Congressman Cummings Joins CASA to Inspire Community on Immigration Actions

Posted March 13, 2015 /

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Máté Vladár

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Congressman Cummings Joins CASA to Inspire Community on Immigration Actions

 

What: Mass Orientation on Immigration Actions

Where: Owings Mills High school – 124 S Tollgate Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117

When: Saturday, March 14th | 11:00am

Who: Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, CASA, and hundreds of Maryland

residents.

 

(Owings Mills, MD) –Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, a fierce supporter of

immigrant communities, will join CASA as the organization hosts an orientation

this Saturday to encourage and prepare residents to apply for temporary relief

from deportation and continue growing the American family. President Obama’s

announcement on November 20, 2014 of expanded deferred action programs for

immigrants who have lived in the US for many years and have US citizen or

Legal Permanent Resident children was temporarily stayed in February. This

Saturday, advocates and activists will educate the public about the immigration

actions, and emphasize the importance of holding strong during this process.

 

“I am honored to join CASA to discuss the deferred action programs,” said

Congressman Cummings. “I am hopeful that the expanded programs will soon

be back on track, and I know that the Administration will be prepared to

implement them fully when they are. Immigrants are vital members of our

communities, and I will keep fighting in Congress for comprehensive immigration

reform so that they will no longer have to live in fear and uncertainty about their

futures.”

 

The orientation will explain in depth the qualifications and benefits of the deferred

action programs, and prepare the community to start bringing the documents

they need in order to apply once the deferred action programs proceed. The

orientation will also provide assistance to those who are eligible under the first

DACA.

 

“CASA together with hundreds of thousands of members and friends held rallies

and protests, talked to press and politicians, committed civil disobedience to stop

deportations, and grew our movement, neighbor by neighbor, coworker by

coworker. The President heard us and we won,” said Gustavo Torres, Executive

Director of CASA.  “Now it is our chance to ensure that every qualified person

gets into the system and gets legalized!”