SIREN Statement Condemns Trump Administration on Failure to Meet Deadline to Reunite Families

SIREN Condemns the Trump Administration for Failing to Meet Family Reunification Deadline

Failure to meet the deadline has have left over a thousand children waiting to be reunited

Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) condemns the Trump administration today for not meeting the court-ordered deadline to reunite migrant children separated from their parents by July 26, 2018.

“This administration’s sole intent with these atrocious policies is to harm immigrant families,” said SIREN Executive Director,  Maricela Gutiérrez. “There are still over a thousand children still in agony and waiting to be reunited.”

As of earlier this week, over 1,500 families had been potentially cleared for reunification but have not been reunited. The administration reported that they have reunited just 34% of children separated from their families.

“This is another link in the chain in Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda,” said Gutiérrez. “These policies of separating immigrant children are bigoted and promote hatred. We won’t stand for this.”


SIREN’s mission is to empower low-income immigrants and refugees through community education and organizing, leadership development, policy advocacy, civic engagement  and legal 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.

Maricela Gutiérrez - Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network

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Families Belong Together/ No Separen Familias

Dear Friends,

Our worst fears have become reality. We are witnessing one of the worst crimes on humanity as the Trump administration has created modern day concentration camps, and is inflicting life-long trauma on innocent children.  There is nothing more painful and devastating than to hear the sound of children crying because they have been snatched away from the arms of their parents. This is not the America we have known.

As allies we must all stand for what is right. Every human being deserves dignity and respect. Immigrants and refugees have enriched this nation with their idealism and hard work for centuries. We must respect their rights and cherish their contributions to America’s greatness.

We ask you to join us in supporting our legal defense work on behalf of immigrants in Northern and Central California. The need is tremendous, and we need your help.

Join SIREN in fighting for justice. Donate here today. #FamiliesBelongTogether #SIRENDemandsJustice


Maricela Gutiérrez

Queridos amigos, 

Nuestros peores temores se han convertido en realidad. Estamos presenciando uno de los peores crímenes en la humanidad ya que la administración Trump ha creado campos de concentración modernos y está causando un trauma de por vida a niños inocentes. No hay nada más doloroso y devastador que escuchar el llanto de niños inocentes porque han sido arrebatados de los brazos de sus padres. Este no es el país que hemos conocido. 

Como aliados de los inmigrantes, todos debemos defender lo que es justo y correcto. Todo ser humano merece dignidad y respeto. Los inmigrantes y refugiados han enriquecido a esta nación con su idealismo y dedicación a través de los siglos. Debemos respetar sus derechos y valorar sus contribuciones a la grandeza de este país. 

Le pedimos que apoye nuestro trabajo de defensa legal en nombre de los inmigrantes en el norte y centro de California. La necesidad es tremenda, y necesitamos su ayuda. 

Únete a SIREN en la lucha por la justicia. Done aquí hoy. #FamiliesBelongTogether #SIRENDemandsJustice 


Maricela Gutiérrez

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.

Attorney General Sessions’ War on Immigrants/ La Guerra en Contra de los Inmigrantes

This past week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that 100% of immigrants apprehended at the border will be referred to the Department of Justice for prosecution, and that children will be separated from their parents and taken to the Department of Health and Human Services. This administration is trampling on the dignity and rights of immigrants and refugees, and we cannot stand for this!

As this administration continues to demonstrate its overt hatred for immigrants and refugees, now more than ever, we must mobilize to support those being targeted by the hate and vile of the Trump Administration.

Our nation’s history has demonstrated that the most powerful tool to utilize against hateful policies of the moment is proper access to legal representation. Despite the Attorney General’s position, the families being detained have rights as afforded by the laws of our nation, and together we must fight for them.

Locally, we must come together to provide our immigrant and refugees families with access to critical legal services.

If you would like to assist us in providing our immigrant and refugee community with access to legal representation, please donate to our Legal Defense Fund.

Every dollar you contribute will go directly to fund an immigration attorney that will advocate for those in need of our support.

Thank you for your support.


In solidarity,

Maricela Gutiérrez

Executive Director



La semana pasada, el Fiscal General Jeff Sessions anunció que el 100% de los inmigrantes detenidos en la frontera serán remitidos al Departamento de Justicia para su enjuiciamiento, y que los niños serán separados de sus padres y llevados al Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos. ¡Esta administración está pisoteando la dignidad y los derechos de inmigrantes y refugiados, y no podemos tolerar esto!

A medida que este gobierno continúa demostrando su odio manifiesto por los inmigrantes y los refugiados, ahora más que nunca, debemos movilizarnos para apoyar a aquellos que estan siendo atacados con del odio y la vileza de la Administración Trump.

La historia de nuestra nación ha demostrado que la herramienta más poderosa para utilizar contra las políticas de odio del momento es el acceso adecuado a la representación legal. A pesar de la posición del Fiscal General, las familias detenidas tienen derechos establecidos por las leyes de nuestra nación, y juntos debemos luchar por ellos.

Localmente, debemos unirnos para proporcionar a nuestras familias de inmigrantes y refugiados acceso a servicios legales críticos.

Si desea ayudarnos a brindarle a nuestra comunidad de inmigrantes y refugiados acceso a representación legal, los invitamos a hacer una donación a nuestro Fondo de Defensa Legal.

Cada dólar que usted contribuya irá directamente para financiar a un abogado de inmigración que luchará por aquellos que necesitan nuestro apoyo.

Gracias por su apoyo.


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SIREN Condemns Trump Administration’s Ending of TPS for Honduras

Press Contact:
Erik Schnabel, Communications Manager


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


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


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.

Maricela Gutiérrez - Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network

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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, 650-942-4602


**Press Release**

Saturday, April 28



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

Maricela Gutiérrez - Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network


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

Media Contact: Erik Schnabel, Communications Manager


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

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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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





Tuesday, April 24, 2018



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




Contacto: Jeremy Barousse

 Director de Civic Engagement, SIREN

 Tel. 408-460-5807



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

Maricela Gutiérrez - Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network

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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

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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SIREN Comunicado de prensa 23/03/18
Contacto con los medios
: Erik Schnabel
Gerente de comunicaciones

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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