With a new federal administration entering office in January 2017, our country faces many questions in the coming months. One of the questions that is particularly critical to Los Angelenos is immigration.
Los Angeles has many immigrants from Mexico, Central America, Asia, the Mideast, North Africa, and beyond. At this point, no one has an answer about how undocumented people will be treated after President Obama leaves Washington DC, but there are resources to turn to for help, for support, and for practical guidance.
The list below offers some options for us, our friends, families, and neighbors during the days ahead. So if you need assistance or know someone who does, please consult the resources below.
Recent statements of support from Mayor Garcetti and the LAPD:
Immigrant youth movement for justice (Dreamers)
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
1-888-6CHIRLA or (213) 353-1333
National Immigration Law Center
Tel: (213) 639-3911
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Assistance is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Thai, Vietnamese, Khmer and Tagalog.
DACA Renewal Helpline: (213) 977-7500 ext. 885 (English)
Email: [email protected]
Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
(213) 385-7800 ext.136
Karen Hamilton ’17 (Antioch Los Angeles, MA) is Antioch's Director of Marketing for Content and Communications. She has used her storytelling and copywriting skills for more than twenty years, crafting articles and creating publications. She believes that communication is a powerful driver for social change.