DACA/TPS Presentation and Law Clinic This Week at Wellesley

January 30, 2018
A group of students march outside of Green Hall on May 1, 2017 with signs supporting Immigrant rights

The Wellesley community seeks to provide a space for students, faculty, and staff to understand the current and evolving landscape of these policies and to answer questions.

Today at 4 pm, the College will host an information session to address recent changes to immigration law and policy, including DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and TPS (Temporary Protected Status), with the conversation led by expert immigration attorney Elizabeth Goss of The Law Office of Goss & Associates. This presentation will be held in the Library Lecture Room.

Some in our community may have questions that may be best addressed through private consultations with legal counsel. On Thursday, February 1, the College will host a “Know Your Rights” presentation from 4 pm to 4:30 pm in the Library Lecture Room for Wellesley community members to get the facts about their rights and have their questions answered by expert legal counsel from MetroWest Legal Services. The presentation and Q&A session will be followed by a free law clinic from 4:30-7:00 pm in Clapp Library, with three lawyers from MetroWest Legal Services offering confidential individual consultations to anyone with questions related to DACA, TPS or other immigration issues. Sign-up is a two-step process and may be done anonymously. Limited drop-in consultations will also be available.

Further information and resources on immigration policy continue to be posted on Wellesley's immigration policies web page. For more information, students may also contact Karen Pabon of Slater International Center, and faculty and staff may contact Carolyn Slaboden in Human Resources.

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.

Photo: A group of students, coordinated by Wellesley immigration rights group, Raíz, march outside of Green Hall on May 1, 2017. The demonstration was a part of the nationwide strike, “A Day Without Immigrants.”