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Local attorneys, volunteers help people with immigration questions and paperwork

Posted at 5:54 PM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-08 01:20:16-04
Every week, local attorneys and volunteers help people with immigration questions and paperwork.
 
This Thursday was a little different because of this week's DACA announcement from the White House.
 
At the free clinic at Pueblo High School in Tucson, people can get help with applying to become a U.S. citizens, requesting or renewing work permits, and with DACA questions.
 
One of the attorneys at the clinic includes Margo Cowan. She says she has noticed an increase in people at the clinic since President Trump took office. 
 
The push now is to get DACA recipients to renew their permits.
 
"If their permits expire between September 5 and March 5 they have until October 5 to file, so we want to make sure that everybody gets the renewal in that's eligible to renew," said Cowan.
 
President Trump indicated he would revisit the issue if Congress can not come up with a solution in the next six months.
 
The clinic has assisted about 3,000 DACA recipients over the years.
 
If interested, the clinic is free to the public every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Pueblo High School.