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LALSA Students Plan Street Law Event


September 13, 2012



Touro Law Center’s Latino/a American Law Student Association is holding Street Law presentations for the local community on President Obama’s new Deferred Action on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm at St. Anne’s Church in Brentwood, NY.

On June 15, 2012 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new policy that will offer relief from deportation to young immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and who meet other specific requirements. Immigrants who qualify will also be eligible to apply for work permits. The policy has the potential to lift the fear of deportation for an estimated 800,000 young people.

“This program is an example of Touro Law students taking initiative to put their legal training to use for the benefit of the local community and I couldn’t be more proud,” said Dean Patricia Salkin. “This kind of community program will positively influence hundreds of people and certainly have a lasting impact for the LALSA students who are involved.”

Erick Marroquin, LALSA’s Street Law Coordinator, organized the event and together with several LALSA members, including Tesla Carrasquillo, Natalie Gonzalez, Brian Gustman, Josh Guzman, Raul Perez, Jesenia Ponce, Adam Tavares and Tiffany Villalobos. The students will give a PowerPoint presentation explaining the criteria and process of this new order. The presentation will be in Spanish and presented to local young adults and their parents. Father Gonzalo, a priest at St. Anne’s, has received overwhelming support for this event from community members and has invited neighboring parishes to attend the presentation. Touro Law Center alum Roberto Gonzalo, Esq., will also attend the event to answer any questions that may arise.

“We are very proud of this Street Law Program and hope to expand it to other communities in the near future,” said Erick. “The Program is a great opportunity for Touro Law students to practice their public speaking and using Spanish in legal context while offering an important service to the community.”

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About the Touro College and University System
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris, and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles and Touro University Worldwide as separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/media/.



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Patti Desrochers
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pattid@tourolaw.edu
(631) 761-7062