immigration workshopSkyline College hosted an immigration workshop on Monday, February 27, garnering over 90 people in attendance, including students from South San Francisco Adult School and Jefferson Adult School as well as Skyline College English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students. Guest speakers were Amy Lee and Lance Starin from Jubilee Immigration Advocates. They discussed adjustment of immigration status, the impact of Trump’s new policies, and legal rights for undocumented students including concrete tips when encountering ICE.

After the presentation, there was a generative Q&A portion with translators available to help clarify and disseminate information to ESOL students in attendance. Those with more complex legal questions were able to have short individual consultations with lawyer, Amy Lee. The workshop also provided legal information and resources from the community and Skyline’s Dream Center, SparkPoint Center, and the Financial Aid Office. The event was coordinated collaboratively by Skyline College’s English Language Institute and Dream Center, Jefferson Adult School, South San Francisco Adult School, and ACCEL (Adult-Education College and Career Educational Leadership).

Article by Stacy Nojima | Photos by Mylene Foo