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Family Preparedness: Protecting Children in the Event of Deportation

July 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am


Wednesday Web Talks – Register Here

Approximately 1 in 8 students in California schools has at least one parent who is undocumented, according to a new brief from the Education Trust-West. And, with recent immigration enforcement guidelines now authorizing the expedited deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants previously deemed as low priorities for removal, nearly one million children are now faced with the credible threat of their parents being taken away. Join us for this timely Web Talk to learn how you can support families to protect their children in the event of deportation and review steps parents can take to ensure the proper care and well-being of their children should they be removed from the United States. Additional topics will include the use of a Caregiver Affidavit and Probate Guardianship as options. Read more and register here.

Liz GonzalezPresenter: Liz Gonzalez, Bet Tzedek Kinship Care Staff Attorney

Presenter Bio: Ms. Gonzalez is a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Reed College in Portland, Oregon and Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California. She served as a Supervising Attorney with the Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) where she handled U Visas, VAWA matters, Asylum claims, naturalization, and other types of immigration matters. In addition, while at ICWC, she gained experience in Probate Court arguing Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) matters and representing unaccompanied minors in their removal proceedings in immigration court. Since joining Bet Tzedek in 2016, Ms. Gonzalez has represented children and caretakers in Probate Court in guardianship proceedings and continues to assist unaccompanied minors obtain SIJS relief. In addition, she provides Know Your Rights presentations on Family Preparedness all over Los Angeles County.


July 26, 2017
10:00 am
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