AALDEF is applying for CLE credit for this program.
To register for this training, please email AALDEF at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Although
applications were to be accepted beginning on February 18, 2015, a Texas
federal court has temporarily halted the President's executive
immigration actions, including the expanded DACA program and a new
deferred action initiative, known as DAPA, for parents of U.S. citizens
and lawful permanent residents. The Justice Department has appealed this
ruling to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
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 DAPA program, which was expected to begin in May 2015. For many such individuals, this will be the first opportunity to legally work and live in this country.
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 prior legal experience with DACA is
required, but pro bono counsel will be required to attend a training
prior to taking a case. Any cases handled pursuant to this training
would also support the work of RAISE, a pan-Asian undocumented youth-led
group affiliated with AALDEF.
Cadwalader’s Asian Pacific American Attorney Resource Group
Cadwalader’s Black & Latino Association
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