[CBS SF] Immigration Rights Activists Arrested After Blocking Streets Next To San Francisco ICE Offices

On January 26, 2016, immigrants rights groups and allies came together in California's two largest cities — Los Angeles and San Francisco — to protest ICE raids and deportations of Central American migrants, by halting traffic, participating in civil disobedience, and resisting arresting by chaining themselves together.  Continue reading

[La Opinión] TPS: 25 años de protección pero sin camino a la legalización

Yurina Melera of La Opinión wrote an article about the 25-year anniversary of TPS protection that featured CARECEN executive director Martha Arévalo and CARECEN organizer Evelyn Hernandez. The story was published December 14, 2015 Continue reading

[La Opinión] ‘Chiapas es un infierno para los inmigrantes’

La Opinión’s Araceli Martinez wrote an article detailing the treatment of Central American refugees by Mexican authorities, as described by human rights activists from Mexico. The group, which was part of an all-day retreat on the subject sponsored by the UCARE coalition, included Olga Sánchez, the director of Jesús El Buen Pastor shelter for migrants maimed by trains in Tapachula. Sánchez also attended a fundraiser at CARECEN for her cause on November 18, 2015. Continue reading

[Univision] Los Niños de la Frontera

Univision did a long piece about unaccompanied Central American children and how local organizations were responding to come to their aid. It included a preview of the Brazos Abiertos Resource Fair. Continue reading

[La Opinión] Brazos abiertos: recursos disponibles para niños migrantes

  La Opinión featured CARECEN clients in its report of a news conference announcing the Brazos Abiertos Resource Fair for unaccompanied children and refugee families, which was to be held at la Placita on November 14, 2015. Continue reading

[La Opinión] La transfobia no tiene fronteras

La Opinión’s Isaias Alvarado wrote an article about ASPIDH Arco Iris Trans, a human rights organization formed by trans women in El Salvador to fight for the civil rights of transgender people in their country. They came to CARECEN on October 29, 2015 for an event to raise funds for their cause and raise awareness of the dangers, including murder, that trans women face. Continue reading

[Fox News Latino] Mujeres transgénero latinas exigen fin de violencia física contra colectivo

EFE’s Aitana Vargas followed our friends at ASPIDH Arco Iris Trans, a human rights organization formed by trans women in El Salvador to fight for the civil rights of transgender people, on the day they were at CARECEN to raise funds for their cause and to raise awareness of the dangers they face simply for being who they are. Continue reading

[Univision] Salvadoreñas luchan contra la transfóbia

Univision's Norma Roque aired a long story about ASPIDH Arco Iris Trans, a human rights organization formed by trans women in El Salvador to fight for the civil rights of transgender people, including a law allowing them to identify themselves in legal documents according to the sex with which they are most comfortable. The women traveled to Los Angeles in October to generate awareness of their cause and of the dangers that transgender women face in El Salvador. They held a fundraising event at CARECEN on October 29, 2015. Continue reading

[La Opinion] California debe prepararse para DACA y DAPA

La Opinión on Monday, October 12, 2015 published an op-ed article by CARECEN Executive Director Martha Arévalo about the need to prepare for a surge in DACA and DAPA applications once court obstacles are cleared. Continue reading

[Estrella TV] Ayuda a indocumentados

Abel Alvarez, with Estrella TV's national newscast, interviewed CARECEN managing attorney Gloria Espitia on October 12, 2015, regarding some of the measures signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown that are expected to help immigrants, including one that more clearly defines law enforcement's obligations to those who may qualify for U visas--visas designated for victims of violent crimes. Continue reading