Immigration officials urging Dreamers to 'know their rights'

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Nearly 100 immigration experts and lawyers offered legal advice at a seminar hosted at Arizona State University's college of law on Thursday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Nearly 100 immigration experts and lawyers offered legal advice at a seminar hosted at Arizona State University's college of law on Thursday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Deal or no deal, immigration experts are urging recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, to know their rights so they are not deported.

Nearly 100 immigration experts and lawyers offered legal advice at a seminar hosted at Arizona State University's college of law on Thursday.

[RELATED: ASU DACA students meet, plan action]

This comes as young immigrants face an Oct. 5 deadline to renew their DACA protections if their current protections expire between Sept. 5 and March 5.

This would protect them from deportation for another two years, even if the Obama-era policy goes away.

[RELATED: Trump expected to end program for young immigrants]

The ASU event also happened a day after reports that President Trump cut a potential deal with Democratic congressional leaders to protect young immigrants, brought here as children, from deportation.

Immigration attorney Milva Lehm says given the president's heated campaign rhetoric and record, that nothing is certain.

[RELATED: Arizona AG sues Board of Regents over university tuition, called them 'eggheads']

"The administration, unfortunately, has caused a huge amount of confusion, one day you take it away, the next day not. Quite unfortunately, our president has been less than forthcoming," she said.

Last week, the president announced he was rescinding the DACA order.

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Before making the move to television, Welch wrote and edited for the Arizona Guardian, a highly influential online news site dedicated to Arizona politics and government where he served as owner and editor. During his Guardian days, Welch was a frequent guest on “Politics Unplugged” and has been a regular fixture on the state political landscape since 2005 appearing on numerous radio and television talk shows. “I am thrilled to start working with such a talented and dedicated staff of journalists,” said Welch. “This is a great opportunity to broaden the reach of my political coverage and tell stories that affect Arizona voters and their families.” With more than 13 years of experience under his belt, Welch’s arrival only strengthens 3TV’s commitment to providing first-rate political and government coverage across all platforms. When not covering politics, Welch is an avid runner and fronts a punk rock band that plays frequently throughout the Southwest and California. Welch is a well-respected political expert in Arizona and his addition means 3TV will provide a stronger, more robust political presence in Arizona. He joins 3TV from the Arizona Guardian, a highly influential online news site dedicated to Arizona politics and government where he served as owner and editor. During his Guardian days, Welch was a frequent guest on “Politics Unplugged” and has been a regular fixture on the state political landscape since 2005 appearing on numerous radio and television talk shows. “I am thrilled to start working with such a talented and dedicated staff of journalists,” said Welch. “This is a great opportunity to broaden the reach of my political coverage and tell stories that affect Arizona voters and their families.” With more than 13 years of experience under his belt, Welch’s arrival only strengthens 3TV’s commitment to providing first-rate political and government coverage across all platforms. When not covering politics, Welch is an avid runner and fronts a punk rock band that plays frequently throughout the Southwest and California.

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