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Youth for Justice Meetings// Reuniones Para Jóvenes
Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

Youth for Justice Meetings// Reuniones Para Jóvenes

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Do you want to...
- Support and protect immigrants rights
- Fight for DACA and Clean Dream Act
- Lead local, state and federal efforts to protect immigrants
- Develop policy advocacy, organizing, and leadership development skills
- Expand your networks and get to know other youth fight for justice!

Quieres...
- Apoyar y proteger los derechos de los inmigrantes
- Lucha por DACA y Clean Dream Act
- Dirigir los esfuerzos locales, estatales y federales para proteger a los inmigrantes
- Desarrollar habilidades de promoción de políticas, organización y desarrollo de liderazgo
- ¡Expande tus redes y conoce a otros jóvenes que luchan por la justicia!

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Youth for Justice Meetings// Reuniones Para Jóvenes
Nov
28
5:30 PM17:30

Youth for Justice Meetings// Reuniones Para Jóvenes

  • pin Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you want to...
- Support and protect immigrants rights
- Fight for DACA and Clean Dream Act
- Lead local, state and federal efforts to protect immigrants
- Develop policy advocacy, organizing, and leadership development skills
- Expand your networks and get to know other youth fight for justice!

Quieres...
- Apoyar y proteger los derechos de los inmigrantes
- Lucha por DACA y Clean Dream Act
- Dirigir los esfuerzos locales, estatales y federales para proteger a los inmigrantes
- Desarrollar habilidades de promoción de políticas, organización y desarrollo de liderazgo
- ¡Expande tus redes y conoce a otros jóvenes que luchan por la justicia!

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Youth for Justice Meetings// Reuniones Para Jóvenes
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

Youth for Justice Meetings// Reuniones Para Jóvenes

  • pin Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you want to...
- Support and protect immigrants rights
- Fight for DACA and Clean Dream Act
- Lead local, state and federal efforts to protect immigrants
- Develop policy advocacy, organizing, and leadership development skills
- Expand your networks and get to know other youth fight for justice!

Quieres...
- Apoyar y proteger los derechos de los inmigrantes
- Lucha por DACA y Clean Dream Act
- Dirigir los esfuerzos locales, estatales y federales para proteger a los inmigrantes
- Desarrollar habilidades de promoción de políticas, organización y desarrollo de liderazgo
- ¡Expande tus redes y conoce a otros jóvenes que luchan por la justicia!

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Youth for Justice Meetings// Reuniones Para Jóvenes
Oct
24
5:30 PM17:30

Youth for Justice Meetings// Reuniones Para Jóvenes

  • pin Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you want to...
- Support and protect immigrants rights
- Fight for DACA and Clean Dream Act
- Lead local, state and federal efforts to protect immigrants
- Develop policy advocacy, organizing, and leadership development skills
- Expand your networks and get to know other youth fight for justice!

Quieres...
- Apoyar y proteger los derechos de los inmigrantes
- Lucha por DACA y Clean Dream Act
- Dirigir los esfuerzos locales, estatales y federales para proteger a los inmigrantes
- Desarrollar habilidades de promoción de políticas, organización y desarrollo de liderazgo
- ¡Expande tus redes y conoce a otros jóvenes que luchan por la justicia!

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Santa Clara County Sheriff Candidate Forum
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Santa Clara County Sheriff Candidate Forum

Come and hear the candidates for Santa Clara County Sheriff and their stances on immigration and public safety.

There is free parking underground in the Mountain View City Hall parking garage.

Translation will be provided for monolingual Spanish speakers.

This event is Free and open to the public, we ask that you do RSVP at 

For any questions you can email action@siren-bayarea.org

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Oct
11
12:30 PM12:30

ACTION ALERT: At SIREN, We Stand Up and Fight for Immigrants! // ALERTA DE ACCIÓN: En SIREN, Nos Levantamos y Luchamos Por Los Inmigrantes

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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Contact: mediainquiries@siren-bayarea.org; (408) 453-3003

Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN) Condemns Trump’s Proposed Rules Attacking Low-Income Immigrants 

Community members and allies urged to submit public comment

Today, the Trump Administration officially published its proposed rule to drastically limit the ability for immigrants to get a green card or change their visas, particularly those who are low-income or use various public benefits. The proposed rule would expand the definition of “public charge” to factor in use of various public benefits such as food and nutrition assistance, certain health care benefits, and housing and rental assistance. It would also expand factors that could weigh negatively in public charge determinations including being low-income, applying for an immigration application fee waiver, limited English proficient or having certain health conditions, among others. If approved, this could be heavily considered when denying an individual a green card. It is important to note that this rule has not yet gone into effect and immigrants who are currently eligible for those programs can continue to use them. The public has an opportunity to comment opposing these rules until December 10.

The following is a statement from Maricela Gutiérrez, Executive Director of Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN):

“It is unconscionable that the Trump Administration is proposing to punish low-income immigrant communities by essentially forcing them to choose between getting support with health care, food, and housing and getting a green card. Getting help to simply survive should not be a factor in whether someone can get permanent residency. It is important for the community to know that this rule is not yet adopted or in effect. Right now, we have the opportunity to fight it. We urge immigrant community members, organizations, businesses, elected officials, and allies to submit public comment by December 10 opposing this proposed rule.”

Individuals can sign up to submit their own public comment and will receive sample messages and resources. Help support our efforts to reach as many community members as possible so they can submit their comment opposing this rule by making a donation to SIREN today.

#ProtectFamilies #ProtectLowIncomeImmigrants

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Para publicación inmediata: miércoles 10 de octubre de 2018

Contacto: mediainquiries@siren-bayarea.org; (408) 453-3003

La Red de Servicios, Derechos de los Inmigrantes y Educación (SIREN) condena las reglas propuestas de Trump que atacan a los inmigrantes de bajos ingresos

Miembros de la comunidad y aliados instados a presentar comentarios públicos

Hoy, la Administración de Trump publicó oficialmente su regla propuesta para limitar drásticamente la capacidad de los inmigrantes para obtener una tarjeta verde o cambiar sus visas, en particular aquellos que tienen bajos ingresos o usan diversos beneficios públicos. La norma propuesta ampliaría la definición de "cargo público" para tener en cuenta el uso de diversos beneficios públicos, como asistencia alimentaria y nutricional, ciertos beneficios de atención médica y asistencia para vivienda y alquiler. También expandiría los factores que podrían influir negativamente en las determinaciones de cargos públicos, entre los que se incluyen bajos ingresos, un dominio limitado del inglés o ciertas condiciones de salud, entre otras. Si se aprueba, esto podría considerarse seriamente cuando se deniega a una persona una tarjeta verde. Es importante tener en cuenta que esta regla aún no ha entrado en vigencia y los inmigrantes que actualmente son elegibles para esos programas pueden continuar usándolos. El público tiene la oportunidad de comentar oponiéndose a estas reglas hasta el 10 de diciembre.

La siguiente es una declaración de Maricela Gutiérrez, Directora Ejecutiva de Servicios, Derechos de Inmigrantes y Red de Educación (SIREN):

“Es inconcebible que la Administración Trump esté proponiendo castigar a las comunidades de inmigrantes de bajos ingresos esencialmente forzándolos a elegir entre recibir apoyo con atención médica, comida y vivienda, y obtener una tarjeta verde. Obtener ayuda para simplemente sobrevivir no debe ser un factor para que alguien pueda obtener la residencia permanente. Es importante que la comunidad sepa que esta regla aún no se ha adoptado o está vigente. En este momento, tenemos la oportunidad de luchar contra él. Instamos a los miembros de la comunidad inmigrante, organizaciones, empresas, funcionarios electos y aliados a enviar comentarios públicos antes del 10 de diciembre que se opongan a esta regla propuesta."

Las personas pueden registrarse para enviar sus propios comentarios públicos y recibirán mensajes y recursos de muestra.Ayude a apoyar nuestros esfuerzos para llegar a la mayor cantidad posible de miembros de la comunidad para que puedan enviar sus comentarios en contra de esta regla al hacer una donación a SIREN hoy.

#ProtectFamilies #ProtectLowIncomeImmigrants

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


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

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Festival Honoring Immigrants & Refugees/SIREN Fresno Open House
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Festival Honoring Immigrants & Refugees/SIREN Fresno Open House

Join us for a Festival in Honor of Immigrants & Refugees and to celebrate SIREN's Fresno Office Open House! All are welcomed to attend! Please RSVP for a booth space HERE. For sponsorship opportunities and more information, email centralvalley@siren-bayarea.org.

For more information check out the FB Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/629965897388188/

FESTIVAL DE INMIGRANTES Y REFUGIADOS

¡Únase a nosotros asistiendo a nuestro Festival en Honor a los Inmigrantes y Refugiados y celebre nuestra nueva oficina en Fresno!  ¡Todos son bienvenidos a asistir! Reserve su espacio aqui. Para oportunidades de patrocinio y más información, envíe un correo electrónico a centralvalley@siren-bayarea.org

Para obtener más información, consulte la Página de eventos de FB:

https://www.facebook.com/events/629965897388188/

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The Truth Act in Fresno // La Ley de la Verdad en Fresno
Aug
7
9:00 AM09:00

The Truth Act in Fresno // La Ley de la Verdad en Fresno

Foro Comunitario de Verdad

La Ley de la Verdad requiere que un cuerpo legislativo local realice un foro comunitario anualmente si la policía local permite el acceso de la migra a cualquier individuo. Desde 2015, el Sheriff Mims ha trabajado estrechamente con la migra para deportar a más de 500 personas. Necesitamos miembros de la comunidad para hacer preguntas y exigir transparencia sobre el enredo entre la migra y el Departamento del Sheriff del Condado de Fresno. ¡Debemos responsabilizar a Sherff Mims y eliminar a ICE de Fresno!

Para obtener más información, consulte la Página de eventos de FB:

https://www.facebook.com/events/840646402791823/


The Truth Act requires a local legislative body to hold a community forum annually if local law enforcement allows ICE access to any individual. Since 2015, Fresno County Sheriff Mims has worked closely with ICE to deport over 500 people. We need community members to attend the forum and ask key questions and demand transparency about the entanglement between ICE and the Fresno County Sheriff's Department. We must hold Sherff Mims accountable and eliminate ICE Out of Fresno! For more information please email: centralvalley@siren-bayarea.org

For more information check out the FB Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/840646402791823/

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Extended Deadline: 2018 Youth Liberation Summer Institute // Plazo Extendido: 2018 Instituto de liberación para jovenes
May
21
to May 29

Extended Deadline: 2018 Youth Liberation Summer Institute // Plazo Extendido: 2018 Instituto de liberación para jovenes

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Application deadline: May 21, 2018

 

The Liberation Summer Institute is a program designed to empower immigrant youth with the organizing and advocacy tools to achieve social change.
 In the current political climate immigrants' lives are under attack. 
We must resist and organize! 

 

*OPEN TO ALL YOUTH AGED 14-22 YEARS OLD* 

 

Raise your voice to support immigrant rights! 

 

Plazo Extendido: 2018 Instituto de liberación para jovenes

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. 
*Participantes recibiran una beca*

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)

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Clean Dream Act Action!
Mar
5
2:00 PM14:00

Clean Dream Act Action!

Join us to demand Congress to pass a permanent solution to protect immigrant youth! We need a Clean Dream Act NOW. We cannot sit any longer and watch Congress play with our futures. We must save TPS and condemn to all ICE activity in the Bay Area! We must stand together! Please join us and make your voices heard!

Time: 2 pm
Location: San Jose City Hall
Marching to the Federal Building! 
#youthpower

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Foro Comunitario sobre Inmigración con la Patrulla de Caminos de California
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Foro Comunitario sobre Inmigración con la Patrulla de Caminos de California

Para publicación inmediata:
6 de febrero del 2018
Contacto: Erik Schnabel,
Development & Communications Manager
Erik@siren-bayarea.org
(415) 377-0387 o (408) 453-3003

 

CONSULTIVO DE MEDIOS DE COMUNICACIÓN
martes, 6 de febrero del 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Foro Comunitario sobre Inmigración con la Patrulla de Caminos de California



San José, CA - La actual administración federal ha creado miedo entre nuestra comunidad inmigrante. Los miembros de la comunidad temen caer en manos de la migra  cuando se acercan a las escuelas de sus hijos, clínicas de salud comunitarias o agentes de la ley. SIREN con la Patrulla de Caminos de California (CHP) quiere informar a la comunidad inmigrante de las políticas actuales de la agencia en lo que se refiere a los inmigrantes. Existe una distinción entre la policía local y los funcionarios del estado de California y es importante que nuestra comunidad tome conciencia de la diferencia.
El martes 6 de febrero de 2018, los líderes inmigrantes de SIREN organizará un foro comunitario con CHP en la Escuela Primaria Los Árboles en San José. El foro brindará a la comunidad la oportunidad de aprender y hacer preguntas sobre las políticas de CHP relacionadas con la inmigración y cómo se relacionan con los inmigrantes. Los oficiales de CHP también compartirán información sobre el papel de CHP como agencia de aplicación de la ley.
El foro comenzará con una mesa redonda seguida de preguntas y respuestas.
Los Líderes Inmigrantes de SIREN estarán disponibles para entrevistas con los medios.

QUIÉN: Líderes inmigrantes y oficiales de la Patrulla de Caminos de California
QUÉ: Foro con la comunidad con la Patrulla de Caminos de California para explorar las pólizas de el Camino de Patrulla en relación con inmigración, informar a la comunidad sobre sus servicios y su papel como funcionarios estatales.
CUÁNDO: martes, 6 de febrero de 2018 empezando a las 6:00 PM a 8:00 PM

DÓNDE: Escuela Primaria Los Árboles, 455 Calle Los Arboles, San Jose, CA 95111
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Por favor considere una donación a SIREN: www.siren-bayarea.org

For Immediate Release: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Contact: Erik Schnabel, Development & Communications Manager
Erik@siren-bayarea.org
(415) 377-0387 or (408) 453-3003

 



**MEDIA ADVISORY**

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Immigrant Community Forum with California Highway Patrol


San José, CA -- The current federal administration has created fear among our immigrant community. Local community members are fearful of falling in the hands of Immigration, Customs, Enforcement (ICE)  when approaching their children’s schools, community health clinics or law enforcement officers. SIREN with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants to inform the immigrant community of the agency’s current policies as it relates to immigrants. There is a distinction between local law enforcement and California State officers and it is important that our community becomes aware of the difference. 

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, SIREN immigrant leaders will host a community forum with CHP at Los Arboles Elementary School in San Jose. The forum will provide the community the opportunity to learn and ask questions about CHP policies relating  to immigration and how they deal with immigrants. Officers from CHP will also share information about CHP’s role as a law enforcement agency. 

The forum will begin with panel discussion followed by Q&A. 

SIREN’s Immigrant Grassroots Leaders will be available for media interviews. 

WHO: Immigrant leaders and community members and California Highway Patrol Officers

WHAT: Community forum with California Highway Patrol to explore CHP policies in relation to immigration, inform the community about their services and role as state officers. 

WHEN: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 6:00 PM -8:00 PM

WHERE: Los Arboles Elementary School, 455 Los Arboles St, San Jose, CA 95111

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Please consider a donation to SIREN:  

www.siren-bayarea.org

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

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Community Forum / Foro Comunitario
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Community Forum / Foro Comunitario

Únase a nosotros para conocer las Polízas de la Patrulla de Caminos de California relacionado con inmigración. Comprenda los recursos que ofrecen a la comunidad y comprenda su rol como agentes estatales.

Join our community forum with the California Highway Patrol Policies as it relates to immigration. Learn about the resources they offer to the community and understand their role as state agents.

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Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Stand in with Immigrants and Join the Progressive Ally Training

SIREN is reaching out to our Progressive Allies in hopes of communicating to our local members of Congress on why it is important to stand up to their colleagues in keeping the funding for these hateful policies out.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The entire program will be in English.

Space is limited, so we are asking folks to RSVP on eventbrite here http://bit.ly/2trdnPy

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Immigration Information Session
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Immigration Information Session

Given President-Elect Trump’s rhetoric against the immigrant community during the campaign and uncertainty of the details of his immigration plan SIREN strongly cautions applicants against applying for or renewing DACA. While we do not know with complete certainty, President-Elect Trump has stated that he intends to undo President Obama’s executive action programs, including the DACA 2012 program. We certainly understand the benefits that accompany a DACA grant are great and that many have made the courageous decision to seek DACA to provide greater security for yourselves and your families. Yet, at this time, we recommend individuals not to apply given the uncertainty regarding the program.

Ultimately, the decision is up to you. In that vein, we are providing the attached information from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center for you to make an informed decision about how to move forward. We will respect your decision to not apply for DACA, as well as your decision to apply for DACA if that is what you decide.  We remain willing to assist you in completing the DACA application packet and will provide you mailing instructions to send the packet. Regardless of how you decide to move forward, we strongly encourage you to consult with a reputable immigration attorney or nonprofit legal services agency about any permanent immigration relief options available to you.

We also encourage you and your family to be informed about your rights in the event for an immigration enforcement action. 

http://www.siren-bayarea.org/notario-fraud

We understand that this is a devastating and unpredictable time for our community and we want you to know that we will vigorously fight any efforts that devalue or threaten the integrity of immigrants.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at:

Irma Pérez, Esq., Interim Immigration Services Director 408-453-3003 ext 107

Maricela Gutiérrez, Executive Director 

408-453-3003 ext 106

Most sincerely,

SIREN  

Additional resources:

 ACLU KYR video in Spanish:

https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/que-hacer-si-le-preguntan-acerca-de-su-estatus-migratorio

English:

https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/what-do-if-questioned-about-your-immigration-status

ILRC links:

https://www.ilrc.org/

https://www.ilrc.org/daca

 

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#WeAreReady Immigration Vigil / #EstamosListos Vigilia de Inmigración
May
19
6:00 PM18:00

#WeAreReady Immigration Vigil / #EstamosListos Vigilia de Inmigración

Please join us for a vigil on what would have been the first day of the implementation of DAPA. Let’s show Washington that #WeAreReady for DAPA, #WeAreReady to act, and #WeAreReady to vote! In solidarity with immigrant families in our community and across our nation.

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AB 60 Driver License Presentation
Nov
7
9:30 AM09:30

AB 60 Driver License Presentation

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Beginning January 1, 2015, California residents without lawful status will be able to apply for a California driver license under the new AB 60 law. Come learn about the application process, what documentation will be required, and effective strategies for passing the written test.

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AB 60 Driver License Presentation
Oct
30
8:45 AM08:45

AB 60 Driver License Presentation

Beginning January 1, 2015, California residents without lawful status will be able to apply for a California driver license under the new AB 60 law. Come learn about the application process, what documentation will be required, and effective strategies for passing the written test.

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AB 60 Driver License Presentation
Oct
23
5:00 PM17:00

AB 60 Driver License Presentation

Beginning January 1, 2015, California residents without lawful status will be able to apply for a California driver license under the new AB 60 law. Come learn about the application process, what documentation will be required, and effective strategies for passing the written test. 

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AB 60 Driver License Presentation
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

AB 60 Driver License Presentation

Beginning January 1, 2015, California residents without lawful status will be able to apply for a California driver license under the new AB 60 law. Come learn about the application process, what documentation will be required, and effective strategies for passing the written test. 

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