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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 10:19AM by Mireya Lupercio
CONTACT: Lucia Constantine, Intern
(p) 919.660.3672 (e) firstname.lastname@example.orgDurham, NC – Student Action with Farmworkers, in collaboration with NC
Farmworkers’ Project and Hatch Rockers Immigration, is coordinating a series of
legal assistance workshops around Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA
is an immigration policy set forth by President Obama that provides temporary
relief from deportation for eligible undocumented youth. The first workshop took
place this past Saturday at Episcopal Farmworker Ministry in Dunn, NC. Over
thirty people attended, driving from as far as Burlington and Snow Hill.
Subsequent workshops will take place in December in Benson and Clayton.
Earlier this year, SAF was awarded a grant by Hispanics in Philanthropy to build
its capacity to provide services to Latino farmworker families. Through this grant,
SAF and its partners will provide education and legal assistance to Latino
farmworker families who might qualify for DACA. Jack Rockers, an attorney with
Hatch Rockers Immigration, will work with up to 30 eligible individuals in
navigating the DACA process at no additional cost. Youth who meet the
requirements and are granted DACA status can then apply for work permits.
The next workshop is on Saturday December 5 at Benson Area Medical Center
from 9:30 – 11:30am. The last workshop will occur on December 19
that NC Works in Clayton, NC from 9:30 – 11:30am.
Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) brings students and farmworkers
together to learn about each other’s lives, share resources and skills, improve
conditions for farmworkers, and build diverse coalitions working for social
The NC Farmworkers’ Project empowers farmworkers to find solutions to their
problems collectively, promotes the political participation of workers and strives to
improve their living conditions