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.

LA Daily News: LA activists unite with the Muslim community against refugee ban

This was one of more than two dozen gatherings taking place throughout the country in which advocacy groups of many stripes, and not just from the Muslim community, can say they will also work to defeat Trump’s immigration policies, said Polo Morales, political director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

Koreatown resident Yong Ho Kim said he joined the rally to show his support for Muslim immigrants. Trump’s executive order is “an attack on immigrants” that will impact “all of the communities,” the 34-year-old said, adding that the policies need to be rescinded “if people in the United States believe that the Constitution is something that you need to follow through on, and is part of our core values.” Kim works at the Korean Resource Center, which he explained has its “roots in the refugee community.” The founder of the organization fled South Korea due to political persecution, and was granted asylum in the United States, he said.

Reuters: U.S. tech leads nearly 100 companies in legal brief against Trump travel ban

Nearly 100 companies, including some of high-tech's biggest names, joined a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban, arguing that it would give companies incentives to move jobs outside the United States. The companies - including Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Google Inc(GOOGL.O) and Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) - banded together late on Sunday to file a "friend-of-the-court" brief with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco arguing that the ban "inflicts significant harm on American business." Trump's Jan. 27 executive order temporarily barred entry into the United States of people from seven Muslim-majority nations as well as suspending the U.S. refugee program, sparking protests and chaos at U.S. and overseas airports.

(2/4/17) Self Care Saturday

This Saturday, we will continue Self Care Saturday program and gather together to meditate, reflect, and discuss about our shared concerns. We will also announce the first book for our book club, "Joy on Demand" by Chade-Meng Tan. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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