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“Know Your Rights” Workshops and Consultations on Immigration Issues for Latino Community on April 14

April 03, 2012 – 

The 2010 Census revealed that New Jersey’s Latino population, which grew 32.9% over the preceding 10 years, is the largest minority population in the state. In the home city of Rutgers School of Law–Newark, 33.8% of the residents are Latino.

To address some of the very specific needs of that community and promote the legal empowerment of local residents, on Saturday, April 14, 2012 Rutgers School of Law–Newark will host Yo Tengo ¡Derechos!/I Have Rights!, a “know your rights” event for the Latino community.

Free workshops will be conducted in English and Spanish in the areas of Landlord/Tenant Relations, Domestic Violence, Immigration, Foreclosures, and Bankruptcy/Consumer Debt Protection.

In addition, attorneys will be available for a free consultation on immigration matters. Those seeking a consultation must schedule an appointment by calling 973-353-3080 between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm on April 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11 or 12.

The law school has also partnered with Citizenship Rutgers to provide free citizenship application assistance for qualifying legal permanent residents at the April 14 event. Experienced attorneys and immigration professionals will assist attendees with evaluating their citizenship applications. Qualified individuals must:

  • Reside in the United States as a permanent resident for five years (three years if living and married to the same U.S. citizen)
  • Live in the United States for half of the five years or three-year period
  • Be at least 18 years old

To participate in the citizenship drive, eligible participants must register by calling Citizenship Rutgers at 732-932-9384, ext. 330 or online at http://conta.cc/cr-newark.

¡Yo Tengo Derechos! is sponsored by the Eric R. Neisser Public Interest Program, Rutgers Community Law Clinic, National Lawyers Guild-Rutgers–Newark Chapter, Rutgers School of Law–Newark Alumni Association, Student Bar Association, Association of Latin American Law Students, Immigrant Rights Collective, Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey and Barbri.

What: Yo Tengo ¡Derechos!/I Have Rights!
When: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 10 am – 1 pm
10 am: Foreclosure (English and Spanish), Landlord/Tenant (Spanish), Domestic Violence (Spanish)
11 am: Landlord/Tenant (English), Immigration (Spanish), Domestic Violence (English)
12 pm: Bankruptcy (English and Spanish), Immigration (English)
10 am – 2 pm: Citizenship Drive
Where: Rutgers School of Law–Newark