Preparing for Legalization, Mexican Network Encourages Migrants in Educational Video

To help migrant families prepare to carry out DACA and DAPA immigration procedures, the Mexican Network of Migrant Leaders and Organizations (Red MX), has made available to the public, an informative video that provides the necessary data to carry out these procedures. migratory.

The video includes timely information on what the Deferred Action for Parental Responsibility (DAPA) and Deferred Action for Children Brought in as Childhood (DACA) programs are, who could qualify for these benefits, the requirements that interested persons must gather, as well as the documentation that is recommended to be prepared.

The executive director of Red Mx, Angela Sanbrano and Gloria Saucedo, from Hermandad Mexicana Transnacional, explain the importance that the greatest number of people make use of this temporary benefit announced by President Barack Obama on November 20, 2014.

The video, which circulates through YouTube, also includes Jessica Valenzuela, a young student at Claremont University who participates in the Dreamers movement, as well as Leisy Ábrego, a professor at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), who alerts people to avoid being victims of fraud by immigration consultants, notaries public and tax preparers.

This video is an educational and information tool that will be used by Red MX members in different states of the United States, as well as by all those migrant support organizations that wish to use it. The videos will be shown during the advisory workshops that the member organizations of the network are giving in their respective cities.

The informative video of around eleven minutes, is released a few weeks after the DACA (mid-February) and DAPA (around May 20) procedures begin.

In California, there are around one million people who could make use of this immigration benefit and it is estimated that of this amount, some 400,000 people would benefit in Los Angeles County.

The Mexican Network believes that an immigration reform that benefits all migrant workers still needs to be achieved, but recognizes that people who qualify for Obama’s administrative action should take advantage of it while continuing to press for a fair and comprehensive immigration reform for all. migrant workers in the United States.