United We DREAM, the National Immigrant Youth Alliance and the NIPNLG prepared this very informative warning advisory about how your criminal history could relate to Obama's deferred action program. There are thousands of people who will benefit from this deferred action program. However, many people's criminal history for a wide range of offences, including those commited as a juvenile can make you not only ineligible for this program, but also detainable and deportable. Until the regulations and rules
regarding the program are released in 60 days or so, the creators of this document urge you to use this time to collect documents that
will help prepare your case.
Download PDF from link above.
Show DescriptionThis month’s War On Immigrants Report hosted by Donald Anthonyson of Families for Freedom and Adem Carroll will be focusing on the recent DHS announcement regarding deferred action for ‘Dreamers’and we will also looking at the Pew Research Center’s report “The Rise of Asian Americans” Our guests will include Yajaira Saavedra from Dream Scholars, Anayely Gomez from the New York State Leadership Council, Khin Mai Aung, of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and John Choe, the Director of One Flushing Community Economic Development Center.
Show DescriptionThis month’s show focuses mainly on the activation of DHS’s Secure Communities in New York State. We will also continue to look at detention conditions and efforts to not only bring awareness, but to ultimately shut these awful places down. The Secure Communities program was fully activated in New York State on May 15th 2012, almost a year after the New York State Working Group Against Deportation (NYSWGAD) campaigned heavily to stop activation in 2011 and actually did get Gov. Cuomo to reject it.
On the day before Father’s Day, Families for Freedom’s Youth Committee along with adult nembers and allies will hold our annual vigil to raise awareness about American kids whose families are ripped apart due to the federal government’s draconian deportation policies.