Know Your Rights Workshop for Immigrant Students
November 30, 2016
Integrative Learning Center
UMass Amherst Campus
As you may know, President-elect Trump posted a set of promises to his website in October about what he would do his first day through executive order.
— eliminating DACA status for “dreamers” — immigrants who entered as children
— ending migration of Muslims and canceling visas
— deporting 2 million “criminal aliens” — people with good visas or green cards who’ve been convicted of any crime, no matter how minor or how long ago.
This meeting is to help explain what rights immigrant students have and what steps can be taken to help protect immigrants during a Trump administration.
This workshop is free and open to the public-students and their friends, family members and allies from all local universities, colleges, community colleges and high schools are welcome. We hope to provide Spanish translation. Young people of all ages are welcome. There will be coloring books and crayons for young children. Free parking vouchers will be provided at the event.
Megan Kludt specializes in complex immigration cases in the areas of business, academia, scientific research, and the arts. Kludt is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and in August 2014 and April 2015, she was selected by AILA to provide emergency legal aid to children at the U.S./Mexico border, and in 2016, was honored as one of AILA New England's Pro Bono Champions. Kludt holds a B.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University, a master of international relations from Boston University, and a JD with an international concentration from Boston University School of Law. Kludt is fluent in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.
Co-sponsored by Department of History Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series, Mount Holyoke College College Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American studies department; Smith College department of history.
The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.