Midland College Hosts "Dreamers" Workshop 10/06/12
CBS 7 News Reporter
October 6, 2012
Midland, TX - The Midland College COGDELL learning center hosted their second "dreamers" workshop this morning.
People that attended received information about recent changes in immigration guidelines for undocumented individuals interested in college.
Immigration attorney Daniel Caudillo from El Paso spoke about new immigration laws and what it means for students.
Organizers say going to college is more attainable than you might think.
The new Deferred Action Program allows certain illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. legally. Deferred action is only a 2 year, work visa program and does not grant citizenship.
Applicants for the program must have a high school diploma, GED or honorably discharged for the military. But that doesn't mean having a high proficiency in the English language.
Community leaders recommend contacting an immigration lawyer or non-profit for for help in translation or filing out paper work.