|New DREAMer Webpage: We are excited to share a new page on our website housing the community education materials NWIRP has developed, as well as information from partners across the country and government agencies. Visit the webpage at nwirp.org/dream. On this page, you’ll be able to find our community advisory, as well as our community education videos, available in English and Spanish. The Spanish version of this page is expected to go live early next week.
Resource Guide for Education Requirement: In order to qualify for the deferred action program, undocumented youth need to establish that they are enrolled in school, have completed high school or have obtained a GED certificate. We have put together a guide that will be useful to individuals seeking to meet this aspect of the deferred action program.
Community Workshops: NWIRP anticipates a huge need for legal assistance and education once U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announces the process and guidelines to apply for this deferred action program. NWIRP is working with community partners around Washington State to respond to this need. We will post information about these workshops on our website and through our listserv. If you are interested in helping put together a workshop in your community or through your organization, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dedicated Staff: In order to address the urgent need for legal assistance created by the President’s announcement, NWIRP will soon be hiring two temporary attorney positions to provide services to low-income individuals who may benefit from this new policy. One of these positions will be working out of our Granger office and will provide assistance in Eastern Washington, while the other will be based in Seattle and will serve Western Washington.
As always, we are grateful for the steadfast community support that makes all of this work possible and will enable us to serve this client population. We invite you to forward this on to your networks, and we look forward to sending additional updates in the coming weeks.
Jorge L. Barón