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Legal workshop in Yakima planned to aid those seeking citizenship

Legal workshop in Yakima planned to aid those seeking citizenship

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and partners will present a free workshop aimed at helping community members understand and access the Obama Administration's much anticipated DREAMer "Deferred Action" program application process.

This coming Saturday, Oct. 13, in Yakima workshop attendees will have the opportunity to consult with an attorney or accredited representative about their individual situation after seeing a short presentation.

Workshop attendees may also have their forms and supplemental documents reviewed before submitting their application materials.

The program, "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process" (DACA), removes the threat of deportation for as many as 48,000 youth in Washington state who came to the United States before the age of 16, have lived in the United States for five years before June 15 and meet certain other requirements.

Participants are encouraged to attend the workshop with as much of their documentation as possible and with application forms completed as much as possible. However, volunteers will be available to assist those who have not been able to prepare forms ahead of time.

The Yakima workshop will start at 11 a.m. at Davis High School. No pre-registration is required for the free event.

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