UHLC volunteers help staff immigration clinic

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FlyerAug. 12, 2014 – University of Houston Law Center faculty and students will be assisting other community legal service providers Saturday in helping undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children who may qualify for special legal status.

Clinical Associate Professor Geoffrey Hoffman, director of the Law Center’s Immigration Clinic,
Clinical Assistant Professor Janet Beck, and Susham Modi, adjunct Professor of Law and clinical supervising attorney, will be supervising as many as 30 UHLC student volunteers at the clinic. Co-sponsors are Own the Dream, Boat People SOS, and NALEO.

Lawyers and trained volunteers will answer questions about the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which allows prosecutorial discretion in proceeding against immigrants brought into the United States as children who are now here illegally.  The policy does not confer lawful immigration status, alter an individual’s existing immigration status, or provide a path to citizenship. Volunteers will assist in filling out application and renewal forms.

The DACA clinic will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Leonel J. Castillo Community Center, 2101 South St.  Registration ends at 11:00 a.m.

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