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El San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC) tendra un taller de DACA  este año. Si necesita renovar su estatus de DACA o sabe de alguien que necesite ayuda para solicitar DACA por primera vez, esta es su oportunidad.

Los servicios gratuitos incluyen:

  • Asesoria de DACA para casos nuevos y para renovaciones
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  • Asistencia legal para solicitar DACA por primera vez
  • Asistencia legal para la renovacion de DACA
  • Referencias a abogados y agencias de servicios legales de confianza (si es necesario, gastos pueden cambiar por agencia/ abogado)

Información del evento:

Sábado 30 de mayo 2015

2436 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92102

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Local Leaders Rally in Support for President’s Immigration Action as Court Weighs Stay


April 17, 2015

Ricardo Favela

San Diego, CA: Today, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans will hear oral arguments on whether to grant an emergency stay that could lift the injunction blocking President Obama’s executive action on Immigration. If granted, the extended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of American Citizens and legal permanent residents (DAPA) programs would move forward once more.

Locally, public officials and community leaders have approved resolutions in favor of the action and in support of undocumented students and undocumented parents of U.S. citizens. On Tuesday of this past week, the City of Chula Vista unanimously approved a resolution supporting the action. The Sweetwater Union High School District took a similar action on Monday, and on Wednesday, the Southwestern Community College District passed their resolution in support.

These resolutions supplement the Amicus Briefs signed by the American Friends Service Committee, Alliance San Diego, Chula Vista Police Department, and San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council in support of the President’s action. They send a strong message that local government, law enforcement and civil rights groups in San Diego County are united in standing up for immigrant families who are a part of our communities. Following are statements from local public officials, school board members, law enforcement, community and labor leaders about their support for the immigration action.

How California’s Proposed Immigration Bills May Impact San Diego

By Tom Fudge, Patty Lane, Peggy Pico

State Democratic lawmakers this week announced an effort to extend health care, legal rights and business protections to immigrants living in California illegally.

Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins of San Diego, and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles were among the Democrats who proposed 10 bills. They call their effort the “Liberty and Justice” package.

The package includes a bill by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego to protect immigrants from scams. Other proposals include expanding Medi-Cal coverage and establishing an office to help immigrants living in the state illegally with naturalization services.

Andrea Guerrero, executive director of Alliance San Diego, told KPBS the state could lead the way in immigration reform with this package of bills.

“This is a welcomed package that supports, protects and integrates immigrant families,” Guerrero told KPBS Midday Edition on Thursday. “We can’t afford otherwise. It’s humane. It’s compassionate.”