NEO offers immigration clinic on Saturday in Lake Station

2014-01-16T09:13:00Z 2014-01-16T22:22:19Z NEO offers immigration clinic on Saturday in Lake StationTimes Staff nwitimes.com
January 16, 2014 9:13 am  • 

LAKE STATION | Information about benefits available to immigrant youths will be presented by the Valparaiso University Law School Immigration Clinic.

The seminar will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 18  in the Lake Station Public Library, 2007 Central Ave.

The seminar is free and open to all Northwest Indiana residents.

The information session is part of an EL/Civics initiative offered through the ESL program of Neighbors’ Educational Opportunities Inc.

Geoffrey Heeren, assistant professor at the Valparaiso University Law School, encourages anyone with an interest in an overview of immigration law to attend. Law clinic students will describe ways that young immigrants can apply to live and work legally in the United States, including:

• The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which offers work permits to undocumented noncitizens who came to the United States at a young age and who have come to be colloquially known as "DREAMers."

• Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, which allows certain abused, abandoned and neglected immigrant children to obtain greencards.

For more information, call Neighbors’ Educational Opportunities at (219) 850-4448 and ask to speak with Rebecca or Paula.

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