May 20, 2015
On May 19, immigrant advocate launched Ready California, a multi-ethnic coalition to reach out to potentially eligible immigrants and lay the foundation for the DAPA and expanded DACA program that had been scheduled to take effect that day, if not for court action that put the program on hold.
“We don’t want people to be taken in by fraud,” said Alvaro Huerta, staff attorney of National Immigration Law Center. “We want them to get ready and get documents in order and we don’t want them to have to pay for help.”
There are about 400,000 undocumented Asians in California, yet many of those eligible for existing DACA protection have not applied. We must help find community leaders who can spread the word,” said Aman Thind, immigration project director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-L.A.
Organizations mentioned/involved: National Immigration Law Center (NILC), Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)