An AFSC Iowa volunteer and Dreamer, Hector Salamanca talks about his organizing work at the recent Latino Festival in Des Moines, the goal of in-state tuition for immigrant youth, and his chance encounter with U.S. Senator Tom Harkin.
A high school football player who aspires to a career in engineering was among the 80 undocumented youth seeking assistance with their Deferred Action applications at a recent legal clinic. They shared their stories.
Hector is a Dreamer and a volunteer with AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program. Here he describes what Deferred Action means for him and why volunteering is so important for developing leadership in the Latino community.
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On June 15, President Obama announced that the Dept. of Homeland Security will halt deportations and permit employment authorization for certain eligible youth. You may qualify for deferred action if you:
Sandra Sanchez, AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director, speaks at a rally following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision regarding SB 1070, Arizona's anti-immigrant law. For a set of photos from the rally, click here.
Friday, July 13, 2012 - 3:00pm
Understanding what Deferred Action means for the “Dreamers”
Public forum presented by Sandra Sánchez
Friday, July 13 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Friends Meeting House, 4211 Grand Ave., right at the corner with 42nd St., (parking entrance on 42nd St.). Event sponsored by the AFSC Immigrants Voice Program.
Hector, standing, is a volunteer with AFSC's Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines and a "Dreamer." He's shown here with Ramona Gomez, who works part-time for the program.
Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 11:00am
GO AHEAD – DREAM!!!
Music! Refreshments! Information Booth! Speakers!
Fire Up to Push for Justice For All Immigrants!
Sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, Latinos Unidos, Allies for Immigration Reform, Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON), Sisters Council Leadership Team, the DM Area Sisters of Humility and more!!!
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