FIGHT TO DEFEND AND PROTECT IMMIGRATION PROGRAMS INTENSIFIES

More than 800,000 young immigrants are protected by DACA

and nearly 305,000 families have Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

Los Angeles — On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, the 5th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program signed by President Obama, immigrant youth, families, and allies throughout the U.S. plan mobilizations defend the program, and call for a permanent solution such as immigration reform.

The California Table for Immigration Reform, a state-wide network of more than 40 organizations and groups in support of immigration reform, holds a Day of Action in support of DACA and Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Activities include banner drops downtown Los Angeles, press conferences with immigrant youth and elected officials in Sacramento, San Jose, and Los Angeles, and two caravans (one leaving Sacramento and one leaving Orange County) in route to Congressional Representative offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, Modesto, Visalia, and finally Bakersfield where a final rally will be held.

Members of the California Table for Immigration Reform participating in Tuesday’s actions include: CHIRLA, California Dream Network, SIREN, UFW Foundation, Korean Resource Center, SEIU Local 2015, SEIU USWW, Children Over Politics, UNITE HERE Local 11, Inner City Struggle, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Monkey Wrench Brigade, OCCCO-PICO, CCC, FIRM.

DACA has benefited nearly 800,000 young people and their communities since 2012 and TPS has benefited more than 305,000 families. Both programs are in serious danger of being cancelled by the Trump Administration. In addition to defending DACA and TPS, immigrant advocates call for a permanent solution such as the DREAM Act or broader immigration reform.

WHAT: Defend DACA and TPS Day of Action organized by the California Table for Immigration Reform, which includes organizations such as CHIRLA, California Dream Network, Korean Resource Center, SIREN, SEIU, UFW Foundation, and others. Activities include banner drops on the 101 Fwy., rallies, press conferences, and a 200-person car caravan to Congressional Representative offices in Southern, Central, and Northern California.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 15, 2017, various times (see schedule below)

WHERE: locations vary (see schedule below)

(all times Pacific)

FREEWAY AND STREET BANNER DROPS

Los Angeles, 7 a.m. — 8 a.m.
101 Fwy. downtown Los Angeles overpass
and Federal Building on Los Angeles and Temple
DACA recipients and allies elicit public support holding large, home-made banners and posters that read “LA Stands With DACA,” “Hands Off DACA,” and “DACA Defenders.”
California Dream Network leads this action.

RALLIES AND PRESS CONFERENCES

Los Angeles, 9:30 a.m.
Vista Hermosa Park, 100 N. Toluca St., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Caravan leaves immediately after.
Congress Representatives Chu, Barragán, and Gómez, and LA City Councilmember Gil Cedillo speak. CA Atttorney General Xavier Becerra (invited). DACA and TPS recipients and families offer testimony along with reactions from immigrant rights leaders including Angelica Salas and Maria Elena Durazo.

Sacramento, 7:30 a.m.
CHIRLA Sacramento office,

1225 8th Street Suite 375 Sacramento, CA 95814
Caravan heading to Central California departs immediately after
CHIRLA and CDN lead this action.

San Jose, 9 a.m.
Santa Clara County building, 70 W. Hedding St., San Jose, CA 95110
Members of Congress, County Supervisors, and DACA recipients are scheduled to speak during press conference.
SIREN leads this action.

CARAVAN STOPS

Southern California to Central California

Visit to Representative Royce, 10:30 a.m.
Corner of Brea Blvd. and Imperial Hwy. (next to Starbucks), City of Brea
A petition will be hand delivered post rally
Korean Resource Center (KRC) leads this action

Visit to Representative Knight, 11:30 a.m.
Caravan leaves Vista Hermosa Park approximately 10:30 a.m.
Rally at Rep. Knight’s office 11:30 a.m.
26415 Carl Boyer Dr., #220, Santa Clarita, CA 91350
OCCCO-PICO, CHIRLA, and CDN lead this action

Visit to Representative McCarthy, 2:45 p.m.
4100 Empire Dr. #150, Bakersfield, CA 93309
UFW Foundation, CHIRLA, and CDN lead this action

Visit to Representative Valadao, 4:30 p.m.
2700 M Street, Ste. 250 B, Bakersfield, CA
Caravans from north and south meet for large final rally.
UFW Foundation, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Center for Race, Poverty & the Environment, SEIU 521, Faith in the Valley, Lideres Campesinas and CHIRLA lead this action

Northern California to Central California

Visit to Representative Denham, 1 p.m.
4701 Sisk Rd., Ste. 202, Modesto, CA 95356
SIREN and CHIRLA lead this action

Visit to Representative Nunes, 11 a.m.
113 N. Church St. #208, Visalia, CA 93291
UFW Foundation and CHIRLA lead this action

Visit to Representative Valadao, 4:30 p.m.
(see address and details above)

WHO: Young immigrants, allies, organizations, labor, faith leaders, elected officials. The California Table for Immigration Reform membes coordinating this day of action include: CHIRLA, California Dream Network, SIREN, UFW Foundation, Korean Resource Center, SEIU Local 2015, SEIU USWW, Children Over Politics, UNITE HERE Local 11, Inner City Struggle, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Monkey Wrench Brigade, OCCCO-PICO, CCC, and FIRM.

Media Contact

Name: Jorge-Mario Cabrera
Title: Communications Director
Phone: (562) 243–5559
Email address: jmcabrera@chirla.org

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CHIRLA

CHIRLA is a California-based, non-profit organization that represents and advocates for the interests of the immigrant and refugee community.