How CARECEN has been taking action

 Community Organizing     CARECEN, along with NDLON and IDEPSCA, convened a Popular Assembly on Tuesday November 15th to launch a broad based Alto Trump campaign to defend immigrant rights and confront systemic racism. More than 500 community members came together to collectively discuss how to prepare and what to do next to defend our rights and our dignity.  “My son is young and undocumented. He could be detained or deported by the racist immigration policies of this country—and that risk became even greater with Tuesday’s election,” said Maria Cristina, day laborer and member of CARECEN. “I, along with many other mothers of migrants, will defend my son. I will not allow Trump or ICE to stop me. A long time ago, I abandoned fear—and I am stronger today because of it. My community is too. The love we have for our families is much stronger than fear. We will continue to denounce unjust deportations. Fuera ICE! Alto Trump!” she concluded.  ***There are a growing number of organizations involved in organizing, the popular assemblies are growing and will be updated regularly at  Policy at the Local and National Level   Legal Services     

Official Statement on Trump's Election

WE WILL NOT GIVE UP  WE WILL NOT ALLOW THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO ATTACK OUR COMMUNITIES!  CARECEN rejects the racist and xenophobic attacks of President-Elect Donald Trump. We pledge to continue, as we always have, to defend and protect the rights of immigrants, who are a vital part of the life of this country. We are committed to upholding every protection the Constitution grants all people who live in this country. We denounce the hate that has become normalized during this unprecedented presidential season. We refuse to allow communities of color, women, entire religious groups, LGBTQ+ and undocumented people to be made targets of the racist, sexist and homophobic ideology that resulted in the election of a neo-fascist. We want our communities to know that they are not alone. We know that, though times look dark now, we will prevail. Our history is one of resistance and survival.   We ask that you stand with us as we prepare for what lies ahead.     Continue reading