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Law enforcement objects to Trump administration order to target immigrants

Jan 30, 2018 By Abigail Salazar
Photo: Gabrielle Lurie, Special To The Chronicle Caption: “San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon joined other California prosecutors and police officials in condemning the Trump administration’s latest attempt to pressure local and state governments to aid in immigration enforcement.” By Bob Egelko January 30, 2018 Updated: January 30, 2018 3:19pm “The Trump administration’s latest attempt to pressure local and state governments to aid in immigration enforcement is under attack from police officials and prosecutors, including district attorneys

Breaking: Fed. Judge Orders Immediate Release of Immigrant Rights Leader Ravi Ragbir from Detention

Jan 29, 2018 By Abigail Salazar
Image courtesy of Democracy Now. Web Exclusive JANUARY 29, 2018 By Democracy Now! Independent Global News “In a major victory, a federal judge has ordered the immediate release of immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir from detention in New York, calling it ‘unnecessarily cruel.’ Ragbir is the executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City. He’s been held since he was detained last month following a check-in with ICE. In her ruling, U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest wrote, ‘There is, and ought to be in this country, the freedom to say goodbye.

ICE raid false alarms throw SF Mission community into panic

Jan 29, 2018 By Abigail Salazar
Rear of John O’Connell High Photo by Kathleen Narruhn By Julian Mark Posted January 24, 2018 9:12 pm “Community members went into a panic on Wednesday after rumors spread that agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, were raiding various locations in the Mission and Bayview. John O’Connell High School locked its doors and posted security outside, according to a source. But the rumors turned out to be false alarms. Members of the San Francisco Rapid Response Network, a coalition of advocacy organizations, visited the sites and verified that immigration

ALERT: Court Orders the Department of Homeland Security to Allow Individuals with DACA to Apply to Renew It

Jan 11, 2018 By Abigail Salazar
The following was compiled by the National Immigration Law Center. To read the complete publication regarding the court order, click here. When will DACA renewal applications be accepted? Judge Alsup ordered the government to “post reasonable public notice that it will resume receiving DACA renewal applications” and to set out a process for receiving renewal applications. We strongly recommend that you wait to submit your application until USCIS announces the process. If you apply before the process is announced, you risk having your application rejected once USCIS announces its process

Judge blocks Trump wind-down of Dreamers program

Jan 10, 2018 By Abigail Salazar
Judge blocks Trump wind-down of Dreamers program Injunction says feds must keep renewing permits for DACA recipients. San Francisco-based U.S. District Court judge William Alsup ordered the Donald Trump administration to resume accepting renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images By JOSH GERSTEIN 01/09/2018 10:56 PM EST Updated 01/10/2018 12:30 AM EST “A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump’s effort to shut-down the Obama-era program that provides quasi-legal status and work permits to foreigners

Trump administration ending protections for more than 200,000 Salvadorans in U.S., but giving time for a transition

Jan 9, 2018 By Abigail Salazar
  Salvadoran immigrant Cecilia Ramos lives in Los Angeles on protected status. Ramos will have until Sept. 9, 2019, to arrange a return or apply for alternative legal means of staying in the U.S. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times) By JOSEPH TANFANI JAN 08, 2018 | 5:20 AM “For years, El Salvador has been racked by brutal gang violence, including from the MS-13 gang that has gained a significant presence in the U.S. But Kirstjen Nielsen, Homeland Security secretary, decided that under the law she could only consider the original conditions that led to the granting of temporary status

The African Advocacy Network has a new office location!

Jan 9, 2018 By Abigail Salazar
NEW OFFICE LOCATION AND CONTACT UPDATE A message from AAN: We are setting up the new office at 3106 Folsom St., SF. (view Map) Our main line 415-503-1032 is down as we install all of our technical equipment. For the mean time, please reach us at this temporary office cell number 415-583-5684. We are going to be up and running for the public on January 16 , but currently we are only taking urgent cases at our office as we make the finishing touches on the space. Mission   AAN’s mission is to make the African Advocacy Network an outstanding social and immigration legal service provider for African

¿Cuál es la ciudad más amable con los inmigrantes en EEUU?

Dec 13, 2017 By Abigail Salazar
6 de diciembre 2017 Univision Noticias, por Martín Echenique (El aeropuerto de Miami, en Florida, es una de las principales puertas de entrada a EEUU para inmigrantes provenientes de América Latina. Joe Raedle/Getty Images) “Un análisis publicado por la Coalición de Inmigración de Nueva York ( NYIC, por sus siglas en inglés) y TransferWise prioriza a las ciudades que cuenten con políticas e instituciones que representen, apoyen y que, sobre todo, protejan a los inmigrantes. Además del apoyo que brinda el gobierno local a los extranjeros, el estudio tomó en cuenta otros dos aspectos

Statement of the San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network (SFILEN) on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Sep 6, 2017 By Marisela Esparza
Statement of the San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network (SFILEN) on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) September 6, 2017 Press Contact: Marisela Esparza 510-877-2857 Sam Francisco-Today, the Trump Administration announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. After today, no new DACA applications will be accepted and only DACA recipients whose current DACA expires between September 5, 2017, and March 5, 2018 are eligible to apply for renewal applications until October 5, 2017. The Trump Administration’s announcement

Breaking: SF immigrant groups gather to denounce plan to end DACA, will fight for all immigrants  

Sep 5, 2017 By Marisela Esparza
Contact: Jon Rodney, 510-207-9520 Breaking: SF immigrant groups gather to denounce plan to end DACA, will fight for all immigrants   What: Immigrant, civil rights, and faith groups will hold an emergency news conference to condemn the President’s cruel and unjust decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months. The organizations will also announce plans for 5PM rally today. The groups are organizing to defend both DACA recipients and all 11 million undocumented immigrants from the administration’s deportation machine.  Speakers

Job Posting: SF Rapid Response Coordinator

Aug 28, 2017 By Marisela Esparza
DESCRIPTION Part-time Program Coordinator SF Rapid Response Network Program:                  SF Rapid Response Network Compensation:         $23/hour (depending on experience), plus medical Supervised by:          Program Manager, Marisela Esparza Schedule:                  Part-time non-exempt position Work off-site (20 hours a week, flexible work schedule, but may require some evening and weekend hours) About the Network and Position The San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network (SFILEN) is a unique collaboration of 13 community based organizations with decades of experience providing services and/or engaging

KQED features Dolores Street Community Services Immigration Attorneys

Aug 11, 2017 By Abigail Salazar
In a recent press release titled “Jailing Immigrants Means Money and Jobs for Poor Areas. Is This Deal Humane?” KQED features Dolores Street Community Services immigration attorneys Kelly Wells and Frances Kreimer, who are part of the Deportation Defense and Legal Advocacy Program. AUGUST 2, 2017 “Yuba County is among about 200 U.S. cities and counties that hold ICE detainees in local jails and private prisons under multimillion-dollar contracts with the federal government. Nationally, an average of 37,706 people a day are locked up, facing deportation. That’s 17

Demand Congress to #DefundHate: STOP Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda!

Aug 11, 2017 By Abigail Salazar
The Detention Watch Network’s #DefundHate Campaign has new resources to help you mobilize your community to demand that your tax dollars AREN’T USED to finance Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda, which includes further deportations, detentions and border militarization. Sign the petition demanding that Congress say NO to Trump’s budget. For more info about #DefundHate, click here. La campaña #DefundHate de Detention Watch Network tiene nuevos recursos para ayudarte a movilizar a tu comunidad a exigir que tus impuestos NO SE USEN para financiar la agenda anti-inmigrante

GOP officials in 10 states push Trump administration to end DACA program

Aug 8, 2017 By Design Action
  Immigrant rights advocates, worker’s unions and allied organizations join with immigrant families in Miami last year to protest the Supreme Court’s split decision that denied the implementation of President Barack Obama’s immigration relief program known as DAPA. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) BY ANTONIO OLIVO June 30, 2017 “Top Republican officials in 10 states are threatening to take legal action against the Trump administration if it does not end an Obama-era program that has granted deportation reprieves to nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants

A judge said these kids get a green card. ICE says they get deported

Jul 12, 2017 By Abigail Salazar
  “For the first time, U.S. immigration officials are seeking to deport children who have received a special status for vulnerable migrants and are in the final stages of getting their green cards. State judges and immigration authorities can jointly grant children a special humanitarian designation known as Special Immigrant Juvenile Status if they decide undocumented children have been abandoned, abused or neglected by one of their parents in their home country. Children who qualify are given a U.S. Social Security number, a work permit and a green card. Now, a group of children

Amid Trump’s win, San Francisco rights groups fight to keep Arab heritage alive

Jun 28, 2017 By Design Action
Lara Kiswani is the director of the Arab Resource and Organization Center (MEE/Susana Mendoza) Tuesday 13 December 2016 20:37 UTC “According to the organisation, 2016 has seen a stark increase in the number of Islamophobic-related incidents in the city, known worldwide for its tolerance and support of minorities. Although there is no specific data on physical or verbal attacks, AROC says it has received many complaints regarding anti-Muslim aggression compared to 2015. ‘We have been working on hate crime-related issues since the days of Bush’s special registration