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.
In the revision of the proposed January budget, Governor Brown has included a $5 million appropriation to support application assistance, through qualified non-profits, for immigrants eligible for deferred action through President Obama’s immigrant relief initiatives. The One California Coalition issued the following statement.
Four years ago, Mayela learned about the SIREN leadership development program though Daniel Lairon Elementary School, where her son was a student. She became involved through a leadership training that was offered and, thanks to that course, was able to better understand her rights as an immigrant and learned how she could organize her community.