IMMIGRATION RIGHTS AND DACA
Tuesday, November 14, 7 PM
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis
Speaker: Yema Measho, Corvallis Attorney
Specializing in Immigrant Rights
Since taking office, the current U.S. president has signed a series of Executive Orders limiting the rights of immigrants. Most recently, he has announced plans to do away with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the program created by the Obama administration that gives temporary protection to undocumented migrants who arrived in the U.S. as children.
· What rights do immigrants in our country currently have?
· What protection can we afford immigrants in our community, given our status as a sanctuary city?
· What is DACA and how does it work?
· What are some common misconceptions and misinformation about immigration rights and DACA?
What can we as individuals and organizations do to protect immigrants in our community?
Ms. Measho, who has extensive experience defending immigrants’ rights, will help us explore these important questions. We have also invited two OSU students who are “DREAMers” (i.e., people registered through DACA) to share their stories with us.
Please join us for this informative and timely program. We hope you’ll spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested.
Co-sponsored by the LWV of Corvallis and the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library