Polis hosts Breckenridge info session for undocumented immigrants
IF YOU GO
What: A free information session about applying for deferred action status that exempts some from deporation under new immigration laws
When: Thursday, April 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Colorado Mountain College campus in Breckenridge, at 107 Denison Placer Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424
More info: Contact Jorge Loweree at Jorge.Loweree@mail.house.gov.
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis’ office will host an information session in Breckenridge for undocumented immigrants who may qualify for work permits and exemptions from deportation under newly expanded federal law.
The event will be at the Colorado Mountain College campus in Breckenridge on Thursday, April 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and it aims to help residents navigate the application process through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program or the new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program.
“DACA’s expansion and the new DAPA program is welcome news for the tens of thousands of aspiring Americans who want nothing more than to contribute meaningfully to our communities without living in the constant fear that they’ll be deported over something as simple as a broken taillight,” Polis said.
In Colorado, nearly 100,000 unauthorized immigrants would be eligible for the expanded DACA program or the new DAPA program, according to the Migration Policy Institute.
“These sessions will help those individuals better understand the applications process and the programs themselves, while connecting them to resources in their communities that can aid in the process,” Polis said.
Polis’ office, one of few Congressional offices in the country with an immigration lawyer on staff, has already held more than 10 info sessions in cities and towns in his district since February.
The Breckenridge session will be the first in the mountains, and the office has one more planned for June 6 in Westminister.
Those interested in attending the Breckenridge session or another in the future should contact Jorge Loweree at Jorge.Loweree@mail.house.gov.
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