Undocumented Students and Allies will host an Advance Parole Information Session on Wednesday, September 30 from 7-9 p.m. in the John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center Auditorium. Advance Parole is a re-entry permit that allows Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients to travel abroad for school, work, or humanitarian related reasons. Mony Ruiz-Velasco, a Chicago immigrant rights attorney and activist, will give an overview of Advance Parole’s benefits, and explain the form’s filing process. A number of community members who have traveled abroad through Advance Parole, including Carlos Roa (5th Year ARCH) and Egle Malinauskaite (3rd Year BME), will speak about their application and re-entry experiences, as well as answer any questions. This event is open to the entire Illinois Tech community and funded by the Student Activities Fund (SAF). Free food will be catered by Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill. Departments and student organizations providing students with educational and/or career-related international travel opportunities are highly encouraged to attend and learn more about supporting Illinois Tech’s undocumented community.
This event reflects the values expressed in IIT’s Diversity Statement and is intended to promote diversity at Illinois Tech.