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EPCC Student Government Association Hosting ‘Know Your Rights’ Forum

The Student Government Association (SGA) of El Paso Community College (EPCC) will host a “Know Your Rights” educational forum for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and Senate Bill 4 (SB4).

“SGA believes everyone deserves access to education regardless of their immigration status,” Andrea Porras Portillo, EPCC SGA President said.

Everyone, regardless of their background, are invited to learn about key issues regarding immigration. The event is free, open to the public and set for November 3, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the EPCC Valle Verde Campus Cafeteria Annex at 919 Hunter Drive.

EPCC SGA partnered with Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, the Border Network for Human Rights and Soñando Juntos to facilitate the forum and educate the college community.

EPCC Government Professor, Dr. Amber Archuleta-Lucero will speak at the event individuals can learn about the details of SB4 and what the repeal of DACA would look like. Individuals without an immigrant background are encouraged to attend to learn how to become an ally.

SB4 was a law passed in the 85th session of the Texas legislature. The law was signed by Governor Greg Abbott, but did not come into effect on September 1st as expected due to a temporary block by a federal judge.

The Trump Administration has threatened to repeal the DACA program, which can affect the livelihood of DACA recipients within the college.

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