Community members are being sought to build a team to be trained to participate in reaching out to legal permanent residents (LPR) and deferred action youth (DACA). The goal is to help them begin a path to citizenship.
Quad Cities Interfaith is partnering with United Food & Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 431, UFCW International and the Center for Worker Justice in Training to provide this training.
Volunteers will receive two and half days of training July 10-12 to be able to help immigrants decide if they are qualified for the LPR to citizenship or the deferred action for children programs and provide them with information about the documentation they must present for participation in either.
Training will be July 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. All training is at the UFCW Hall, 2411 W Central Park Ave., Davenport.
Training is free and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Translators for Spanish and other languages if needed will be provided. Interested people do not have to be bilingual.
After successful completion of training, this local team will work together to present workshops to meat packing employees, members of local congregations, and others in the community to those looking to find out if they qualify for DACA and LPR status and connecting them to local resources to get them on their path to citizenship.
For more information or to register call QCI at (563) 322-4910.