An estimated 100,000 undocumented Asian immigrants are eligible for "Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals" (DACA). A new Department of Homeland Security directive, DACA gives eligible undocumented youth a two-year pause from the threat of deportation and an opportunity to secure a work permit. For many, this will be the first opportunity to legally work and live in this country. On June 15th, 2012, President Obama announced that his administration will cease deporting undocumented immigrant youth who grew up in the United States and who meet a number of requirements (referred to as DREAMers). The government will also offer them a chance to apply for work permits.
To assist these DREAMers, KALAGNY has partnered with the MinKwon Center for Community Action to offer a series of day-long pro bono clinics. ( We expect to hold clinics every Saturday for the next 4 weeks. )Details: Administrative Relief Open Clinic for DREAMersDate: Saturday, 09/15/2012; 09/22/2012; 09/29/2012 from 11 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location: Korean Community Services (KCS) office, 35-56 159th Street, Flushing, NY 11358 (Cross streets: 159th St. between Northern Blvd and 35th Ave.; located a couple blocks away from the LIRR's Broadway stop) (map).
For attorneys who have not yet attended a training, CLEs will be available in midtown:
Details: CLE Training Upcoming dates: 09/18, 09/25 from 7pm-8pm Location: Proskauer Rose LLP, 11 Times Square, Room 1800A, New York, NY 10036
Those interested in volunteering at either our Saturday clinics or during the week, can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org their preferred training date, clinic shifts (dates/times), and any language capacity in Korean or Mandarin.This Open Clinic provides a great opportunity for volunteer attorneys and law students to give back to the Asian American community by providing basic legal consultation and assistance in filing deferred action and employment authorization for DREAMers.
Volunteer attorneys and law students will provide one time consultation and no follow up is necessary. MinKwon Center will be responsible for follow up consultation and further assistance. The MinKwon Center will take appointments for consultations, but the event will also be open for walk-in clients. (For future clinics, we will be providing training to volunteers.)