Posted: Feb 16, 2013 6:47 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Kids were helping kids today at the Corpus Christi Literacy Council. Immigration attorneys taught teens about the "Deferred Action Program" so they could pass on the information to undocumented children on how to get a two-year temporary protected status.
Through this federal program, kids who came to the US before their 16th birthday can receive a temporary social security number, provisional driver license and work permit. There's a large packet involved in the filing process which can be confusing and complicated; that's why the literacy council and local immigrant attorneys organized today's free workshop.
Oscar Gomez with Rodriguez and Moretzsohn Immigration Attorneys said, "Living in fear of deportation that's very heavy for a 16 year old or 15-year-old or someone in high school so we can take that weight off their shoulders and that's how we can help out."
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