley. Then, as now, there was a strike of indigenous Mexican farmworkers with a very similar list of demands. What should we learn from these two Washington State farmworker strikes almost a decade apart?
Read the rest at:
Seth M. Holmes, PhD, MD
Martin Sisters Assistant Professor
School of Public Health
Graduate Program in Medical Anthropology
University of California Berkeley
Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project - Community Advisory April 17, 2013
Click HERE to read the Advisory Regarding Proposals for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation.
Family Unity, Family Health: How Family-Focused Immigration Reform Will Mean Better Health for Children and Families
A new study released by Human Impact Partners finds strong evidence that the children of undocumented immigrants are harmed by current detention and deportation policies. This study provides critical support in the fight to pass comprehensive, compassionate immigration reform.
You can read a copy of it at www.familyunityfamilyhealth.org.
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