Attorneys Brian Thomas Stansbury and Alejandra Apecechea, from the internationally recognized King & Spalding law firm, have committed to visiting Whitewater to educate the public about the Federal program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the current status of DACA.
This event is open to the general public, and hosted by two University of Wisconsin – Whitewater (UW-W) student organizations: DREAM Scholars & Colleagues and the campus Voto Latino chapter. Voter registration education and assistance from The League of Women Voters Whitewater Area will be available before, during, and after the event.
The event will take place on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 5:15 P.M. to 6:15 P.M, which includes 15 minutes for Q&A, in the Timmerman Auditorium of UW-W’s Hyland Hall. Attendees must park in LOT 7 of campus for event sponsored parking. Campus map: https://www.uww.edu/campus-info/map-and-directions/campus
If you are a current or recent DACA recipient, attend this session to learn about how to apply for potential DACA filing fee assistance.
If you have a question or questions for the attorneys and wish to stay anonymous, please fill the following form and we will assign volunteers to inquire on your behalf; questions will be consolidated and not all questions may be asked due to time: http://uwwhitewater.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Gy5M0HJLhcu3c1
More about Voto Latino:
Similar to the League of Women Voters, Voto Latino is a nonpartisan national organization that focuses on voter registration education and civic engagement. Voto Latino has been working to increase voting among Latino youth since 2001. Website: https://votolatino.org/
More about the campus student organization DREAM Scholars & Colleagues:
This student group was founded in the Fall of 2012 due to the removal of in-state tuition rates for DREAM* students in the State of Wisconsin during that time. DREAM students refers to children who were brought to the United States as minors, and have grown up their entire lives in the US culture – to the point of full assimilation in many cases. Many of these individuals grow up in our local school districts and are part of our closely knit neighborhoods. The organization focuses on the education of DREAMers to the public, and fundraising for private scholarships awarded to our local DREAMers. If you wish to make a donation, please connect with the organization. Contact Site: https://www.facebook.com/uwwdsc/
*The DREAM abbreviation comes from a proposed legislation in 2001 by US Senators Durbin and Hatch: Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act. The original Act never passed, but the Act has been proposed several times in Congress by both the House and Senate in various forms and times.