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Deferred Action Workshops
Posted 3/7/13 - UPDATE: There are no new workshops planned because the interest in them has substantially gone down. Catholic Community Services is doing free consultations to help people with their DACA application (FREE) which includes checking the packets for you. Give them a call and set up an appointment. (745 E. 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84102 Phone: (801) 977-9119) If there are any further workshops planned we will post them as the information becomes public.
Posted 8/22/12 - The Deferred Action Workshop series is a project under Utah's chapter of AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) supported by the ACLU of Utah, the Consulate of Mexico, Catholic Community Services and the SLC Dream Team.
These workshops were created to help those who clearly qualify and are interested in applying for deferred action. In the workshop participants can fill out their own paperwork with the help of trained volunteers, under the supervision of volunteer attorneys who will be present. We will also be providing a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) and additional information to this page.
As noted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) this is not a process that provides a pathway to citizenship. It is important that those who apply are fully aware of the potential risks and benefits of applying.
We will be posting dates and locations of workshops that will be held across the state by our sponsors but also ask for volunteer hosts to put together workshops in their communities. If you know of a church, social or student groups who would be interested in hosting a workshop in their area please email Utah.DAW.firstname.lastname@example.org. These workshops can be conducted in both English and Spanish and will try our best to accommodate other languages.
Volunteers: If you or your group would like to volunteer at the workshops please email Utah.DAW.email@example.com for more information.
Read the press release: ACLU of Utah Helps Launch Free Deferred Action Workshops for Childhood Arrivals (8/6/12) >>
Information on deferred action can be found on the USCIS website >>
AILA Utah Chapter: Deferred Action Workshops Facebook page (Updated regularly) >>
Some recent articles:
SL Tribune: Immigrants seek to qualify for work permit, deportation reprieve (8/24/12) >>
Deseret News: The next step: Children brought to U.S. by undocumented immigrant parents can apply for 'deferred action' starting Aug. 15 (08/06/12) >>
OK Español Utah: Recomiendan cautela antes de aplicar por “Acción Diferida” (08/7/12) >>
Salt Lake Tribune: Thousands in Utah could be eligible for deportation deferment (8/14/12) >>