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Law School to provide DACA application guidance

Caroline Japal

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President Donald Trump called to end the DACA immigration policy earlier this month, urging Congress to pass replacement legislation.  DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was passed during the Obama Administration and gave children who illegally arrived in the country as minors the opportunity to to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation, giving them the opportunity to live, work, and study in the country. 

The University of Alabama Law School will host a walk-in DACA renewal workshop in order to assist those affected by the recent call to end DACA benefits. 

WHAT:  Workshop participants will have the opportunity to receive guidance on how to fill out the paperwork needed to be granted a renewal of their benefits, said Josh Medina, the law clinics’ equal justice works AmeriCorps fellow.   

“No legal advice will be given, but we will offer guidance in reviewing instructions and checklists associated with the forms,” Medina said. 

WHO:  Students and community members who will be potentially affected. 

WHEN:  Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 7-9 p.m.

WHERE:  Tuscaloosa Public Library, located at 1801 Jack Warner Pkwy

WHY:  “The biggest danger is incorrect information, so we want to provide community members with the correct information,” Medina said. 

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