THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015, 2-3 PM

For more information: email John “Lory” Ghertner

RSVP to attend by Wednesday, January 21: RSVP by Email

The Greater Rochester Coalition for Immigration Justice (GRCIJ) is seeking volunteers to help with informational/pre-screening workshops for immigrant families to determine their eligibility for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), President Obama’s recent Executive Action initiatives to protect immigrants from deportation.

The training will be led by Legal Aid Society Immigration Project attorney Wally Ruehle, Esq. and will last about one hour. It will cover what we know to date about the eligibility requirements, as well as give an overview of what volunteers will actually be doing at the workshops, including pre-screening and registering potential applicants. YOU DO NOT NEED TO KNOW SPANISH TO BE A VOLUNTEER–there are jobs for both Spanish and English speakers.

To date, the workshops for families to determine eligibility for DAPA where we will need volunteers to help will be held as follows:

  • Saturday February 14 from 10 AM to 2 PM – Blossom View Nursing Home 6884 Maple Avenue in Sodus;
  • Sunday, February 22 from 2 PM to 6 PM – Padre Pio Our Lady of Fatima Church, 65 South Main Street, Elba.

Informational flyers for the Sodus and Elba workshops will be available shortly.

Wally plans to do two additional workshops for families in March. They will be held at the Geneseo Migrant Center in Mt. Morris and at a site to be determined in Geneva. We will be seeking volunteer help for those as well when dates and details are available.

Please consider volunteering for this most important opportunity to work with undocumented farmworkers in the Rochester area to help them secure documents to remain safely in their communities and work legally!