ILAP and the Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition held a vigil in Portland on Friday, October 4th, to coincide with events taking place across the country to celebrate a National Day of Dignity and Respect and to call on Congress to pass common sense immigration reform.
ILAP is proud to be among the signatories of a letter calling for Department of Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano to fix problems that are mislabeling refugees and preventing them from coming to the U.S., before she leaves her post next month....read more here.
Sue Roche, ILAP's Interim Executive Director, was a guest on MPBN's Maine Calling on July 25 to discuss Immigrants and Immigration in Maine. Listen here.
Call you Senators to support the Immigration bill S. 744. Find out what the Senate Immigration bill S.744 means for Mainers here. And be sure to LIKE the Mainers for Immigration Reform Facebook page!
ILAP held a drop-in clinic on June 10th to assist individuals whose immigration documents were lost or destroyed in the recent Lewiston fires. Get details here.
The U.S. government announced that is is renewing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadoran nationals. The re-registration period runs until 7/29/2013. Get information in Spanish here.
USCIS is now accepting applications under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Anyone who thinks they might qualify for DACA can contact ILAP for eligibility screening and application assistance at 207-780-1593 or 800-497-8505. More information about the program and its requirements (in English and Spanish) is available here.
The Obama Administration announces deferred action policy for young undocumented immigrants. On June 15, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would stop deporting certain young people who were brought to the US as minors and meet other specific requirements. Details of the program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), are expected later this summer.