Bell Gardens Workshop Offers ‘Deferred Action’ Help

By EGP News

EGP photo by Elizabeth Hsing-Huei Chou

Hundreds of young people from local communities and even as far as Bakersfield, many with their passports in hand, pored over application forms at a Bell Gardens workshop held last Friday to help them apply for work permits and temporary relief from being deported.

The free workshop for undocumented immigrants held at Ross Hall in Bell Gardens offered help on filling out the USCIS forms, one-on-one consultations with lawyers, and a mobile computer lab.

The event was the fourth of its kind hosted by the Southeast Leadership Network. One of the workshops was held last Saturday in Boyle Heights.

Another workshop will be held this Friday at Ross Hall in Bell Gardens (6662 Loveland Street, Bell Gardens, CA 90201) from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The event will also be streamed online at

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August 23, 2012  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.


3 Responses to “Bell Gardens Workshop Offers ‘Deferred Action’ Help”

  1. Carlos on August 23rd, 2012 8:03 pm

    I am glad that my mother found this organization by mere coincidence! We went in a hurry that same Friday. We were expecting more people to attend but compared to other organizations this organization has the heart in the right place, in the communities needs. Each and everyone of the volunteers are kind and take the time to answer your questions if not to get the answers themselves to then forward the answers to one, the person asking the question. The Bell Gardens Mayer presented the intro and the cause of the forums which is to help the youth advance in higher education! A lawyer[I forgot his name] was very clear, patient and concise in addressing how to fill out the I-821D forms, I-765 form and I-765WS step by step; as truthfully and correct as possible as we can answer. The lawyer along with the team are very considerate in taking the time to clearly and thoroughly help the youth fill out the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals forms because we the sequesters only have one chance to file and apply for this great opportunity! The more steady, discernible, focused and prepared one is the better. I advice that one take their time to gather all the information that is needed and what may not be needed as well; it does not hurt to be over prepared! Did I mention that this organization is not charging, it’s free and I advice you to take advantage of that. Good luck! I myself have yet to see the lawyers to prescreen my evidence, documents, and forms.

  2. fatima on August 24th, 2012 4:19 pm

    Im so happy that i was able to find this organization. without them i would be struggling for help or paying other ppl that are charging just to give info..thank you all. best worshop!!<3

  3. Alfredo Lozano on August 30th, 2012 1:19 pm

    This is great that communities are holding these kinds of workshops. The application process can be very confusing and applicants need to know whether they are eligible or not.

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