New Tech senior organizes info night on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

e-Connections Post Sacramento New Technology

A Sacramento New Technology High School student has organized a community forum for teens and families interested in learning more about President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative.

On June 15, President Obama signed a memo calling for deferred action for certain undocumented young people who came to the U.S. as children and have pursued education or military service here.

DACA allows U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to accept requests for possible relief from removal proceedings. Individuals who have deferred action status can apply for employment authorization and are in the U.S. under color of law.

New Tech student Yessi Becerra, as her senior project, has organized a forum on DACA for SCUSD high school students and their parents. The event is in collaboration with the law firm Schoenleber and Waltermire, which specializes in deferred action cases.

The forum is at 7 p.m. on Thursday (January 31) at New Tech, 1400 Dickson St.