SIREN Condemns Trump Administration’s Ending of TPS for Honduras

Press Contact:
Erik Schnabel, Communications Manager
erik@siren-bayarea.org

 

SIREN strongly condemns today’s action by the Trump Administration to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for people from Honduras. This end of legal status  Hondurans, which is effective 1/5/2020, impacts over 57,000 people. Even more outrageous, is that this is the second time in a week, and the sixth time since the beginning the year, that the Trump Administration has ended TPS for individuals needing protection. With his ending of TPS for Honduras, Nepal, El Salvador, Haití, Nicaragua and Sudan, he has ended TPS for more than 310,000 people this year. Many who have had their legal status ripped away from them through this callous act, have lived him for years, some as many as 20 years or more. People have raised their families here, contributed to our communities, and been our neighbors, only to find their only legal protection to continue their lives here ripped away without any thought or consideration of the impact on people’s lives. While the Department of Homeland Security, who made the recommendation to end TPS, says it studied conditions in Honduras before it made this decision, it's clear that Honduras continues to be impacted by many of the conditions that created TPS status originally, including rampant violence and numerous human rights violations on communities across the country. SIREN’s Executive Director Maricela Gutiérrez stated, “Today’s decision by the Trump Administration to end TPS for Hondurans is one more anti-immigrant outrage. Everyday, immigrants and communities of color are facing real consequences of this heartless Administration. We call on Congress to take serious actions to stop these attacks of these communities and begin to stand up to cruelty of Trump and his Administration. What we need is legislation that creates a permanent solution to TPS and ensures that people who have been living here, are able to stay here. SIREN continues to stand in solidarity with our Honduran community, and will continue to speak out to find a solution to this outrageous ending of TPS.”



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SIREN Condemns Texas-led Lawsuit that Seeks to End DACA/SIREN condena una demanda liderada por Texas que busca terminar con DACA

SIREN Condemns Texas-led Lawsuit that Seeks to End DACA


Press Contact:
Erik Schnabel
Communications Manager
erik@siren-bayarea.org

 

On Tuesday, news broke that seven states led by Texas filed a lawsuit in federal court to end the DACA program, claiming that DACA is unconstitutional and should be ended. SIREN strongly condemns this lawsuit, and wants to make it clear to concerned community members that nothing changes with DACA. Despite this new lawsuit, other federal court rulings in California and New York earlier this year allowed for DACA renewal applications to continue until further notice. These earlier rulings continue to be in place and DACA renewals are still be accepted. This new lawsuit by these seven states is just one more piece in the larger political game that DACA recipients have found themselves thrown into. Ultimately, it’s the Trump Administration ending of DACA, along with the U.S. Congress failure to advance meaningful legislation about DACA that has created this situation. SIREN’s Executive Director Maricela Gutiérrez commented “SIREN continues to stand strongly with DACA recipients and condemns these continuing political games with the future of these young people. We emphatically denounce this Texas-led lawsuit to end DACA as one more outrageous attempt to slow down the wheels of justice for young people who have benefited from DACA. We call on these states to drop their lawsuit, and for the Trump Administration and Congress to find a permanent legislative solution that ensures a path to citizenship for DACA recipients.” 

 

DACA renewals are still being accepted and SIREN recommends that those who are eligible to come into renew or for a legal consultation. SIREN is holding upcoming DACA clinics on May 9, May 23, June 6 and June 20 from 2-7pm at our offices at 1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108 in San Jose, CA. You can register here.   

 

 

SIREN condena una demanda liderada por Texas que busca terminar con DACA

 

Contacto de prensa:
Erik Schnabel
Gerente de comunicaciones
erik@siren-bayarea.org

 

El martes, llegó la noticia de que siete estados encabezados por Texas presentaron una demanda en un tribunal federal para terminar el programa DACA, alegando que DACA es inconstitucional y debería ser terminado. SIREN condena firmemente esta demanda y quiere dejar en claro a los miembros de la comunidad preocupados que nada cambia con DACA. A pesar de esta nueva demanda, otras sentencias de los tribunales federales en California y Nueva York a principios de este año permitieron que las solicitudes de renovación de DACA continúen hasta nuevo aviso. Estas resoluciones anteriores continúan vigentes y las renovaciones de DACA aún se aceptan. Esta nueva demanda de estos siete estados es solo una pieza más en el juego político más grande en el que los receptores de DACA se han visto inmersos. En última instancia, es la finalización de DACA por parte de la Administración Trump, junto con el fracaso del Congreso de EE. UU. Para avanzar en una legislación significativa sobre DACA que ha creado esta situación. La directora ejecutiva de SIREN, Maricela Gutiérrez, comentó: "SIREN continúa apoyando firmemente a los destinatarios de DACA y condena estos continuos juegos políticos con el futuro de estos jóvenes. Denunciamos enfáticamente esta demanda liderada por Texas para terminar con DACA como un intento más escandaloso de desacelerar las ruedas de la justicia para los jóvenes que se han beneficiado de DACA. Hacemos un llamado a estos estados para que abandonen su demanda, y para que la Administración Trump y el Congreso encuentren una solución legislativa permanente que asegure un camino a la ciudadanía para los destinatarios de DACA ".


Las renovaciones de DACA aún se están aceptando y SIREN recomienda que aquellos que son elegibles para renovar o para una consulta legal. SIREN está organizando las próximas clínicas de DACA  es el 9 de mayo, el 23 de mayo, el 6 de junio y el 20 de junio de 2 a 7 pm en nuestras oficinas en 1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108 en San Jose, CA. Puede registrarse en aqui.



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Immigrant Services Agencies hold annual Citizenship Day in San Jose, invite all who are eligible to become U.S. Citizens to come out to learn how to become U.S. Citizens

Contact: Amanda Alvarado-Ford, Immigration Legal Services Manager, SIREN

amanda@siren-bayarea.org, 650-942-4602

 

**Press Release**

Saturday, April 28

9am-2pm

 

A coalition of immigrant service agencies, led by SIREN, and including Asian Law Alliance, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, Center for Employment Training, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, San Jose City College, and the City of San Jose Office of Immigrant Affairs, invite people to come out for their annual Citizenship Day. Citizenship Day is generously funded by Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations. The event will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 9am till 2pm at San Jose City College, at 2100 Moorpark Avenue in San Jose. 

People who attend will receive free assistance on becoming a U.S. Citizen. The Day will include an orientation on how to become a U.S. Citizen, legal consultation to determine eligibility, application assistance and study materials for the U.S. citizen test. Campus parking is available. 

Those attending should bring their Green Card and social security card, job history and home addresses for the last 5 years, a list of all trips taken outside the U.S. in the last 5 years, family information for all children and spouses (current and former), certified court records if arrested and/or cited, and 2017 Income Tax or proof of Public Benefits to apply for a Fee Waiver or Reduced Fee.

To register for English, Spanish or Vietnamese, please visit www.e-immigrate.usor call (408) 444-9975. Priority will be given to those who register

Who: People interested in becoming U.S. Citizens

What: Citizenship Day with information and assistance on how to become a U.S. Citizen

When: Saturday, April 28, 9am-2pm

Where: San Jose City College, 2100 Moorpark Ave., San Jose, CA




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SIREN Condemns the Termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal

Media Contact: Erik Schnabel, Communications Manager

erik@siren-bayarea.org

 

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would be terminating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for people from Nepal who had been granted this status after the devastating earthquake that hit that country in 2015. The termination will take effect June 24, 2019. This announcement follows a trend by the Trump Administration to end TPS for the nationals of almost every country this has been applied to, including people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Liberia, and Sudan. What is clear to those of us who support people from these countries is that the decision to end TPS for Nepal, just as the decision to end TPS for other countries, was not based on facts or changes in the country conditions that originally created the need for this protection. Rather this is one more step in the Trump Administration’s war on immigrants, that is disproportionately being waged on people of color and immigrants from the Global South. 


SIREN condemns in the strongest terms the termination of TPS for people from Nepal, just as it has condemned the ending of TPS for people from every country that has been ended. SIREN’s Executive Director Maricela Gutiérrez made the following statement, “We are once again calling out the Trump Administration for its callous ending of TPS for people from another country, this time for the Nepali community. Each one of these decisions is devastating for people who have lived in our communities, been our neighbors and co-workers, and who want nothing more than to stay in their adopted homelands. It’s clear that the Trump Administration does not govern on the basis of facts or compassion. But if there was any doubt, today shows this once more. We call on DHS and the Trump Administration to reconsider its decision to end TPS for Nepal, just as we condemn the end of TPS for all people who have seen the possibility of continuing to live in their adopted country legally ended overnight. We also urge Congress to act immediately with compassion to pass a permanent solution to the people that are finding the end to their ability to stay in the U.S. legally when their TPS status is ended.”



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Services, Immigrants Rights, and Education Network (SIREN) Applauds Latest DACA Court Decision

Media Contact: Erik Schnabel,
Communications Manager
erik@siren-bayarea.org

SIREN applauds the latest decision  by a federal court in the District of Columbia that ruled that the Trump Administration ending of DACA was unlawful unless they came up with a better argument as to why they ended it. The decision by federal judge U.S. District Judge John Bates was another slap in the face to the Trump Administration in its decision to end DACA. For the third time, a federal judge have reprimanded Trump Administration for ending DACA, and called the Administration out for how it ended it. What is different about this new decision by Judge Bates, is that it opens up the possibility that the federal government will have to start accepting new DACA applications, whereas the two previous decisions were just about renewing DACA applications. Unfortunately, nothing happens right away, as Judge Bates has given the U.S. Department of Homeland Security 90 days to come up with a valid reason for why it ended DACA. However even though new applications cannot yet be submitted, thanks to the previous decisions by federal courts in California and New York, DACA renewal applications are still being accepted. 

While there is no immediate change that comes from the decision right away, SIREN is optimistic that eventually there will be movement to open up the possibility of the federal government accepting new DACA applications. SIREN demands DHS and the federal government accept the judge’s decision and allow for new applications to begin to be accepted. SIREN’s Executive Director Maricela Gutiérrez stated, “Those of us that work with DACA eligible individuals are extremely pleased that another federal judge has called out the Trump Administration for its heartless and unreasonable decision to end DACA. For the third time, a federal judge has stated what we all know: that Trump’s decision was not based on any reason other than his hatred for the immigrant community. Trump has been using DACA youth as a political tool in his war against immigrants. We urge DHS and the Trump Administration to give into reality and to stop playing games with DACA youth, and ultimately for Congress to act to grant DREAMers a permanent path to citizenship so they can stay in the U.S., their country.”

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SIREN To Host Sheriff Candidate Forum TONIGHT/ SIREN SIREN presentará el foro de candidatos para aguacil ESTA NOCHE

For Immediate Release: April 24, 2018

Contact: Jeremy Barousse

               Director of Civic Engagement, SIREN

               jeremy@siren-bayarea.org

               408-460-5807

 

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

6:00PM


 

Immigrant Rights Organization (SIREN) to host Sheriff Candidate Forum on Immigration & Public Safety


Mountain View, CA -- On Tuesday, April 24, 2018,  the immigrant and refugee rights organization Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) will host a candidate forum for candidates running for Santa Clara County Sheriff.

The forum, which will be held in English with translation in Spanish, will focus on immigration and public safety issues. SIREN has invited the immigrant community to attend the candidate forum so they can listen and ask questions about issues that directly impact them.

“This election will be extremely critical,” said SIREN Executive Director Maricela Gutiérrez. “Our forum will be a great opportunity for the community to hear each candidate’s perspective on the role of law enforcement in establishing trust with immigrant communities and their positions on law enforcement collaborating with ICE.”

The free public forum will be moderated by Perla Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer of Voler Strategic Advisors.

WHO: Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)

WHAT: Santa Clara County Sheriff Candidate Forum

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm

WHERE: Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

 

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Contacto: Jeremy Barousse

 Director de Civic Engagement, SIREN

 jeremy@siren-bayarea.org

 Tel. 408-460-5807


 

**CONSULTIVO DE MEDIOS DE COMUNICACION**

Martes, 24 de abril de 2018

6:00 p.m.


 

Organización de los Derechos del Inmigrante (SIREN) Organiza Un Foro de Candidatos del Sheriff sobre temas de Inmigración y Seguridad Pública



Mountain View, CA - Hoy martes 24 de abril de 2018, la organización de derechos de inmigrantes y refugiados (SIREN), organizará un foro de candidatos para candidatos al sheriff del condado de Santa Clara.

El foro, que se llevará a cabo en inglés con traducción al español, se enfocará en temas de inmigración y seguridad pública. SIREN ha invitado a la comunidad de inmigrantes a asistir al foro de candidatos para que puedan escuchar y hacer preguntas sobre los temas que los impactan directamente.

"Esta elección será extremadamente crítica", dijo la directora ejecutiva de SIREN, Maricela Gutiérrez. "Nuestro foro será una gran oportunidad para que la comunidad escuche la perspectiva de cada candidato sobre el papel de la aplicación de la ley en el establecimiento de confianza con las comunidades de inmigrantes y sus posiciones en la aplicación de la ley colaborando con ICE".

El foro público gratuito será moderado por Perla Rodríguez, Directora Ejecutiva de Voler Strategic Advisors.

QUIEN: Red de servicios, derechos de los inmigrantes y refugiados (SIREN)

QUÉ: Foro de Candidatos del Sheriff del Condado de Santa Clara

CUÁNDO: Martes, 24 de abril de 2018 de 6:00p a 8:00p

DONDE: Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041


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SIREN Condemns Billions More for Trump’s War on Immigrants and Exclusion of a Clean DREAM Act in Omnibus Spending Bill

SIREN Press Release 3/23/18
Media Contact:
Erik Schnabel
Communications Manager
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SIREN Condemns Billions More for Trump’s War on Immigrants and Exclusion of a Clean DREAM Act in Omnibus Spending Bill



Today, Trump signed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill sent to him by both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Despite desperate pleas of DREAMers to include a permanent solution to address the termination of DACA within the must-pass spending bill, there was no such solution included. Instead, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle approved billions of dollars more to fund Trump’s war on immigrants. While this may have been less funding than what Trump wanted, it will still fuel the detention and deportation machine that is tearing apart families and causing terror in immigrant communities.

The final bill includes $14 billion for Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), an increase of nearly $2 billion from last year, including funding for border militarization and fencing and hiring additional agents. While the spending bill requires some limited accountability measures, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) got a $7 billion including increased funding for detention beds, Homeland Security Investigators, and ICE attorneys. An increase of $65 million was provided for Immigration Judge teams. Even though there was less money approved than Trump wanted, this is by no means should be considered a victory for immigrants.

SIREN’s Executive Director Maricela Gutiérrez commented, “It’s clear that the majority of Congress is more concerned with fueling Trump’s racist and xenophobic war on immigrants than finding a permanent solution for DREAMers. Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, including several from California, voted in favor of this omnibus delivered to Trump. Most notable of those who voted Yes are local Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Anna Eshoo, Jim Costa and David Valadao, all of whom SIREN has recently met with to express our concerns. To put it plainly, they failed us by endorsing his deportation machine and turned their backs on DREAMers with their votes. Congress needs to develop a backbone and fight back against Trump’s agenda that terrorizes immigrants in our communities.”

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Contacto con los medios
: Erik Schnabel
Gerente de comunicaciones
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SIREN condena a miles de millones más por la guerra de Trump contra los inmigrantes y la exclusión de una Ley de DREAM limpio en un proyecto de ley de gastos ómnibus


Hoy, Trump firmó un proyecto de ley ómnibus de $ 1.3 billones de dólares enviado tanto por la Cámara de Representantes como por el Senado. A pesar de las súplicas desesperadas de DREAMers para incluir una solución permanente para abordar la terminación de DACA dentro de la factura de gastos obligatorios, no se incluyó esa solución. En cambio, los legisladores de ambos lados del pasillo aprobaron miles de millones de dólares más para financiar la guerra de Trump contra los inmigrantes. Si bien esto pudo haber sido menos fondos que lo que Trump quería, seguirá alimentando la maquinaria de detención y deportación que está desgarrando a las familias y causando terror en las comunidades de inmigrantes.

El proyecto de ley final incluye $14 mil millones para la Patrulla de Aduanas y Fronteras (CBP), un aumento de casi $2 mil millones del año pasado, incluido el financiamiento para la militarización de la frontera y la esgrima y la contratación de agentes adicionales. Si bien el proyecto de ley de gastos requiere algunas medidas limitadas de rendición de cuentas, el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) recibió $ 7 mil millones, incluido un mayor financiamiento para las camas de detención, los Investigadores de Seguridad Nacional y los abogados de ICE. Se proporcionó un aumento de $ 65 millones para los equipos de Juez de Inmigración. Aunque hubo menos dinero aprobado de lo que Trump quería, esto de ninguna manera debe considerarse una victoria para los inmigrantes.

La Directora Ejecutiva de SIREN, Maricela Gutiérrez, comentó: "Está claro que la mayoría del Congreso está más preocupada por alimentar la guerra racista y xenófoba de Trump contra los inmigrantes que por encontrar una solución permanente para los DREAMers. Los miembros del Congreso en ambos lados del pasillo, incluidos varios de California, votaron a favor de este ómnibus entregado a Trump. Los más notables de los que votaron Sí son los Representantes locales Nancy Pelosi, Anna Eshoo, Jim Costa y David Valadao, con quienes SIREN se ha reunido recientemente para expresar nuestras preocupaciones. Para decirlo claramente, nos fallaron al respaldar su máquina de deportación y le dieron la espalda a los DREAMers con sus votos. El Congreso necesita desarrollar una columna vertebral y luchar contra la agenda de Trump que aterroriza a los inmigrantes en nuestras comunidades ".
 

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Hundreds of Youth Walkout and March to San Jose City Hall and Federal Building in Support of Clean DREAM Act and TPS and to Denounce Cruel ICE Enforcements

SIREN Press Release 3/6/18
Media Contact:
Erik Schnabel
Communications Manager
erik@siren-bayarea.org


Hundreds of Youth Walkout and March to San Jose City Hall and Federal Building in Support of Clean DREAM Act and TPS and to Denounce Cruel ICE Enforcements


Yesterday, hundreds of high school and college students walked out of classrooms across San Jose to urge congressional action on a Clean DREAM Act and Temporary Protective Status, and also denounce recent abusive ICE actions in Northern and Central California that resulted in the 232 people being detained. The local action, led by Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN), was part of a National Day of Action for a Clean DREAM Act, that saw actions all across the U.S. and a civil disobedience campaign in Washington D.C. urging Congress to act. As students converged on the plaza in front of San Jose City Hall, speakers took the stage to share why they felt the need for action that resulted in student walkouts. Several of the speakers who have received DACA addressed the personal impact of the Trump Administration ending the DACA program, and Congress failing to act to find a permanent solution for the affected young people. As student speaker Amairani Oronia said, “DACA has given me the opportunity to work and go to college. I have protection from immigration because of DACA but for how long?” Although speakers discussed how important DACA is to them, they were also clear that they weren’t willing to compromise their family members in order to get see DACA passed. Several of the speakers referred to various legislative solutions that have been discussed which proposed passage of DACA at the expense of criminalizing their parents for bringing them here or that pushed for the end of certain family categories in the family reunification immigrant program. Many of the speakers also denounced the recent ICE actions across Northern and Central California that occurred last week, which saw the arrest of 232 people. As has been well documented, ICE actions were extremely troubling and caused widespread panic among immigrant communities; with report of racial profiling, ICE vans driving around public parking lots, denial of detainees access to counsel, and various abusive practices. As SIREN Youth Leader, Nithya Badrinath stated in her speech, “ICE has deported, is deporting and wants to deport even more people who came to this country to chase the American Dream, the ideal that this country was founded on, to escape violence and hardship in their native countries, and to live a normal life where they can feel safe and protected”. After gathering at San Jose City Hall to hear the speakers, the youth then marched to the Robert F. Peckham Federal Building to continue the rally, before returning to San Jose City Hall to finish the action.

 

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SIREN Media Advisory: Immigrant youth participate in march for a clean DREAM Act, TPS, and to denounce ICE activity

For Immediate Release: Friday, March 2, 2018

Contact: Jeremy Barousse       

Director of Civic Engagement

jeremy@siren-bayarea.org

408-460-5807             



**SIREN MEDIA ADVISORY**

Friday, March 2, 2018

2:00 PM

 

Immigrant youth participate in march for a clean DREAM Act, TPS, and to denounce ICE activity


San José, CA - On Monday, March 5, 2018,  hundreds of students will be participating in Rally a march to urge Congress to pass a clean DREAM Act for over one million DREAMers, call for the reinstatement of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for countries that were terminated, and to denounce the heightened ICE activity in Northern California, especially the recent arrest of 232 people last week by ICE. The school walkouts come on the initial deadline that was announced by the Trump administration back in September 2017 as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to be officially terminated.

Led by the immigrant rights organization Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN), youth from across San José will be gathering at San José City Hall for a rally, spoken word, and participate in healing activities, and will then march to the Robert F. Peckham Federal Building for a program of speakers that include DACA recipients, Dreamers, educators, and immigrant rights activists.

“We are tired of waiting for Congress to act on finding a permanent solution for DREAMers,” said student Roberto Alvarez. “March 5 will be the date that we all rise up and tell Congress to stop delaying on a clean DREAM Act, to reinstate TPS, and to fight back against ICE activity in our local community.”

Program speakers will be available for interviews following the action.

 

WHO: DREAMers, immigrant youth, immigrant rights allies

WHAT: Youth march and rally in downtown San Jose to urge Congress to pass clean DREAM Act, reinstatement of TPS, and denounce local ICE activity

WHEN: Monday, March 5, 2018. Gather at 2 pm, rally to start at 2:30 pm.

WHERE: Gather San José City Hall, 200 E Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113 and march to Robert F. Peckham Federal Building located at 280 S. First St. San Jose, 95112.   

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Para Lanzamiento Inmediato: Viernes 2 de Marzo, 2018

Contacto: Erik Schnabel

Gerente de Communicaciones

erik@siren-bayarea.org

415-377-0387
 

**Consultivo de Medios de Comunicación: SIREN**

Viernes, 2 de Marzo, 2018

2:00PM



Jovenes Inmigrantes participan en marcha para un DREAM Act limpio, TPS, y para denunciar las actividades de ICE



San Jose, CA – El lunes 5 de Marzo, cientos de estudiantes van a reunirse para participar en una marcha para urgir al Congreso para que pasan un DREAM Act limpio param mas de un million de DREAMers, convocar la reinstalación de un Estatus Protector Temporanio (TPS) para los países que ya estaban terminados, y para denunciar el alto nivel de acción departe de ICE en el Norte de California, especialmente con los recientes arrestos departe de ICE de 232 personas la semana pasada. Las huelgas de la escuela se deben a la fecha inicial en la que la administración de Trump anucio en Septiembre del 2017 que el programa de DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) seria oficialmente terminado.

Dirigidos por la organización de derechos inmigratorios Servicios, Derecho Inmigratorios y Red Educativa (SIREN), jóvenes de todas partes de San Jose van a reunirse enfrete del Palacio Municipal de San Jose para una reunion, donde podrán hablar, participar en actividades de curación, y de ahí marcharan al edificio federal de Robert F. Peckham para un programa lleno de representantes que incluyen destinatarios de DACA, DREAMers, educadores, y activistas de derechos inmigratorios.

“Estamos cansados de esperar que el Congreso atue para encontrar una solución permanente para los DREAMers,”dice el alumno Roberto Alvarez. “El 5 de Marzo será la fecha en el que todos vamos a subirnos y decirle al Congreso que paren de demorar en obtener un DREAM Act limpio, que reinstalen TPS, y luchar encontra de las actividades de ICE en nuestra comunidad local.”

Parlantes del Programa podrán ser entrevistados después de la acción.

 

QUIEN: DREAMers, jóvenes inmigrantes, aliados de derechos inmigratorios

QUE: Reunion y marcha juvenil en el centro de San Jose para urgir al Congreso en pasar un DREAM Act limpio, reinstalar TPS, y denunciar la actividad local cometida por ICE

CUANDO: Lunes, 5 de Marzo del 2018. Reunirse a las 2pm, reunión empieza a las 2:30pm.

DONDE: Reunirse en el Palacio Municipal de San Jose, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113 y marchar al Edificio Federal Robert F. Peckham localizado en el 280 S. First St. San Jose, CA 95112
 

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SIREN Condemns Senate’s Failure to Find Solution for DREAMers and Racist Amendments to Senate Immigration Bill

Media Contact: Erik Schnabel, Development and Communications Manager
Phone Number: (408) 453-3003
Email: erik@siren-bayarea.org



This week, the Senate began the long anticipated debate on a bill to provide a solution for DREAMers which has been urgently needed since Trump ended the DACA program months ago. In reality, the stage for this bill began during the presidential campaign where Trump propelled to his eventual victory on racist anti-immigrant rhetoric and propaganda. 

The debate that began in the Senate this week was a natural result of this destructive campaign to demonize immigrants and people of color. Senators on both sides of the aisle caved into Trump’s agenda by introducing damaging amendments that continued the racist pandering  rather than focusing on a narrow solution for DREAMers. In the end, the Senate could not reach 60 votes on any amendments. 

SIREN has been weighing in with our California Senators throughout this debate, given that Senators Feinstein and Harris may have been convinced to vote for the worst amendments. We commend our California Senators for standing firm against harmful amendments that would have punished “sanctuary” jurisdictions and codified Trump’s immigration proposal to severely curtail family immigration, end the diversity visa program, and create a border wall. Yet, we are strongly disappointed that Senator Feinstein voted in favor of the Rounds-King amendment, the Immigration and Security Opportunity Act, which would have prevented the parents of DREAMers from being sponsored by their DREAMer children for a green card if they were involved in bringing their children to the US, eliminated the ability of green card holders to sponsor their unmarried adult children, placed an age cap on individuals being eligible for DREAM, appropriated $25 billion for a border wall, and codified Trump’s enforcement priorities to take away prosecutorial discretion.    

SIREN’s Executive Director Maricela Gutiérrez stated, “SIREN strongly condemns the introduction of the racist, anti-immigrant amendments and the Senate’s failure today to move forward with a narrow legislative solution for DREAMers. We are glad that enough Senators voted against the worst amendments but are saddened to see them unable to move forward with vote on a bill that focuses solely on DREAM and would enjoy bipartisan support. But this proves once again that the Senate needs to stop trying to package unacceptable amendments that many voters are opposed to and to instead urgently focus on a narrow solution for DREAMers. They should be making their decisions based on striving for justice and equality with a clean DREAM Act as their guiding light, not on demonization and lies set up by Trump. We will continue this fight and it is not yet over.. ”

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Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN) Speaks Out on Congressional Budget Vote That Once Again Ignored a Clean DREAM Act

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Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN) Speaks Out on Congressional Budget Vote That Once Again Ignored a Clean DREAM Act


In the middle of the night, the Senate and the House of Representatives disappointed 86% of America by passing a bill for a continuing budget resolution to keep the government open for the second time in three weeks. Despite the efforts to keep a conversation going to ensure a clean DREAM Act gets a fair vote in Congress, both Republicans and Democrats ignored the looming deadline to address the uncertainty that DREAMers face particularly as we quickly approach the March 5 DACA deadline. Disappointingly, a majority of our members of Congress chose to side with racism and dismiss the voices of millions of Americans to address the situation and voted to sell out DREAMers. 

SIREN condemns this callous attempt to ignore what is a serious and urgent crisis. Next week, the Senate is slated to take up an immigration bill which could be subjected to amendments that harm the immigrant community. SIREN Executive Director Maricela Gutiérrez commented, “Congress failed DREAMers and the immigrant community once again by passing a continuing resolution with no immigration solutions. Instead, too many members of Congress are showing their lack of concern for these brave young people. With the Senate debate expected next week, Congress cannot fail us again. Now is the time to ensure that Congress addresses this crisis and passes a bill that is a clean DREAM bill without a border wall, cuts to the family immigration system, or elimination of the diversity visa program  We need to make sure that Congress solves this crisis now and does not cave into the will of racists and a bully in the White House by supporting any anti-immigrant amendments."

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Red de Servicios, Derechos de los Inmigrantes y Educación (SIREN) Habla Sobre el Voto del Congreso Sobre El Presupuesto Que Una Vez Más Ignoró Una Acta de DREAM Limpia



En medio de la noche, el Senado y la Cámara de Representantes decepcionaron al 86% de los Estados Unidos al aprobar un proyecto de ley para una resolución presupuestaria continua para mantener el gobierno abierto por segunda vez en tres semanas. A pesar de los esfuerzos por mantener una conversación para garantizar que una Acta DREAM limpia tenga un voto justo en el Congreso, tanto republicanos como demócratas ignoraron la fecha límite inminente para abordar la incertidumbre que enfrentan los DREAMers cuando nos acercamos rápidamente a la fecha límite del 5 de marzo de DACA. Decepcionantemente, la mayoría de nuestros miembros del Congreso decidieron ponerse de parte del racismo y rechazar las voces de millones de estadounidenses para abordar la situación y votaron a favor de vender DREAMers.

SIREN condena este insensible intento de ignorar lo que es una crisis grave y urgente. La semana próxima, el Senado tiene previsto emprender un proyecto de ley de inmigración que podría estar sujeto a enmiendas que dañan a la comunidad inmigrante. La directora ejecutiva de SIREN, Maricela Gutiérrez, comentó: "El Congreso volvió a fallar a DREAMers y a la comunidad de inmigrantes al aprobar una resolución continua sin soluciones de inmigración. En cambio, muchos miembros del Congreso muestran su falta de preocupación por estos valientes jóvenes. Con el debate del Senado esperado la próxima semana, el Congreso no puede fallarnos de nuevo. Ahora es el momento de asegurar que el Congreso aborde esta crisis y apruebe un proyecto de ley que es una Acta de DREAM limpia sin muro fronterizo, recortes en el sistema de inmigración familiar o eliminación del programa de visas de diversidad. Debemos asegurarnos de que el Congreso resuelva esta crisis ahora y no cede a la voluntad de los racistas y un matón en la Casa Blanca apoyando cualquier enmienda anti-inmigrante ".