The Philippine Consulate General in New York, Presents "Immigration Rights"

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THE BOOK LAUNCH OF FIL-AM JEN FURER, AUTHOR OF 'OUT OF STATUS,' AND A DISCUSSION ON THE LEGAL RIGHTS OF OUT OF STATUS INDIVIDUALS BY THE FILIPINO AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FUND (FALDEF)

NEW YORK CITY (APRIL 30, 20jenfurer12) – The Philippine Consulate General in New York, presents "Immigration Rights: The Book Launch of Fil-Am Jen Furer, Author of 'Out of Status,' and a Discussion on The Legal Rights of Out of Status Individuals By The Filipino American Legal Defense & Education Fund (FALDEF)", Friday, May 18, 2012, The Philippine Center, Kalayaan Hall, 556 Fifth Avenue, New York City. Q&A to follow the presentation. Light refreshments: 6:00 pm; Forum: 7:00-9:00 pm. Free. Please register: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Philippine-American author, Jen Furer, recently released her first book, "Out of Status," a memoir which tells a story of the American Dream through the struggles, hopes, and tragedies shared by Jen and her family. Jen's poignant memoir documents her family's encounters with a broken U.S. immigration system that tore her family apart because they were "out of status" residents. "Out of Status" chronicles her family's journey which is shared by tens of millions of Americans who have uprooted their lives, and immigrated to America with the hope of building a better future than they were able to find in their native countries. Such a journey is truly the adventure of a lifetime, but unlike in the movies this adventure does not offer the promise of a happy ending. The only guarantee in the life of an immigrant is that the experience will be challenging, the outcome will be uncertain, and it may take an entire lifetime to feel like you are home again. Copies of the book will be available during the event. www.jenfurer.com.
The Filipino American Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc., (FALDEF) is a New York State registered, IRS recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization that collaborates with different entities such as Filipino-American Community organizations, NGOs, and the Philippine Consulate General in New York. FALDEF is dedicated to providing pro bono legal aid to such Filipino-American nationals who are suffering legal injustices by reason of their immigrant origins and status and unable to employ and engage legal aid and assistance on account of poverty. Furthermore, FALDEF is dedicated to providing a forum for education, advocacy and scholarship aimed at educating and advancing the interests of the Filipino American community on issues and matters pertinent to immigrant and civil rights. FALDEF represents a number of "out of status" clients including Pulitzer Prize-winning Filipino journalist Jose Antonio Vargas. www.faldef.org