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Federal Judge DACA Ruling Signals Significant Immigrant Rights Victory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2018 CONTACT: Eugene Lau, Communications Advocate, 415-274-6750 x319, elau@caasf.org  Federal Judge DACA Ruling Signals Significant Immigrant Rights Victory San Francisco, CA— CAA applauds Judge John D. Bates’ decision to resume the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program … Continue reading

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Historic Rally Mobilizes Nearly 800

In the heart of Chinatown, feelings of resilience and solidarity reached all corners of Portsmouth Square; nearly 800 people gathered for the first ever Rally for Inclusion – a stand against recent anti-immigrant, refugee and Muslim policies and a call … Continue reading

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Sanctuary City: What you need to know and how you can help

With the announcement of the administration’s new immigration memos, this is undoubtedly a dangerous time for our communities, especially for immigrants who are being targeted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). As you may have read, there are reports … Continue reading

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Residents Speak Passionately for San Francisco Immigration Reform (World Journal)

President Barack Obama’s indication that he wants comprehensive immigration reform steered the interests of immigrant rights movements and led to a joint hearing on April 13th held by the San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission and Human Rights Commission. Hundreds of Latinos, ethnic Chinese and other immigrants showed up the Board of Supervisor’s chambers to speak about the difficulties and fear that they faced. Continue reading

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Stories of fear and sadness shared at immigrant rights townhall

The San Francisco Immigrant Rights Defense Committee held a townhall with community members, residents and allies concerned about the current attacks on immigrant communities last Wednesday, February 25th. The packed townhall took place at the Horace Mann Middle School in … Continue reading

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Community Townhall on Immigrant Rights

The San Francisco Rights Defense Committee Invites You To A San Francisco Community Townhall on Immigrant Rights The Community Townhall will convene community members, residents and allies concerned about the current attacks on immigrant communities. We have also invited the … Continue reading

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City ID Workshop

Hear from religious, LGBT, and immigrant rights leaders about the benefits of the City ID. Learn how to apply for an ID and register for a City ID appointment immediately after the workshop. This event will be conducted in English … Continue reading

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Immigration Workshop and Legal Clinic at CCSF Downtown Campus

Workshop participants will receive training on how to talk about their rights during a police encounter, and how prepare a family emergency plan in the event of a work or schoolplace raid. The workshop will also focus on California Assembly … Continue reading

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BART criticized for closing 3 stations (San Francisco Chronicle)

CAA joined other Bay Area civil rights groups on a joint statement Thursday voicing “grave concern” over BART’s decision to close three stations last week after youths heading to a protest over immigration raids began jumping fare gates on their way to San Francisco. “BART took extreme, punitive and discriminatory measures that delayed all passengers,” the organizations wrote in a letter to the elected BART Board of Directors. Continue reading

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