“Usapang Immigration” Scheduled For July in Milpitas, CA

(MILPITAS, CA) –  A panel of Fil-Am experts on immigration and community advocacy will discuss the latest updates on immigration in the monthly immigration forum series  “Usapang Immigration:Talakayan at Immigration Clinic”  to be held on July 19  at Season’s Marketplace in Milpitas, California.

“Usapang Immigration”, a program which was launched in February 2015 under the Global Filipino Network(GFN)’s community development track, focuses on reaching out to the Filipino Community and educate them about the latest immigration-related issues and policies.  The event is organized in collaboration with other GFN partner organizations.

This month’s forum  is  co-organized by GFN and Tancinco Law Offices  with support from other participating groups which include the SF Philippine Consulate, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County and the City of Milpitas. The venue is sponsored by Seafood City Supermarket.

Among the topics to be discussed by the panelists include  President Obama’s executive action and how it affects the community.

This panel discussion  will  be followed by an immigration clinic where attendees receive free advice from the panelists pertaining to their own immigration issues.

The list of guest speakers for this month’s forum includes:

  • Atty. Lou Tancinco – Principal at Tancinco Law Offices
  • Hon. Jaimon Ascalon – Deputy Consul General, San Francisco Philippine Consulate Office
  • Mr. Robert Yabes – Program Director, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
  • Atty. Garry Barbadillo – Attorney at Law and Member of Milpitas City Council
  • Atty. Johnson Lazaro – Vice-President and General Counsel of Global Filipino Network
  • Milpitas Mayor Jose Esteves and GFN Founder and President Arnold Pedrigal will be giving the Welcome Remarks

The date for this month’s event was chosen to coincide with the “Consulate-on-Wheels” which is also to be held at Season’s Marketplace. COW is a regular outreach program organized by the SF Philippine Consulate general in partnership with Seafood City to bring the various consular services closer to the community.

“Usapang Immigration: Talakayan at Immigration Clinic” will be held on Sunday, July 19, 2015, 11:30am-1pm at Season’s Marketplace, 1535 Landess Ave, Milpitas, CA. The event is FREE and open to the public.


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