July 24 – Seattle City Hall. Mayor Mike McGinn asked a room full of ethnic media and community members to inform DACA-eligible young folks about City and community efforts to assist them in the application process. Specifically, he pointed out two City efforts:
1. DOCUMENTATION: Seattle City Light will accept the addition of a DACA-eligible person’s name on their household’s utility account; this will enable them to use this as one document of proof that they have been here over the course of the utility account.
2. ANTI-FRAUD INFORMATION: To prevent fraudulent claims by people preying upon DACA-eligible youth and their families, the Seattle Channel has produced public service announcement warnings.
Community groups providing FREE legal services (Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, NWIRP) and access to funding to pay the $465 application fees (21 PROGRESS) were also highlighted by the Mayor.
Below is the video stream from the event:[iframe src=”http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=1061386&file=1″ width=”480″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”]