Press Release The Bay Area Central American Community Calls on U.S. Federal Government to Immediately End the Immigrant Detention System
June 21, 2018
The Damage is Done! And the only acceptable action to mitigate the torture and suffering of more than 2,000 children and families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border by the Trump administration is for them to be immediately released from detention centers, reunited and granted legal permanent residency.
Press Release CARECEN SF Stands with the Parents and Children Surviving Family Separation
June 11, 2018
CARECEN SF stands in solidarity with the parents and children surviving the torture of family separation through the “zero tolerance” policy put in place by the Trump Administration, which criminalizes families seeking safety in the U.S. CARECEN SF calls for an end to such racist, hateful policies and encourages respect for the sacredness of families and those seeking asylum.
Press Release CARECEN SF Condemns DHS Termination of TPS for Salvadoran Community
January 8, 2018
The Department of Homeland Security’s decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 195,000 Salvadorans is consistent with its racist and anti-immigrant agenda and is a continuation of the political violence and psychological torture against the immigrant community.
TPS beneficiaries not only contribute their hard labor, cultural and social assets to this nation, but they have raised families, started businesses and participate in all sectors of our national economy.
Press Release International Music Legend & Activist Joan Baez Joins CARECEN SF in Support of Bay Area Dreamers and Immigrant Community
November 10, 2017
Legendary folk singer and activist, Joan Baez, who has marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., stood alongside Nelson Mandela and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame has chosen to partner with CARECEN SF in support of Bay Area Dreamers and migrant community by making a personal donation of the proceeds from her first ever art show, Mischief Makers, which displayed at the Seager/Gray Gallery in Marin County this past September 2017. All of the paintings in the exhibit immediately sold, and CARECEN SF was personally chosen by Baez as the beneficiary of a portion of the proceeds.
Press Release Northern CA Rapid Response Network Calls for Coordinated Response to Targeting of Sanctuary Cities
September 29, 2017
The Northern California Rapid Response Network (NCRRN) is aware of an increase in immigration enforcement actions throughout the region. This includes an increase in reports of arrests in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as surrounding regions, including at least 167 arrests in Los Angeles. NCRRN is continuing to gather information and reports from local rapid response networks. These large scale enforcement actions are the latest example of a policy of terror separating families and fostering fear and mistrust in the social fabric of our communities. The NCRRN in partnership with local rapid response networks asks that affected families reach out to local hotlines to report enforcement actions and obtain assistance. It is important to stand together and coordinate a united response to actions that are meant to inflict fear in our communities in general and sanctuary cities in particular.
Press Release CARECEN SF Condemns Trump Administration’s Targeting of TPS Holders
September 29, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) announcement that it will cancel Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 2,500 Nicaraguans who have legally lived and worked in the United States for decades is a shameful decision that ignores their many long-term contributions to this country. The ambivalence on the fate of Honduran TPS holders unnecessarily continues to place 57,000 people and their families in a cruel limbo – one that could end in family separation, and their forced return to countries in a region profoundly impacted by violence and poverty.
Video DACA – What You Need to Know
September 5, 2017
On September 5, 2017 President Trump announced the “phasing out” of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Here are “Five Key Points” that are important to know about the announcement. We recommend that you get an immigration consultation from a non-profit community agency and/or an immigration attorney to determine how this announcement may affect your immigration case. Please be aware of unscrupulous legal advisors when reviewing your immigration options.
Press Release Donald Trump announces “phasing out” of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program DACA and TPS
September 5, 2017
Today Donald Trump and his administration announced the “phasing out” of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, giving Congress six months to potentially legislate on protections for 800,000 current beneficiaries.
Dreamers are integral members of our society, as are ALL youth –ultimately the future leaders and labor force of not only this country, but of the globe. DACA beneficiaries represent some of this nation’s greatest assets, uniquely bi-cultural, bi-lingual and transnational members of our society. Raised in the U.S., educated in our schools, children and youth from our blocks, neighborhoods and cities. They have done more than their part by contributing actively to the social, cultural, civic and economic landscape of this nation, same as their families, same as the 11+ million immigrants conveniently exploited, eternally excluded and violated, solely to protect the interests of a “few” committed to perpetuating racist and oppressive social, political and economic structures of power. These systems and economic models make this nation one of the richest, but also one of the most undereducated, unhealthy, violent, racist, unequal and divided “developed” nations in the world –The system is broken, and we have been, are and will continue advancing a vision to fix it.