Congressman hosts immigration summit in Oak Cliff

Photo by Danny Fulgencio

The many immigrants in our neighborhood face uncertainty under President Trump.

Trump has promised to undo President Obama’s executive order that allowed certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children the chance to receive work permits and amnesty from deportation.

Among the approximately 665,000 people benefitting from that order, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, are a registered nurse and a community activist in Oak Cliff, who agreed to be interviewed by the Advocate in November.

Because of the very real fear that some in our community could be deported, U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey is hosting an immigration summit at the Kidd Springs Park recreation center this weekend.

The summit, from 10:30 a.m.-Noon Saturday will feature U.S. Rep. Linda Sánchez and Consul General of Mexico Francisco de la Torre. They’ll discuss immigrants’ rights under the deferred action as well as what the economic toll of repealing the action would be.


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