HUNTINGTON PARK - Young people interested in President Obama's deferred action program can receive more information at a forum and workshop this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Linda Esperanza Marquez Senior High School in Huntington Park.Immigration professionals will be on-hand to speak with visitors on a one-on-one basis. Visitors can learn about the qualification process and how to obtain the necessary documents, while asking questions specific to their own needs. Residents interested in applying for the program should bring the following items: *Documents to establish your identity and age (must be at least 15 years old and no older than 31 at the time of the program announcement on June 15, 2012) such as a birth certificate (translated or notorized), government issued passport and any prior immigration documents; *Documents to prove you came to the U.S. under the age of 16; *Documents to prove you have continuously resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2007; *Documents to prove you graduated from high school obtained a GED or are currently attending school; *Two recent passport photos; *A check or money order for $465; and as many of the following documents as possible from the past five years: school transcripts, immunization or medical records, cell phone bills, bank statements, lease agreements, employment records or pay stubs, utility bills and letters of recommendations from teachers. Residents convicted of a felony offense, a "significant" misdemeanor or multiple misdemeanors should consult an attorney before applying for the deferred action program. The workshop is sponsored by congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Downey) and Linda Sanchez (D-Lakewood) and the Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles. RSVP by calling (213) 222-8925 or go online to hpdaca.eventbrite.com.
********** Published: October 18, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 27