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Critical Legal Assistance on the Approaching End of DACA

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

On September 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over a period of two and a half years.

On Friday, September 15, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. ET, Practising Law Institute (PLI) will host a free online live One-Hour Briefing, The End of DACA: What You Need to Know Now, for anyone interested in providing pro bono legal assistance to individuals affected by the planned expiration of DACA. The On-Demand version of this program will be available on Monday, September 18, 2017.

During this One-Hour Briefing, expert faculty will address how the approaching expiration will impact individuals who currently have DACA status, those who have filed for DACA status as well as those considering filing a DACA application. Faculty will also provide an overview of what steps can be taken now, as well as guidance on how advocates and pro bono attorneys can get involved in supporting these individuals.

"PLI's mission as a nonprofit institution is to provide attorneys with the necessary training to represent individuals in need of legal representation. We are committed to ensuring that attorneys, advocates, pro bono volunteers and the legal community as a whole has the most current training opportunities in order to assist individuals concerned with the approaching expiration of DACA," said Anita C. Shapiro, President of PLI. "We remain committed to creating timely programming around late-breaking topics to ensure our community has the needed education and guidance to best serve their clients."

About PLI – www.pli.edu

Practising Law Institute is a nonprofit learning organization dedicated to keeping attorneys and other professionals at the forefront of knowledge and expertise. PLI is chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, and was founded in 1933 by Harold P. Seligson. PLI provides the highest quality, accredited continuing legal and professional education programs in a variety of formats. This content is delivered by more than 4,000 volunteer faculty, including prominent lawyers, judges, investment bankers, accountants, corporate counsel, and U.S. and international government regulators. PLI publishes a comprehensive library of Treatises, Course Handbooks and Answer Books, also available through the PLI PLUS online platform. The essence of PLI's mission is its commitment to the pro bono community, with over 78,000 program scholarships awarded last year.

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