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When: 2/26/2015
Where: Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
One New York Plaza
New York, New York  10004
United States

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AALDEF seeks pro bono attorneys to represent eligible people who qualify under the expanded DACA and the new DAPA programs. Attorneys must attend an AALDEF training in order to take a case.

RSVP to Light dinner will be provided.

A significant number of Asian immigrants are among an estimated 300,000 additional undocumented individuals who may benefit from an expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, for which applications will be accepted starting on February 18, 2015. DACA offers temporary relief from the threat of deportation to young people and allows them to obtain employment authorization. Last November, the Obama administration announced the expansion of DACA and the creation of a new deferred action program known as DAPA for parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, which will begin in May 2015. For many, this will be the first opportunity to legally work and live in this country.

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is seeking pro bono counsel to represent eligible people who qualify under these deferred action programs. No priorlegal experience is required, butpro bono counsel will be required to attend a training prior to taking a case. These cases would help support the work of RAISE, a pan-Asian undocumented youth-led group affiliated with AALDEF.

Co-sponsored by:

  • Fried Frank Attorney of Color Affinity Group
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York
  • Muslim Bar Association of New York
  • South Asian Bar Association of New York
  • Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey