[CNN en Español] Contra la deportación

In Los Angeles, CCN en Español's Gonzalo Alvardo interviews once unaccompanied minor, Anderson Lemus, his mother, Geyso Lemus, and CARECEN's Teresa Borden before mother and son head to the US capital to advocate for the end of deportations of families who fled violence in Central America. Continue reading

[Telemundo] Video: Millones de dólares para inmigrantes en California

The California State Assembly granted $15 million to community organizations to provide citizenship and DACA DAPA services.  Continue reading

[Latin Times] Immigration Protesters Block Los Angeles Intersection In Front Of ICE Offices

Immigrants-right activists who have been demanding an end to the ICE deportation raids protest in downtown Los Angeles in front of the Federal Building, after their sentiments were echoed by 22 senators and over 200 NGOs who also asked President Obama to stop the deportation raids against Central American refugees. Protesters took over the intersection at Los Angeles and Temple St. Eight were arrested for failing to disperse.  Continue reading

[CBSLA] Immigration Protest Closes Downtown LA Intersection, 101 Freeway Ramps

Protesters in downtown Los Angeles temporarily blocked traffic and closed the 101 freeway onramps and offramps at the Los Angeles St. exit. Activists brought attention to the plight of Central American migrants who, instead of being granted asylum and refugee status, are being deported due to the Obama administration.  Continue reading

[LAist] Photos: Immigration Protest Blocks DTLA Intersection

[Photo Credit: ABC7] Hundreds of protesters came together in downtown Los Angeles in front of the Federal Building in response to President Obama's continuing policy of conducting deportation raids against Central American migrants who should be properly classified as refugees seeking asylum. The raids target mothers and children who are fleeing extreme violence and death in their home countries, Deporting them will make them exponentially vulnerable to death. 22 senators recognize this massive issue and have asked President Obama to stop the raids. The protest blocked traffic on a Tuesday morning, and eight protesters were arrested for civil disobedience. Continue reading

[KTLA] LAPD Arrests 8 People During Protest Against Deportation

KTLA reports on the protest held by immigrants-rights activists and organizations in response to the deportation raids against undocumented Central American immigrants. In the report, several protesters, including CARECEN's Tessie Borden, share why there needs to be a change in the current immigration policy and the need for Central American migrants to be properly recognized as refugees. Eight people were arrested at the protest for failing to disperse and peacefully resisting arrest by linking themselves together, while blocking traffic in the middle of the downtown intersection, with devices known as "sleeping dragons," which are made of PVC pipes.  Continue reading

[NBC] Immigration Policy Protest Blocks Streets in Downtown Los Angeles

NBC reports on the January 26, 2016 protest held by immigrants-rights organizations and activists in response to the deportation raids of Central American refugees and after 22 Democratic senators asked President Obama to stop the recent rounds of deportation raids. Protesters blocked off traffic in front of the downtown Los Angeles Federal Building, and eight were arrested for failing to disperse.  Continue reading

[CIYJA] BREAKING: Immigrants blocking street near LA ICE building to protest cruel raids on Central American refugees

On January 26, 2016, immigrants-rights organizations like CARECEN, CIYJA, IYC, and NDLON sponsored a protest and rally in response to President Obama's deportation raids that have targeted Central American mothers and children who are refugees seeking asylum. Eight demonstrators were arrested for blocking traffic in front of the Federal Building and locking themselves together, arm-in-arm. Continue reading

[AP] Arrests after immigrant rights protest shuts LA intersection

The Associated Press reports on the protest held on January 26, 2016, organized by CARECEN and allies like CIYJA and IYC. Eight immigrants-rights demonstrators blocked traffic in front of the ICE building in downtown Los Angeles by linked together, and got arrested for suspicion of unlawful assembly. Protesters reiterated that deportation raids are not welcome and that Central American migrants, many who are women and children, be properly recognized as refugees who are seeking asylum.  Continue reading

[Latin Post] Immigration Reform News: Activists Rally Against Deportation Raids in Los Angeles, San Francisco

Latin Post reports on the protest organized by immigrants-rights organizations like CARECEN, CIYJA, and IYC on January 26, 2016. The protest was held in front of the Los Angeles Federal Building, in response to the immigration raids and deportations that have been occurring with the support of the US government. Activists denounce the raids and adamantly say that the Central American migrants are refugees who are seeking asylum and need protection. Continue reading