MURDER OF HONDURAN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST BERTA CÁCERES SHOWS WHY NO ONE IS SAFE IN HONDURAS TODAY

(March 4, 2016, Los Angeles) – CARECEN joins the social justice community in mourning the shooting yesterday of Honduran environmental and indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres in her hometown of La Esperanza. “We stand with the family of Berta Cáceres as witnesses to this lawless crime,” said Martha Arévalo, executive director of CARECEN. “We condemn the government inaction which has led to the growing violence and intolerance in Honduras.” Continue reading

Central American organizations and allies respond to the recent 2016 ICE Raids targeting Refugee Mothers, Children, and Families

JANUARY 12th, 2016—We, as Central American organizations and allies who have collectively worked closely with hundreds of Central American refugee mothers, children, and families since January 2014, including the mothers who went on hunger strike in 2015 at Karnes Detention Center to demand their own freedom, call on the Obama Administration to meet the following demands immediately: Continue reading

CARECEN: 5th Circuit Court Decision in Politically Motivated Lawsuit Keeps 1.5 Million Californians in Limbo

(May 26, 2015, Los Angeles) – Today, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to grant an emergency stay lifting an injunction against President Obama’s executive action programs known as DAPA and DACA in a politically motivated decision that aims to create fear and uncertainty for more than 5 million people across the nation, and 1.5 million Californians, who stand to benefit from the President’s executive action on immigration. Continue reading

CARECEN: Texas Lawsuit is a Reactionary Tantrum That Separates Families, Keeps Immigrants in The Shadows

(May 19, 2015, Los Angeles) – On this 180th day since President Obama announced administrative relief measures to protect millions from deportation, CARECEN Los Angeles calls for an end to Texas v. United States, the reactionary tantrum that cynically attempts to block those programs, and announces its preparations for administrative relief. Continue reading

Immigrants, Workers and Activists Pack Into LA County Supervisors’ Chambers to Urge an End to 287(g) Agreement

(May 12, 2015, Los Angeles) – Hundreds of immigrants, workers and activists on Tuesday packed into the Los Angeles Supervisors’ chambers as they met to decide whether to repeal an agreement with federal authorities that deputizes sheriff’s officials to decide if inmates in their jails can be deported immediately upon release. Continue reading

Workers Join with Students to Build Up Their Neighborhood Through Expanding a Community Garden at Gratts Elementary School

(April 24, 2015, Los Angeles) – Day Laborers want to provide for their families and contribute to their communities, and they are taking time today to come together to work with elementary school kids to expand a community garden here at Evelyn Thurman Gratts Elementary. Continue reading

On May Day, No Justice Delayed: Thousands Expected to Take the Streets In Los Angeles for Workers, Immigrant Families, and Communities of Color

(April 22, 2015, Los Angeles) – The Los Angeles May Day Coalition, the oldest network of community organizations, labor, immigration reform advocates, faith communities, and allies, announced plans for this year's May 1, International Worker's Day, mobilizations in Los Angeles. Continue reading

Carecen Statement Regarding Fifth Circuit Court Hearing on Emergency Motion in Texas v. United States

(April 17, 2015 Los Angeles) – Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans heard the case for lifting a Republican Texas judge’s injunction against President Obama’s programs to keep immigrant families together, commonly known as DACA and DAPA. These programs grant protection from deportation and temporary work permits to about 5 million people without legal status. The panel did not issue a decision on the matter before them. Continue reading

As TPS Renewal Deadline Approaches, CARECEN Announces Opening of San Fernando Office to Process Applications

(March 4, 2015, Los Angeles) – CARECEN Los Angeles reminds the Salvadoran community that the deadline for TPS renewal is March 9, and CARECEN is now processing applications at both its Los Angeles headquarters and at its newly opened San Fernando Valley office. Continue reading

CARECEN: Judge Hanen’s Ruling on State Lawsuit to Block DAPA/DACA Programs Is a Temporary Setback and Part Of a Cynical Attack on Immigrants

(February 17, 2015, Los Angeles) – The Central American Resource Center Los Angeles (CARECEN) considers Texas federal judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling blocking President Obama’s DACA expansion and DAPA programs a temporary setback and will continue preparing to help thousands of immigrants apply for protection from deportation. Continue reading