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AFIRE Holds KYR Workshop to Address Concerns for DACA

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION (Chicago, IL) -- On Saturday, September 16, AFIRE Chicago facilitated an Immigration Know Your Rights Workshop to talk about current immigration policy, such as the the recent decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as well as the newly enacted TRUST Act. The workshop engaged attendees in a set of role playing scenarios intended to build confidence asserting their basic constitutional rights. Around 35 community members showed up to the workshop, the majority of them Filipino immigrants. Attorneys Lesley Arca, Ray Sagun, and Mark Calaguas (also an AFIRE board member), from the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicag

Call to Action! AFIRE Condemns President’s Cancellation of DACA

For Immediate Release September 5, 2017 Call to Action! AFIRE Condemns President’s Cancellation of DACA (Chicago, IL) - The Trump Administration today rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In 2012, immigrant communities organized and advocated for protections from deportation and eventually won the DACA program for select young people brought to the U.S. as children. Since then, nearly 800,000 people, including thousands of Filipinx immigrants have successfully applied to the program, received protection from deportation, and gained opportunities for employment and education. Today’s announcement endangers the safety of those people

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