SIREN Condemns Supreme Court Ruling/ SIREN Condena El Fallo De La Corte Suprema

Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN) Condemns Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Muslim Ban

 

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a shameful ruling that sided with hate in upholding the Muslim ban. The Muslim ban has been in effect since December 2017 for certain nationals from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Venezuela, and Yemen. In a narrow 5-4 ruling, a divided Supreme Court endorsed the bigotry of the Trump Administration by allowing the ban to continue. Below is a statement from Maricela Gutiérrez, Executive Director of Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN). 

 

“Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court allowing the Muslim ban to remain in effect will go down as a dark chapter in American history. This ruling repeats the Court’s shameful legacy that previously allowed the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, slavery of African Americans, and racial segregation. History has viewed these rulings as a stain on this country’s past. The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Trump Administration’s white supremacist agenda. The hatred of immigrants and refugees by this Administration knows no bounds as we have seen with families being separated at the border and the incarceration of asylum seekers. 

 

We are reminded that progress and change comes from the people, not just the courts. We stand with our Muslim neighbors, friends, and families as we continue this fight for the American values of justice, equality, and diversity. Despite the Supreme Court’s decision, we believe that in the end justice will prevail. SIREN is committed to working with community leaders and activists to promote the importance of civic engagement and pro-immigrant public policy. Our team of SIREN lawyers will continue fighting fiercely to show that immigrants and refugees are here to stay. The Constitution of the United States and our founding values built upon the idealism and sacrifices of immigrant visionaries will triumph over racism and hatred. We must keep pushing ahead.”


Services, Immigrant Rights, And Education Network (SIREN) Condena El Fallo De La Corte Suprema En Defensa De La Prohibición De Los Musulmanes

 

Hoy, la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos emitió una sentencia vergonzosa que se alineó con el odio en la defensa de la prohibición musulmana. La prohibición musulmana ha estado en vigor desde diciembre de 2017 para ciertos ciudadanos de Irán, Libia, Corea del Norte, Somalia, Venezuela y Yemen. En un estrecho fallo de 5-4, la Corte Suprema dividida respaldó el fanatismo de la Administración Trump al permitir que la prohibición continúe. A continuación se encuentra una declaración de Maricela Gutiérrez, Directora Ejecutiva de Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN).

 

"El fallo de hoy de la Corte Suprema que permite que la prohibición musulmana permanezca en vigencia pasará a ser un capítulo oscuro en la historia estadounidense. Este fallo repite el vergonzoso legado de la Corte que anteriormente permitía el internamiento de estadounidenses de origen japonés durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, la esclavitud de afroamericanos y la segregación racial. La historia ha visto estas resoluciones como una mancha en el pasado de este país. La Corte Suprema se ha pronunciado a favor de la agenda de la supremacía blanca de la administración Trump. El odio de inmigrantes y refugiados por parte de esta Administración no conoce límites, como hemos visto con las familias separadas en la frontera y el encarcelamiento de los solicitantes de asilo.

 

Se nos recuerda que el progreso y el cambio provienen de las personas, no solo de los tribunales. Apoyamos a nuestros vecinos, amigos y familias musulmanas mientras continuamos esta lucha por los valores estadounidenses de justicia, igualdad y diversidad. A pesar de la decisión de la Corte Suprema, creemos que al final la justicia prevalecerá. SIREN se compromete a trabajar con los líderes y activistas de la comunidad para promover la importancia del compromiso cívico y la política pública proinmigrante. Nuestro equipo de abogados de SIREN continuará luchando ferozmente para demostrar que los inmigrantes y los refugiados llegaron para quedarse. La Constitución de los Estados Unidos y nuestros valores fundacionales construidos sobre el idealismo y los sacrificios de los visionarios inmigrantes triunfarán contra el racismo y el odio. Debemos seguir adelante."

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Maricela Gutierrez - Executive Director
Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network
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ACTION ALERT: Tell Valadao to Keep Families Together and Oppose Ryan Immigration Bill

This message follows in Spanish.

 

ACTION ALERT: Tell Valadao to Keep Families Together and Oppose Ryan Immigration Bill

Dear SIREN Supporter,

The Trump Administration has put into place a policy that requires criminal prosecution of everyone who crosses the Southwest border without papers. This is a heartless and shameful policy resulting in the cruel separation of children from their parents, indefinite detention of families, and likely drastic reductions in valid asylum claims. How should we treat immigrants and families crossing the border? As human beings with dignity and they deserve communities not cages – plain and simple.

Rep. David Valadao has posted a survey on his website asking whether immigrants should be criminally prosecuted and separated from their families. The answer? Families belong together – period. This week, Congress will be taking up Speaker Ryan’s harsh anti-immigrant bill  expected to have a number of inhumane provisions including: keeping children in jail, funding family immigration jails, funding a border wall, and making it drastically harder to get asylum. And Representative Valadao will be a KEY vote. Last week, he already voted against a dangerous immigration bill led by known immigrant hater Rep. Goodlatte – let’s make sure he votes NO on Speaker Ryan’s bill as well!

Call and tweet at Representative Valadao to send this message. You can use the following script:

 

“My name is ____________ and I live in _____________. I am calling to say that immigrants coming into this country should NOT be criminally prosecuted and that families should NOT be separated. I was glad to see Rep. Valadao voted no on Rep. Goodlatte’s harsh anti-immigrant bill. I urge him to also vote NO on Speaker Ryan’s bill which will result in more children and families being kept in jail and make it more difficult to get asylum. Can I count on his NO vote to the Ryan bill? Thank you.”

 

Contact information for Rep. Valadao:

  • DC Office: (202) 225-4695
  • Hanford Office: (559) 582-5526
  • Bakersfield Office: (661) 864-7736
  • Twitter handle: @RepDavidValadao

 

Make your voice heard in the fight to keep families together!


ALERTA DE ACCIÓN: Dile a Valadao que mantenga unidas a las familias y se oponga a la Ley de Inmigración de Ryan



Estimado Seguidor de SIREN,

La Administración de Trump ha puesto en práctica una política que exige el enjuiciamiento penal de todos los que cruzan la frontera del Suroeste sin papeles. Esta es una política desalmada y vergonzosa que resulta en la cruel separación de los niños de sus padres, la detención indefinida de las familias y las reducciones drásticas en las solicitudes de asilo válidas. ¿Cómo debemos tratar a los inmigrantes y las familias que cruzan la frontera? Como seres humanos con dignidad, se merecen comunidades, no jaulas, simple y sencillamente.

El representante David Valadao ha publicado una encuesta en su sitio web preguntando si los inmigrantes deben ser procesados enalmente y separados de sus familias. ¿La respuesta? Las familias deberían permanecer juntas - punto. Esta semana, el Congreso retomará el severo proyecto de ley antiinmigrante de Ryan, que prevé una serie de disposiciones inhumanas que incluyen: mantener a los niños en la cárcel, financiar cárceles de inmigración, financiar un muro fronterizo y dificultar drásticamente la obtención de asilo. Y el Representante Valadao será un voto CLAVE. La semana pasada, él votó en contra de un peligroso proyecto de ley de inmigración encabezado por el conocido enemigo de los inmigrantes Representante. Goodlatte, ¡Asegurémonos de que vote NO en la cuenta del presidente Ryan!

Llame y twittee al Representante Valadao con este mensaje:


"Mi nombre es ____________ y ivo en _____________. Llamo para decir que los inmigrantes que ingresan a este país NO deben ser enjuiciados penalmente y que las familias NO deben separarse. Me alegré de ver que el Representante Valadao votó no sobre el severo proyecto de ley antiinmigrante del Rep. Goodlatte. Le pido que también vote NO al proyecto de ley del presidente Ryan, lo que resultará en más niños y familias encarcelados y hará que sea más difícil obtener asilo. ¿Puedo contar con su NO voto a la cuenta de Ryan? Gracias."



Información de contacto de Rep. Valadao:

Oficina de DC: (202) 225-4695
Oficina de Hanford: (559) 582-5526
Oficina de Bakersfield: (661) 864-7736
Manejo de Twitter: @RepDavidValadao


Haz que tu voz se escuche en la lucha para mantener a las familias unidas.


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

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DEADLINE EXTENDED // PLAZO EXTENDIDO

EXTENDED DEADLINE: TUESDAY 29, 2018 at 11:59 PM

2018 Liberation Youth Summer Institute:

 

The Summer Liberation Youth Institute is a program designed to empower immigrant youth with grassroots community organizing, policy advocacy, civic engagement, and campaign development tools to build a movement for social justice. Youth will engage in critical discussions on systems of oppression and privilege, education access, LGBTQ issues, racial  and economic equity, problem solving strategies, organizing and much more! 

 

Participants will gain skills in:  immigration policy advocacy 101, campaign planning, civic engagement, political education, media training, community organizing, and will have the opportunity to attend field trips to; social justice and advocacy events, and conduct legislative  visits. 

 

Program Dates: 10 sessions (10 am -5 pm)
 June 14, June 16*, June 19, June 20, June 23*, June 26, 
June 28, June 30*, July 3, July 5 (*Saturdays)

Program Graduation: Monday July 9, 2018 (5:30 -7:00 PM)

*Participants will receive a stipend* 

EXTENDED DEADLINE:  TUESDAY MAY 29, 2018 BY 11:59 PM

Questions?  Email youth@siren-bayarea.org


PLAZO EXTENDIDO: MARTES 29 DE MAYO DE 2018 A LAS 11:59 PM

2018 INSTITUTO DE VERANO DE LIBERACIÓN PARA JÓVENES:

 

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El Instituto de Verano de Liberacion para jóvenes es un programa diseñado para empoderar a los jóvenes inmigrantes con conocimiento acerca de como apoyar las políticas y leyes, herramientas de compromiso cívico y de desarrollo de campañas para construir un movimiento para la justicia social.Los jóvenes participarán en discusiones críticas sobre los sistemas de opresión y privilegios, acceso a la educación, LGBTQ, injusticia racial, desigualdad económica, estrategias de resolución de problemas, y mucho más. 

 

Los participantes obtendrán habilidades de política de inmigración, defensa de la deportación, planificación de campañas, compromiso cívico, asuntos sociales, organización comunitaria, y tendrán la oportunidad de asistir a eventos de justicia social y defensa, oficinas legislativas para reunirse e interactuar con funcionarios electos y líderes comunitarios. 
¡El instituto tiene como objetivo capacitar a los jóvenes a entender problemas sociales y aprender a como apoyar el cambio social!

 

Fechas del programa: 10 sesiones (10 a.m. -5 p.m.)
14 de junio, 16 de junio *, 19 de junio, 20 de junio, 23 de junio *, 
26 de junio, 28 de junio, 30 de junio *, 3 de julio, 5 de julio (* sábados)
Graduación del programa: 9 de julio (5:30 -7: 00 PM) 

*Los participantes recibirán un beca* 

¿Preguntas?Mande un correo electrónico a youth@siren-bayarea.org 

Trump Administration’s Efforts to De-humanize Immigrants

This week, the Trump administration has put on full display their core belief that immigrants and refugees are not worthy of human dignity and respect. The president himself, while meeting with law enforcement officials, referred to immigrants as “animals.” His comments are consistent with his and his administration’s desire to cleanse the country of immigrants and refugees, and to deny the positive contributions that immigrants have made for generations. Furthermore, top national media outlets reported this week that the Trump administration was exploring the use of military bases for warehousing immigrant children detained at the border. While history is filled with tyrants who have spread hate and lies to justify their trails of blood and destruction, SIREN will not stand for history to repeat itself. “The United States of America is in crisis as its core values are being challenged by racist, anti-immigrant officials in the new administration. They have left no room for misinterpretation when they are callously referring to immigrants as below human, and when immigrant children are being stripped of their innocence. These are not the actions of a civil society. SIREN is more vested than ever in fighting this administration to ensure that immigrants and their children are treated humanely, with dignity and respect. We will continue to mobilize voters and educate the community about their rights until the hateful rhetoric and actions of this administration are stopped,” said Maricela Gutiérrez, Executive Director of SIREN.


Los Esfuerzos de la Administración Trump para Deshumanizar a los Inmigrantes

Esta semana, la administración de Trump ha puesto de manifiesto su creencia fundamental de que los inmigrantes y refugiados no son dignos de la dignidad y el respeto. El propio presidente, mientras se reunía con oficiales de la ley, se refirió a los inmigrantes como "animales." Sus comentarios son consistentes con su deseo y la de su administración de limpiar el país de inmigrantes y refugiados, y de negar las contribuciones positivas que los inmigrantes han hecho por generaciones. Además, los principales medios de comunicación nacionales informaron esta semana que la administración Trump estaba explorando el uso de bases militares para el almacenamiento de niños inmigrantes detenidos en la frontera. Mientras que la historia está llena de tiranos que han difundido odio y mentiras para justificar sus rastros de sangre y destrucción, SIREN no tolerará que la historia se repita.  "Los Estados Unidos de América está en crisis ya que sus valores fundamentales están siendo desafiados por funcionarios racistas y anti- inmigrantes dentro de la administración Trump. No han dejado lugar a interpretaciones erróneas cuando se refieren cruelmente a los inmigrantes como inferiores a los humanos, y cuando a los niños inmigrantes se les despoja de su inocencia. Estas no son las acciones de una sociedad civil. SIREN está más comprometida que nunca en luchar contra esta administración para garantizar que los inmigrantes y sus hijos reciban un trato humano, con dignidad y respeto. Continuaremos movilizando a los votantes y educando a la comunidad sobre sus derechos hasta que se detengan la odiosa retórica y las acciones de esta administración ", dijo Maricela Gutiérrez, directora ejecutiva de SIREN.

2018 Liberation youth Institute // 2018 INSTITUTO DE VERANO DE LIBERACIÓN

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The Summer Liberation Youth Institute is a program designed to empower immigrant youth with grassroots community organizing, policy advocacy, civic engagement, and campaign development tools to build a movement for social justice. Youth will engage in critical discussions on systems of oppression and privilege, education access, LGBTQ issues, racial  and economic equity, problem solving strategies, organizing and much more! 

Participants will gain skills in:  immigration policy advocacy 101, campaign planning, civic engagement, political education, media training, community organizing, and will have the opportunity to attend field trips to; social justice and advocacy events, and conduct legislative  visits. 

Program Dates: 10 sessions (10 am -5 pm)
 June 14, June 16*, June 19, June 20, June 23*, June 26, 
June 28, June 30*, July 3, July 5 (*Saturdays)

Program Graduation: Monday July 9, 2018 (5:30 -7:00 PM)

*Participants will receive a stipend* 

DEADLINE: MONDAY MAY 21, 2018 BY 11:59 PM

Questions?  Email youth@siren-bayarea.org 

 

2018 INSTITUTO DE VERANO DE LIBERACIÓN PARA JÓVENES:

El Instituto de Verano de Liberacion para jóvenes es un programa diseñado para empoderar a los jóvenes inmigrantes con conocimiento acerca de como apoyar las políticas y leyes, herramientas de compromiso cívico y de desarrollo de campañas para construir un movimiento para la justicia social.Los jóvenes participarán en discusiones críticas sobre los sistemas de opresión y privilegios, acceso a la educación, LGBTQ, injusticia racial, desigualdad económica, estrategias de resolución de problemas, y mucho más. 

Los participantes obtendrán habilidades de política de inmigración, defensa de la deportación, planificación de campañas, compromiso cívico, asuntos sociales, organización comunitaria, y tendrán la oportunidad de asistir a eventos de justicia social y defensa, oficinas legislativas para reunirse e interactuar con funcionarios electos y líderes comunitarios. 
¡El instituto tiene como objetivo capacitar a los jóvenes a entender problemas sociales y aprender a como apoyar el cambio social!

Fechas del programa: 10 sesiones (10 a.m. -5 p.m.)
14 de junio, 16 de junio *, 19 de junio, 20 de junio, 23 de junio *, 
26 de junio, 28 de junio, 30 de junio *, 3 de julio, 5 de julio (* sábados)
Graduación del programa: 9 de julio (5:30 -7: 00 PM) 

 

*Los participantes recibirán un beca* 

¿Preguntas?Mande un correo electrónico a youth@siren-bayarea.org

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Maricela Gutiérrez - Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network

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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.”

Maricela Gutierrez - Executive Director
Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network

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Services, Immigrants Rights, and Education Network (SIREN) Condemns Lawsuit by U.S. Department of “Justice” Over California’s Policies

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

 
SIREN strongly condemns U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit against California’s laws to protect immigrants. Specifically, the lawsuit challenges provisions of three policies enacted in California: the Immigrant Workers Protection Act (AB 450), oversight of the immigration detention system through AB 103, and the California Values Act (SB 54). 

These policies were passed as a direct response to pushing back against the racist war on immigrants launched by Jeff Sessions and the Trump Administration. In the last few weeks, the Trump Administration has carried out Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) actions that included racial profiling, denial of access to counsel, increased enforcement at worksites, and detention of immigrants.  The policies that California, as well as local jurisdictions have enacted ensure greater oversight over detention abuses, provide rights to immigrant workers affected by immigration enforcement at their place of employment, and limit state and local law enforcement agencies in facilitating the deportation of community members. Sessions and Trump have long been intent on punishing California for our compassion and standing on the right side of justice.   

SIREN’s Executive Director Maricela Gutierrez stated, “Attorney General Sessions has proven repeatedly that he is motivated to act based on racism and misunderstanding of the law. He has shown that he will use the Department of Justice to carry out a war on immigrants, communities of color, and the Constitution. Jeff Sessions is one of the leaders’ of this Administration’s white supremacist agenda and he clearly brought his racist agenda with him to Sacramento today. California will continue to fight this Administration in the courts, in the legislature, and in the streets. ” 

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SIREN Condemns ICE Actions in Northern and Central California this Weekend/SIREN condena las acciones de ICE en el norte y centro de California

SIREN adamantly condemns ICE’s continued tactics to separate and terrorize families California. Their use of strong-arm enforcement actions and using tactics to instill fear in immigrant community has continued to spread terror.  ICE has confirmed up to 150 arrests over the last several days in Northern and Central California.  Local rapid response networks received reports of racial profiling and arrests in a convenience store, which makes it clear that ICE’s campaign of targeting undocumented immigrants, particularly Latino immigrants, is based on racism and intimidation. What is especially evident, is that the Trump Administration is seeking to send a message to California that it will continue to terrorize immigrant communities and will stop at nothing to push its racist agenda.

In this moment, SIREN is sending a clear message to immigrant communities reassuring them that immigrant rights advocates stand with them as ICE engages in its fear-based campaign. Communities should remain vigilant at all times about potential ICE actions and not just when there are coordinated actions like what occurred these past few days. It’s important for the the community to know that ICE actions don’t occur in the form of large-scale raids, but rather ICE can show up in the community, intimidate people, and even arrest individuals in public spaces. There are also reports of ICE using deception, such as forcing consent from people; using various types of warrants, regulations, and legal tactics; and coercing people to sign their deportation orders. Community members should always take precautions when they may come into contact with ICE and should always exercise their constitutional rights during these interactions and develop family preparedness plans in the event a loved one is picked up by ICE. People should also be forceful about exercising their rights so they can avoid losing their due process protections. Community members are encouraged to join SIREN’s Rapid Response texting system by texting “SIREN” to (201) 468-6088 to report ICE activity and receive community alerts . If you encounter ICE, please communicate the details via text to SIREN right away. By signing up, you’ll also get immediate notification when we confirm ICE presence in the community. To learn more about SIREN’s Rapid Response Texting Platform and about your constitutional rights please visit our webpage presence in the community. To learn more about SIREN’s Rapid Response Texting Platform and about your constitutional rights please visit our webpage at http://www.siren-bayarea.org/rapid-response-network/. If people have additional legal questions, they can come to our Free weekly legal clinics that take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays at our offices at 1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108 between the hours of 9am-5pm. SIREN also has an upcoming Family Emergency Plan workshop for Spanish speakers on “How To Prepare Your Family Emergency Plan” in the event a loved one is placed in detention or deportation proceedings , this Thursday at 6:00pm at our San Jose Office located at 1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108, San José or you can email: action@siren-bayarea.org or call (408)453-3017 for additional information. The Facebook page for this event is: https://www.facebook.com/events/543509959360539/ 

As a reminder, you have rights. Under the U.S. Constitution, we all have the following rights regardless of immigration status, including:

  • Remain calm and don’t run.
  • You have the right to remain silent.
  • You have the right to an attorney.
  • You have the right to document ICE’s activity.
  • If ICE shows up to your house, don’t open the door. Ask for a judicial warrant signed by a judge.
  • Do not sign any documentation.
  • Don’t answer any questions without the presence of attorney.
  • Do not show any false or foreign documents.
  • Never lie to ICE!


For media inquiries: mediainquiries@siren-bayarea.org
 

La Red de Servicios, Derechos de Inmigrantes y Educación (SIREN) condena las acciones de ICE en el Norte y en el Valle Central de California
 

SIREN condena terminantemente las tácticas continuas de ICE para separar y aterrorizar a las familias en California. Acciones de aplicación de tácticas continuas para infundir temor en la comunidad inmigrante continuaron. ICE ha confirmado hasta 150 arrestos en los últimos días en el Norte y Valle Central de California. Las redes locales de respuesta rápida recibieron informes de perfiles raciales y arrestos en una tienda de conveniencia, lo que deja en claro que la campaña de ICE para atacar a inmigrantes indocumentados, en particular inmigrantes latinos, se basa en el racismo y la intimidación. Lo que es especialmente evidente, es que la Administración Trump está tratando de enviar un mensaje a California que continuará aterrorizando a las comunidades de inmigrantes y no se detendrá ante nada para impulsar su agenda racista.

En este momento, SIREN está enviando un mensaje claro a las comunidades de inmigrantes asegurándoles que los defensores de los derechos de los inmigrantes los respaldan a medida que ICE se involucra en su campaña basada en el miedo. Las comunidades deben permanecer vigilantes en todo momento sobre las posibles acciones de ICE y no solo cuando hay acciones coordinadas como las que ocurrieron en los últimos días. Es importante que la comunidad sepa que las acciones de ICE no ocurren en forma de redadas a gran escala, sino que ICE puede aparecer en la comunidad, intimidar a la gente e incluso arrestar a personas en espacios públicos. También hay informes de ICE usando engaños, como forzar el consentimiento de las personas; usando varios tipos de órdenes, regulaciones y tácticas legales; y coaccionando a las personas a firmar sus órdenes de deportación. Los miembros de la comunidad siempre deben tomar precauciones cuando tengan contacto con La Migra y siempre deben ejercer sus derechos constitucionales durante estas interacciones y desarrollar planes de preparación familiar en caso de que La Migra recoja a un ser querido. Las personas también deben ser contundentes a la hora de ejercer sus derechos para evitar perder las protecciones. Se alienta a los miembros de la comunidad a unirse al sistema de mensajes de texto de respuesta rápida de SIREN enviando un mensaje de texto a "SIREN" al (201) 468-6088npara informar la actividad de ICE y recibir alertas comunitarias. Si las personas se encuentran con La Migra, comunique los detalles de inmediato para que otras personas lo sepan. Al registrarse, también recibirá una notificación inmediata cuando confirmemos la presencia de La Migra en la comunidad. Para obtener más información sobre la plataforma de mensajes de Respuesta Rápida de SIREN y sobre sus derechos constitucionales, visite nuestra página web en http://www.siren-bayarea.org/rapid-response-network/. Si las personas tienen preguntas legales adicionales, pueden acudir a nuestras clínicas legales semanales gratuitas que tienen lugar los miércoles y jueves en nuestras oficinas en 1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108 entre las horas de 9 am a 5 pm. SIREN también tiene un taller de Plan de de Seguridad Familiar para hispanohablantes sobre "Cómo preparar su plan de emergencia familiar" en caso de que un ser querido sea puesto en detención o en proceso de deportación, este jueves a las 6:00 p.m. en nuestra oficina de San José ubicada en 1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108, San José o puede enviar un correo electrónico a: action@siren-bayarea.org o llamar al (408)453-3017 para obtener información adicional. La pagina de Facebook por esta evento es: https://www.facebook.com/events/543509959360539/

Como recordatorio, tienes derechos. Según la Constitución de los EE. UU., Todos tenemos los siguientes derechos independientemente de su estado migratorio. Si se enfrentan con La Migra:

  • Mantener la calma y no correr..
  • Mantenerse callado.
  • Exigir un abogado.
  • Documentar cuando La Migra entra ensu casa..
  • Si ICE aparece en su casa, no abrir la puerta. Pida una orden judicial firmada por un juez.
  • No firmar ninguna documentación.
  • No contestar ninguna pregunta sin la presencia de un abogado.
  • No mostar documentos falsos o extranjeros..
  • ¡Nunca le mienta a La Migra!

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The Fight for DREAMers Continues!

Last year SIREN received the news that President Trump was ending the DACA program with shock, anger and sadness. We channeled these feelings into our policy and advocacy work, in the hopes that we could get a permanent legislative solution for DACA recipients.

To our surprise, just a few weeks ago, a court ruling allowed for a re-opening of the DACA renewal process, providing a temporary ray of light in the fight for justice for DREAMers. This has created a small window of time to be able to submit DACA renewals.  

SIREN’s legal team is trying to submit as many DACA renewals as possible before things may change. Although our team is already at capacity in providing legal services to the immigrant community, we are directing all of our energy to ensuring that we can help as many people as possible. We are proud to share that the entire DACA renewal process has been free through SIREN, as we are processing these renewals at no-cost, and ensuring that the $495 application renewal fee is waived.

But we need your help today! In order to be able to continue to provide free legal help with DACA renewal applications, and to cover all the applications fees at no cost to the applicant, SIREN needs your financial support.

Your donation ensures that we can hire additional lawyers to help keep up with the increased demand. We would like to also train additional volunteers to take some of the burden off of our attorneys to lighten their load and provide more capacity to complete applications.

Your donation today can help make a difference in the lives of local DACA recipients, and ensure that they have the support they need to renew their application and continue to fight for a permanent solution.

Will you please make a donation today to help SIREN help DACA renewal applicants today? Donate here.  Thank you for your continued support.

In community spirit,

Maricela Gutiérrez

Executive Director

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

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


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 ".