Tuesday, June 9, 2015
OSF Grants $8 Million to Immigrant Advocacy Programs
Advocacy groups in the country feel that the administration will win at the court proceedings. “There is a sense of being undeterred, that we are going to continue planning,” Hincapie said, according to the Post, adding: “We need to make sure that the infrastructure is in place and ready to go.”
In and around Beltway, community groups are helping to train immigrants and volunteers -- a move that has garnered $8 million from a foundation led by billionaire George Soros. Several advocacy and community groups continue to train people to help immigrants determine whether they are eligible for the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), and help them find key documents and fill out applications.
“The reality is you can’t turn on a switch in people’s lives and all of the sudden 5 million people pour into the gates of DHS and move into the application process,’’ said Ken Zimmerman, director of Soros' U.S. programs for the Open Society Foundations....