May 11, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The immigration system in the United States is often cumbersome, confusing, and slow. Legal representation for people trying their best to navigate the system correctly is vital to their ultimate success. Research from the Committee on Immigration Reform Implementation estimates that at least 1 million of the unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. could be eligible for status if they had legal representation. Legal status drastically improves the lives of recent immigrants by allowing access to social and medical services as well as the ability to apply for things like work permits.
The reality for most immigrants in our community who seek legal advice is that they must pay full price for legal representation, an expenditure that many individuals and families simply cannot afford. Even if they are able to pay legal fees, the situation is further complicated by the fact that too few reputable immigration lawyers practice in our region to meet demand. Immigrants need a safe, trusted, local source for legal consultation to guide them through these processes as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The Immigration system has massive economic and quality of life ripple effects in our local community. Previous PRC immigration workshops focused on detention-based services, but this workshop will broaden the conversation to immigrants in our community. Due to requests from the community, PRC began, and continues to expand, its work in immigration, often responding to immediate needs to fill gaps in the current system. Hear about PRC’s current work and ways that you can get involved.
Led by Kate Good, Executive Director, PRC
Kate Good has served as Executive Director at PRC since 2014. Kate is a trained immigration legal advocate. She is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University and George Mason University.
All sales are non-refundable.
Venue: Virtual Meeting Space