The Latin American Association and the Center for Civil and Human Rights Present Panel on March 2 to Highlight Experiences of DACAmented Immigrants
 
WHAT:
The Latin American Association (LAA) and the Center for Civil and Human Rights, in efforts to raise awareness of the experiences of Georgia DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients and to ensure the preservation of this deportation deferral program for immigrants brought to the United States as children, present a panel that will highlight critical issues faced by undocumented immigrants
 
WHO:
Welcome by Derreck Kayongo, chief executive officer, Center for Civil and Human Rights
Anibal Torres, executive director, Latin American Association 
Panel featuring DACA recipients and immigration law and policy experts from the Latin American Association:
DACA recipient Marie Cruzado
DACA recipient Leonardo López
Jessie Daman, managing director, LAA Immigration Services Department
David Schaefer, director of advocacy, LAA
 
WHEN:
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
 
WHERE:
Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30313
Panel will take place at Special Events Room one level below museum entrance
 
WHY:
While the DACA program appears to remain in place, at least for now, immigrants across the state are fearful of the new president’s expanded deportation activities. Ironically, DACA recipients, who continue to receive deportation protection, reflect the hopes, dreams, talents and strong character of others in their family who could be deported at any time. Moreover, recent economic data reflect the value that DACA recipients and undocumented immigrants provide to Georgia’s economy. Expanded deportations will not only divide families, but could have devastating economic consequences
 
MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
 
Media contact: Aixa Pascual, apascual@thelaa.org404.234.4143