2015 Coming Out of the Shadows
Join the Asian American and Arab American Collaboration on Deferred Action (A4CDA) at the 2015 Coming Out of the Shadows on Saturday, March 14, hosted by Organized Communities Against Deportations! At this event, members of the undocumented community will be sharing stories and testimonies of resistance. A4CDA will be there to listen and rally in support! Every year since 2010, members of the undocumented community have publically come out as undocumented, unapologetic, and unafraid.
We will be meeting before the event to create posters, set intentions for our attendance, and provide updates to the latest executive action on immigration. Light refreshments, posters, and markers will be provided! BRING CREATIVITY AND SOLIDARITY!
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2015
WHERE: Chinese American Service League (CASL)
2141 S Tan Ct, Chicago, IL 60616
TIME: Meet at 10:30am, we will head out to Federal Plaza around 11:45am!
If you can't join us that morning, we still want to see you at Federal Plaza!
Contact Kai Kai Mascarenas (773.480.4823) or Jenny Chiang ( ) for questions/information!
On February 16, a federal district court judge issued a decision in the lawsuit brought by Texas and 25 other states challenging President Obama’s executive action announced last November. Judge Andrew Hanen’s decision grants a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks the implementation of the expansion of DACA and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA), where applications were supposed to open mid-May 2015. These initiatives are intended to offer temporary deportation relief to many undocumented individuals who came to the U.S. either as children or who are undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and green card holders.
“I believe that this injunction was meant to add to the culture of fear that prevents our community members from applying to these deferred action programs,” states Carla Navoa, a DACA recipient. “However, this is a minor setback. I know the immigrant community is strong. We will push back and win.”
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently released DACA FAQs and “How Do I” information in several new languages including Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.Other multilingual resources from USCIS’s Public Engagement Division are available online.