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Abolish ICE Just the Tip of the ICEberg

CHIRLA has demanded a much-needed overhaul of DHS to bring transparency, oversight, and evaluation of current agencies.  The immigration-enforcement deportation machine has grown dramatically and comprised of many tentacles providing the Trump Administration with many tools to advance its anti-immigrant policies.  This is CHIRLA’s position paper on the questions raised by the “abolish ICE” dialogue.

CHIRLA policy victories for 2016

Once again, with a united front and a growing, empowered Latino and immigrant electoral block, we were able to accomplish quite a few things in the policy arena here at CHIRLA. Let's review what a fantastic year this was as we continue to make California the most immigrant-friendly state in the nation.

Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

Sacramento - On Friday, February 11, 2016, California State Senator Connie M. Leyva introduced the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, SB 1015, which would grant overtime protections to California's privately hired domestic workers by removing the 2017 sunset provision and making the law's provisions permanent.

USCIS Announces New Naturalization Fees

Washington D.C. - After years of advocacy, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced proposed changes to their Naturalization fees.

Waiting in the Wings: DACA Expansion and DAPA

President Obama’s recent executive orders have been on hold since February of 2015, but thanks to grassroots efforts and an onslaught of support from the City of Los Angeles,