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MJC offers Dreamers and DACA panel discussion

MJC offers Dreamers and DACA panel discussion

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a Dreamers and DACA panel discussion on Thursday, February 15, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on MJC’s East Campus, 435 College Avenue. The event is part of the CEP Fall Film and Lecture Series. Campus parking is available for $2 in student parking lots.

Recent years have seen efforts at immigration reform, such as the DREAM Act (Development, Relief, & Education for Alien Minors) and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). However, the DREAM Act failed to pass in Congress, and DACA has been rescinded, though that rescission has been met with legal challenges in courts. So where are we now, and what support is available to today’s undocumented students?

This event’s panelists include Ariana Gonzalez, MJC counselor and UndocuAlly coordinator, and Solange Altman, attorney coordinator of immigration services at El Concilio. MEChA, Congregations Building Community, Catholic Charities and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center will also be on hand to share information about their organizations and services.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendance at CEP events is limited, so arriving a little early is encouraged.

For more information on MJC’s Civic Engagement Project or the Fall Film and Lecture Series, contact Jason Wohlstadter, professor of English, at<>.

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.