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Center for Immigrants’ Rights News

The Center for Immigrants’ Rights on behalf of the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center will present a workshop to help young immigrants learn about legal status. Participants can earn how young people without legal status can avoid deportation and potentially receive work authorization and learn the eligibility requirements, application process, and potential risks of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  
The Center for Immigrants' Rights at Penn State Law and the Centre County Women's Resource Center Civil Legal Representation Project are teaming up to host “Shining the Light on Violence Against Immigrant Women” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 at Schlow Centre Regional Library. The public is welcome to this event, which will be a dialogue on the impact of domestic violence and sexual assault in the immigrant community.
Children are among the most vulnerable parties in the legal system and often lack legal counsel, especially in an immigration context. On behalf of client Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and as part of their work at the Center for Immigrants' Rights, Penn State Law students (now attorneys) Nick Quesenberry ’11 and Tayler Summers ’12 helped create training materials on U and T Visas.
The impact of a federal government program that targeted non-citizens from mostly Muslim majority countries is documented in a new report The NSEERS Effect: A Decade of Racial Profiling, Fear, and Secrecy developed by the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights on behalf of the Rights Working Group.