ACTION ALERT: Call Congress and tell them to #DefundHate/ Alerta de acción: Llame al Congreso y digales que #DefundHate

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ICE is asking for a special funding increase to terrorize communities. Call your lawmakers now to let them know: WE NEED TO DEFUND ICE!

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La migra esta solicitando un aumento especial de dinero por parte del congreso. Llame su politicos ahora y digales que: ¡NO APOYEN LA MIGRA!

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Maricela Gutiérrez - Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network
http://siren.nationbuilder.com/

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Maricela Gutierrez - Executive Director 
Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network
http://siren.nationbuilder.com/

Join Us for our "Votar Para Ganar" Campaign Launch

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Over the last decade, SIREN has registered over 15,000 voters and contacted 200,000 voters to cultivate a voting base of immigrant and youth voters in Northern California and the Central Valley to help shift the political landscape in our state and region.

Please join us tomorrow  Thursday September 6 at 11am to celebrate the launch of our Fall voter engagement campaign "Votar Para Ganar" at the SIREN office located at 1415 Koll Cir. Suite 108, San Jose, 95112.

Our campaign aims to register immigrant and youth voters and contact over 30,000 immigrant and youth voters through phone banking, text, and door knocking in Northern California and the Central Valley for the November elections.


We will have a program of great speakers, including those who will be voting in their first election, those who voted for their first time in June, and those who can't vote but will be calling on voters to be their voice at the polls. 

Please come stand with us and create community power. All are welcome to attend!

 

 

 



Maricela Gutiérrez - Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network
http://siren.nationbuilder.com/

Donate to SIREN and give the gift of opportunity.
The opportunity to LEAD. DREAM. VOTE. 




Maricela Gutierrez - Executive Director
Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network
http://siren.nationbuilder.com/

Join us Saturday to Register Voters in the Central Valley

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We have just 51 days until the October 21 voter registration deadline! And as we gear up for the November elections, we want to continue to register voters in the Central Valley in part of our long-term vision to create a prosperous and welcoming California for all. 

Please join us Saturday September 1 for our Central Valley Voter Registration Invasion from 9am - 2pm.

We will be meeting at Earl Ruth Park located at 1st and K Streets in Parlier, CA 93648 at 9am for a brief training, then we will hit the streets! Snacks and lunch will be provided.

We are coordinating carpools from the Bay Area. If you are interested in carpooling, and to RSVP, please email action@siren-bayarea.org

 


Maricela Gutiérrez - Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network
http://siren.nationbuilder.com/

Donate to SIREN and give the gift of opportunity.
The opportunity to LEAD. DREAM. VOTE. 


 

MEDIA ADVISORY: Immigrant Rights Group to Host Rally to Call for the Abolishment of ICE, Protect DACA, and Support for a Clean Dream Act

MEDIA ADVISORY: Immigrant Rights Group to Host Rally to Call for the Abolishment of ICE, Protect DACA, and Support for a Clean Dream Act

San Jose, CA -- Immigrant rights organization Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) will be gathering at San Jose City Hall on Wednesday August 29, 2018 to make demands  regarding immigration policies in the wake of a summer of terror from the Trump Administration against immigrant families.

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Festival held to honor immigrants and refugees in Central Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- 

The drumbeat of the immigration debate got louder in Central Fresno.

Drummers and dancers got things rolling for a festival to mark the opening of the first SIREN office in Fresno, and food vendors kept everybody fed.

After this opening festival, they will turn to serious business.

The Services Immigrant Right and Education Network has helped immigrants out of its San Jose offices for more than 30 years with legal help, and political organizing.

"Right now we're at a crossroads where people want to get us to stop talking, complaining, and just remember that we are a community and this is your house. You have our backs and we have your backs," said Tomas Margain.

Organizers say about 900,000 immigrants live in the Central Valley and half a million native-born children have immigrant parents.

Community Spotlight: Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) in Modern Latina

by Linda Castillo, ModernLatina.com

Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) was founded by attorneys, immigrant rights activists and advocates over 31 years ago in response to the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act to assure that immigrants and refugees in Silicon Valley would have a place to land for legal services, receive support on an advocacy level for those that didn’t receive amnesty. Over the years, SIREN has grown to include policy analysis and advocacy, community education, legal services, civic engagement and community and service provider trainings.

I had a chance to speak with SIREN’s Executive Director, Maricela Gutiérrez. Maricela’s parents came from San Luís Potosí, Mexico over 40 years ago to the Central Valley, California. Growing up in a farm working rural area, she experienced firsthand the economic equity issues that are still apparent today for immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants. She saw the lack of health care, lack of well-paying jobs with benefits and overall lack of resources. She experienced 7 to 8 ICE deportation interactions growing up which formed her view of the world. She always grew up knowing she wanted to do something about it.

Take Action Today to Oppose the Citizenship Question on the Census

Back in March, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that he had directed the Census Bureau to add an untested and unnecessary question to the 2020 Census form, which would ask the citizenship status of every person in the United States. The fight to keep the citizenship question off of the 2020 Census has begun! Tomorrow, Tuesday August 7 will be the last day to submit public comment to the U.S. Census Bureau. 

The Census has historically missed certain communities at disproportionately high rates. Adding a new citizenship question will jeopardize census accuracy by deterring many people—already “hard-to-count”—from responding. 

Please take a few minutes to take action on keeping the citizenship question OFF the 2020 Census Form by clicking here.

We need to show the breadth of voices in opposition to the citizenship question. Please submit your comment today!

Maricela Gutiérrez - Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network
http://siren.nationbuilder.com/

Donate to SIREN and give the gift of opportunity.
The opportunity to LEAD. DREAM. VOTE. 

 

Support DACA youth/ Apoyemos nuestra Juventud DACA

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While our community continues to fight against the relentless attacks from the current administration, we cannot forget our DACA youth who still need our support.

Today, we are pleased to announce that a generous donor will match donations made to SIREN to support DACA applicants with their renewal fees.

We invite you to join our efforts by making your donation today:  HERE 

Every dollar will be matched, enabling us to help more DACA youth. Let’s make our dreams of providing DACA youth with the opportunity to stay in the only country they know as home.

Thank you for your kind and generous support.

In community spirit,

Maricela Gutiérrez


 

Mientras que nuestra comunidad continúa luchando contra los implacables ataques de la administración actual, no podemos olvidar a los jóvenes de DACA que aún necesitan nuestro apoyo.

Hoy, nos complace anunciar que un donante generoso se ha comprometido a igualar donativos hechos a SIREN para apoyar a los solicitantes de DACA con sus tarifas de renovación.

Le invitamos a unirse a nuestros esfuerzos haciendo su donativo hoy: AQUI 

Recuerde que cada dólar donado será igualado, permitiéndonos ayudar a más jóvenes de DACA. Hagamos realidad nuestros sueños de brindar a los jóvenes de DACA la oportunidad de permanecer en el único país que conocen como su hogar.

Gracias por su amable y generoso apoyo.

En espíritu comunitario,

Maricela Gutiérrez

Donate to SIREN and give the gift of opportunity.
The opportunity to LEAD. DREAM. VOTE. 




 

Latest News on DACA/ Últimas Noticias Sobre DACA

SIREN Applauds Court Ruling on DACA and Urges DACA-Recipients to Renew

Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge John Bates in Washington, DC ruled that the DACA program should be fully restored finding that the Trump Administration has not provided an adequate justification for terminating the program. The court ordered USCIS to begin to accept new DACA applications starting August 23 and to continue to accept renewal applications. The Trump Administration may also appeal the court’s ruling in that time. There are various court cases currently relating to DACA, including a hearing at the federal court in Texas next week. SIREN urges those who have DACA to renew as soon as possible and reminds those who have never applied for DACA that they can not yet apply. The following is a statement from Maricela Gutiérrez, Executive Director of Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN):

 

“This ruling affirms what we have known all along: Trump cannot justify the termination of DACA. His Administration would be hard-pressed to find an argument that can withhold legal scrutiny which is why it should not appeal this decision and instead move forward with fully restoring the program. For those who do not have DACA, we remind community members that there is nothing to apply for yet and to be sure to not turn to those who claim that they can apply. For those who have DACA, make sure that you renew as soon as possible - there is no time to lose with other cases on the program making their way through the courts. Everyone, regardless of status, should be allowed to come and stay in the country - and this ruling gets us closer to ensuring that we live up to that value as a country.”

 

SIREN hosts free DACA renewal workshops and provides scholarships to cover the costs of the filing fee for all eligible applicants. For more information about upcoming workshops please visit: www.siren-bayarea.org.

 

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SIREN Aplaude Decisión de la Corte sobre DACA y Sugiere a los Destinatarios de DACA a Renovar

Ayer, el juez del Tribunal de Distrito de los EE. UU., John Bates, en Washington, DC, dictaminó que el programa DACA debería restaurarse por completo al constatar que la Administración Trump no ha proporcionado una justificación adecuada para terminar el programa. La corte ordenó a USCIS comenzar a aceptar nuevas solicitudes de DACA a partir del 23 de agosto y continuar aceptando solicitudes de renovación. La Administración Trump también puede apelar el fallo del tribunal en ese momento. Hay varios casos judiciales actualmente relacionados con DACA, incluida una audiencia en el tribunal federal de Texas la próxima semana. SIREN sugiere a aquellos que tienen DACA a renovar lo antes posible y les recuerda a aquellos que nunca solicitaron DACA que aún no pueden presentar la solicitud. La siguiente es una declaración de Maricela Gutiérrez, Directora Ejecutiva de Servicios, Derechos de Inmigrantes y Red de Educación (SIREN):

"Esta decisión confirma lo que hemos sabido desde el principio: Trump no puede justificar la finalización de DACA. Su Administración se vería en apuros para encontrar un argumento que pueda retener el escrutinio legal, por lo que no debería apelar esta decisión y, en su lugar, seguir adelante con la restauración total del programa. Para aquellos que no tienen DACA, les recordamos a los miembros de la comunidad que no hay nada para solicitar todavía y para asegurarnos de no recurrir a quienes afirman que pueden postularse. Para aquellos que tienen DACA, asegúrese de renovar lo antes posible; no hay tiempo que perder con otros casos en el programa que atraviesan los tribunales. Todos, independientemente de su estatus, deberían poder venir y permanecer en el país, y esta decisión nos acerca a garantizar que vivamos ese valor como país”.

SIREN ofrece talleres gratuitos de renovación de DACA y ofrece becas para cubrir los costos de la tarifa de presentación para todos los solicitantes elegibles. Para obtener más información sobre los próximos talleres, visite: www.siren-bayarea.org.

 

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