The immigration clinc was originally planned by Jennifer San Pedro (VISTA 1999-2000) to provide non-resident parents of Sanchez and other community members information about the educational rights of their children and their rights under the law (so they know that the INS cannot take them if they are in a school building, church, library, etc.).
"Ideally, you would want to have this clinic at the
beginning of the year. Unfortunately, it never came
through for me. I set up a meeting with Karen Crawford,
an immigration attorney at the Political Asylum Project of
Austin (PAPA). At the last minute, she had to cancel, but
she provided me with some information on the rights of
Immigrants. These papers and signs can be located under:
"If you are still interested in doing this, contact Nidia Salamanca at PAPA at 478-0546. Just ask her if someone would be available to come and speak to some immigrant parents about their rights (especially bringing their children to school and programs like WIC) I am sure she will be willing to help. If they are unable to do a presentation, then ask for information you can pass out."