San Mateo County's Welcoming Week Documentary Series- Redwood City

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Century Redwood City Downtown 20

825 Middlefield Road

Redwood City, CA

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Join the Office of Community Affairs Immigrant Services for a special FREE screening of Waking Dream, a documentary that follows six DACA recipients.

As a member of Welcoming America, a national non-profit, non-partisan organization that strives to work with institutions across the country to reduce barriers that immigrants face to fully participate and build bridges between communities, San Mateo County is proud to support the many diverse communities and partners who make up our County and make it more welcoming toward immigrants and all residents.

Waking Dream weaves together the stories of six undocumented young adults as they sit in limbo between deportation and a path to citizenship, and fight for legal status in the United States. The shared backdrop of their stories is DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, signed as an Executive Order by President Barack Obama in 2012. DACA gave nearly 800,000 undocumented young people, who had been in the U.S. since they were small children, a chance to work legally, go to college, start businesses, and pursue the “American Dream.” When the program was rescinded by the Trump administration in 2017, DACA recipients suddenly were faced with the reality of losing their jobs, legal status, and being at risk of deportation from the United States - the place that each regarded as their home.

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Century Redwood City Downtown 20

825 Middlefield Road

Redwood City, CA

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