SIREN’s mission is to empower low-income immigrants and refugees in Santa Clara County through community education and organizing, leadership development, policy advocacy and naturalization services. We believe that all people regardless of legal status or nationality are entitled to essential services, human dignity, basic rights and protections, and access to full participation in society.
Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN), an advocacy and community organizing non-profit providing immigration services to low income residents, has announced the selection of Maricela Gutiérrez, as its new Executive Director. Maricela will fill the vacancy created by Patricia Diaz’s departure, effective June 15, 2015 as Patricia and her family will be relocating to Washington State this summer.
In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, SIREN's Community Organizer, Jeremy Barousse, shares his family's story of how his grandparents, Stanislaw and Ala, met and were married in a post-war refugee camp in Germany after serving several years in a Nazi labor camp.