Wellesley Offers “Know Your Rights” Immigration Clinic and Q&A for College Community

January 19, 2018
Know Your Rights

Over the past few months, there have been many questions about the impact changing immigration policies will have on our community. Wellesley is committed to keeping our community members—regardless of immigration status—informed about the changing U.S. immigration policies, supporting those affected by the policies, and fostering an environment that welcomes all.

On Tuesday, January 30, at 4 pm, the College will hold an information session to address recent changes to DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program and TPS (Temporary Protected Status) with the conversation led by expert immigration Elizabeth Goss of The Law Office of Goss & Associates. More details will be shared soon.

On Thursday, February 1, 2018, the College will host a “Know Your Rights” presentation from 4 pm to 4:30 pm for Wellesley community members to get the facts about their rights and have their questions answered by expert legal counsel from MetroWest Legal Services. A presentation and Q&A session will be followed by a free law clinic from 4:30-7:00, with three lawyers from MetroWest Legal Services offering confidential individual consultations to anyone with questions related to DACA, TPS or other immigration issues.

Further details on these immigration events will be posted on Wellesley's immigration policies web page. In the meantime, please contact Carolyn Slaboden (faculty and staff) or Karen Pabon of Slater International Center (students) for more information.