Friday, July 20, 2012 -
8:30am to 11:00am EDT
The New York Community Trust, 909 Third Avenue, 22nd Fl , NYC
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President Obama recently announced that undocumented students will soon be eligible to apply for deferred action. Although not a pathway to permanent residency, deferred action will allow qualifying young people to remain in the U.S. for two years to study and work, with the possibility of renewing for an additional two years. According to the New York City Planning Department, an estimated 60,000 young people will be eligible to apply. This promising development will help these young people – who until now have had few if any options – pursue their educations and careers. Learn how can funders help New York City’s young immigrants reap the benefits of deferred action.
- Implications for undocumented youth who apply, and identify
- Key components of a coordinated plan to ensure undocumented students can live, attend school, and work in the City.
A Philanthropy New York Members Briefing sponsored by Atlantic Philanthropies, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, The Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation and Unbound Philanthropy in collaboration with The Fund for New Citizens in The New York Community Trust, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and Interest on Lawyer Account Fund (IOLA).
- Melissa Garcia Velez, Leadership Development Coordinator, New York State Youth Leadership Council
- Cristina Jiménez, Managing Director, United We Dream (UWD)
- Thomas J. Shea, Esq., Director of Training and Technical Assistance, New York Immigration Coalition
- Two young people who may benefit from deferred action
All interested funders