LUCHA Arizona celebrated the ten year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by hosting a “DACAversary” celebration on Saturday, June 20th. It was a very well attended event featuring ballet folklorico dancers, face painting, and delicious food. The Ybarra Maldonado Law Group was honored to be present providing free consultations for the community members in attendance. The event was covered by the Arizona Republic, see the article “We Are Here to Stay: Phoenix Community Celebrates DACA Milestone But Pledges a Continued Fight“.
The article states:
- Along the back wall of the cafeteria, tables were set up with a variety of immigration resources. Beneath a red tent reading “Sus Abogados de Confianza,” the Ybarra Maldonado Law Group offered free immigration legal consultations with attorneys.
- By the end of the event, attorney Ray Ybarra estimated about 20 people had stopped by for free consultations on topics including consular processing, DACA renewals, status adjustment and asylum.But Ybarra said the general consensus is that there aren’t enough options. “They want something more. They want a permanent solution.”
Ybara Maldonado Law Group is proud to stand alongside our community in the courtrooms and in the community. Earlier in the week, attorney Ray Ybarra Maldonado received a recognition from the Arizona Dream Act Coalition for his “outstanding dedication and commitment to help our immigrant communities throughout these years.” Since DACA’s inception in 2012, the Ybarra Maldonado Law Group has given numerous presentations to school, church, and community groups on DACA and Know Your Rights Presentations. YMLG has also partcipated in community events filling out DACA applications and assisting those seeking the protected status in gathering the required documentation.
“Being given a recognition and being asked again to go into our community to serve are tremendous signs of confidence from these amazing community groups. We are proud that these great organizations who do so much for our community continue to see our law firm as a trusted option for those in need of legal assistance,” said Ybarra Maldonado.