NPR: New LA app in 5 languages aims to help immigrants who are detained

A Korean American group in Los Angeles and volunteer developers have created a multilingual smartphone app for immigrants who are worried about deportation and are stopped by authorities. The app called "Know your Rights" provides immigrants with a list of their basic legal rights in five languages: Korean, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Immigrants can refer to the list to assert their rights when detained by immigration agents or stopped by police.

Know Your Rights Mobile App Launch

LOS ANGELES, CA - As tensions are high in immigrant communities due to fear of deportation and family separation NAKASEC and KRC are launching a Know Your Rights mobile app for Android, and later iOS, with the help of volunteers from a high tech company. The app was specifically created for community members who are in crisis or have been approached by police or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with border communities and various language speakers in mind. The Know Your Rights app is now available for download for Android on Google Play.

Community Forum on Trump's Immigrant Policy during its First 100 Days

The administration's new immigration policies will impact everyone regardless of immigration status. Join immigration attorneys and community leaders as we learn about changed immigration policies and discuss the community's response. Send us your questions and we can provide answers at the forum.

  • Forum Round 1: Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6:30 pm
  • Forum Round 2: SAturday, June 3rd at 4:00 pm
    The first and second forums will have the same content.
  • Location: Crenshaw Community Room

Join the Caravan Against Fear in the OC on Apr. 14th

Local community and labor leaders and workers will lead multiple powerful rallies at Rep. MImi Walters', Rep. Ed Royce's, and Rep. Tom Daly's offices in Orange County tomorrow, calling them to take a stand against Trump's deporation force and protect local residents who are terrified to take their children to school or public places. These rallies will be followed by a Community Cultural Event where communities will join in solidarity with singing, dancing, and other performances to show they are not controlled by fear.

(4/1/17) Self Care Saturday

Self Care Saturday

You are cordially invited to join our weekly Self Care Saturday program. We will gather together to meditate, reflect, and discuss about our shared concerns. The program also includes monthly book club meetings and volunteer opportunities. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Report Finds Undocumented Immigrants Annually Pay $11.74 Billion in Taxes

A newly updated report released today provides data that helps dispute the erroneous idea espoused during President Trump’s address to Congress that undocumented immigrants are a drain to taxpayers. In fact, like all others living and working in the United States, undocumented immigrants are taxpayers too and collectively contribute an estimated $11.74 billion to state and local coffers each year via a combination of sales and excise, personal income, and property taxes, according to Undocumented Immigrants’ State and Local Tax Contributions by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform would increase these tax revenues by $2.1 billion per year.
  • Unauthorized immigrants pay an average of 8% of their incomes in state and local taxes. By contrast, the top 1% of U.S. citizen earners only pay 5.4% of their income.

(3/4/17) Self Care Saturday

Self Care Saturday

You are cordially invited to join our weekly Self Care Saturday program. We will gather together to meditate, reflect, and discuss about our shared concerns. The program also includes monthly book club meetings and volunteer opportunities. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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