Thursday, February 26, 2015 -
2:15pm to 5:00pm EST
The New York Community Trust, 909 Third Avenue, NYC
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On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced plans to expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allows undocumented immigrants who arrived as children remain in the U.S. free from fear of deportation and with permission to work. He also announced the creation of a new program, Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA), which will provide similar relief for parents of citizen and legal permanent resident children. For those who are eligible, these programs will open new opportunities for education, employment and health care. City government, community groups and legal service providers will need to help the City’s estimated 150,000 eligible immigrant residents understand and apply for deferred action.
Join us for a candid discussion among funders, City government and nonprofits about the implications for expanded DACA and DAPA in New York City.
- Program guidelines and demographics of eligible City residents
- Practical effect of these programs on eligible residents’ lives, including newly available education, employment and health care options
- Challenges of informing undocumented immigrants of the benefits (and risks) of applying
- Kinds of assistance immigrants need to benefit from these new opportunities
- Current plans to provide this assistance
- Eric Weingartner, Managing Director, Robin Hood Foundation
- Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
- Jojo Annobil, Attorney-in-Charge, Immigration Law Unit, Legal Aid Society
- Steven Choi, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition
- Shawn V. Morehead (Moderator), Senior Program Officer for Education & Human Justice, The New York Community Trust
- Javier Valdés, Co-Executive Director, Make the Road New York
All interested funders.
3:15 - 3:30 PM Check-in
3:30 - 5:00 PM Program
Registration is required by February 25.
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