Deferred Action Q & A

Deferred action for “DREAMers” question and answer session – Wednesday, July 25th!


 The Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs is pleased to announce an upcoming question and answer session on the Department of Homeland Security’s recent announcement regarding deferred action for qualified young people.  The event will take place on Wednesday, July 25th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at Studio Two Theater in the Riffe Center, in downtown Columbus. 

The event will feature a discussion and an interactive question and answer format with two expert Ohio immigration attorneys – Shahrzad Allen, Esq. and Jeff Senney, Esq. – both from the Dayton firm Pickrel, Schaeffer and Ebeling.  The discussion will focus on separating facts from myriad speculation on the announcement, and eligibility as well as the steps potential applicants should take to take to prepare for the application.  It will be valuable for community leaders as well as potentially-eligible young people and their families.  Potential applicants are encouraged to bring their families.  The Commission will provide interpretation for those who prefer Spanish.   

The DHS announcement regarding deferred action on June 15 raised as many questions for Ohio Hispanics as answers.  Many now seek to take advantage of the uncertainty this announcement has created by victimizing the community.  This event is a great place to get the facts, have your questions answered, and consult with a legal expert on the specifics of this announcement and its ramifications.  OCHLA urges you to make your communities aware of this session or to attend on their behalf.  Please forward this message to your networks!  

The Riffe Center is located at 77 South High Street.  Columbus, Ohio – 43215.  Ample parking is available at the Riffe Center itself and nearby.  Please see more information on parking and directions here.  If you have any questions on the format, content or logistics of this opportunity, please call OCHLA at (614) 466-8333 or email me at   



Nolan Stevens, J.D.

Public Policy Officer

Ohio Latino Affairs Commission ~ Advise.Connect.Build.


Riffe Center ~ 18th Floor

77 South High Street

Columbus, OH 43215-6108

Office: (614) 466-8333

Direct: (614) 728-8364

Cell: (614) 266-0415

Fax: (614) 995-0896