#FreeLiyah

  Liyah Birru, an immigrant from Ethiopia, is currently pending for deportation after being prosecuted and incarcerated. She was a victim of domestic abuse and was further violated by the courts, prison and now deportation facilities. Click here to learn more about Liyah’s story and to sign the petition asking the California Governor, Gavin Newsom, …

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Summer of Dreams CA Youth Summit

United We Dream is so excited to host their four week Summer of Dreams program in Santa Cruz, California. This will take place from July 15th to August 9th 2019 in Santa Cruz County. The program gears towards empowering undocumented community, refugees, people of color, LGBT community and allies. Student’s will gain knowledge on the …

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South East Asian Deportation Teach-In at UCSC by Viet Unity

South East Asian Deportation Teach-In

On Wednesday May 22, 2019 at 3pm Santa Cruz’s Viet Unity put on a deportation teach-in. At the event they went over the history of The Chinese Exclusion Act and the history of the Vietnam War. South East Asians Research Action Center (SEARAC) points out that: Southeast Asian refugees represent the largest refugee community ever …

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DACA Resources

What is DACA? The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an executive order that allows qualifying individuals who were brought to the U.S. as children, temporary relief from deportation and provides them with work authorization. The Trump Administration has repeatedly attempted to illegally rescind the program. Many lawsuits have since taken place. Litigation Timeline: …

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Deferred Enforced Departure

What is Deferred Enforced Departure? In addition to TPS, Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) is another form of blanket relief.  DED is under the President’s discretion to authorize as part of his constitutional power to conduct foreign relations. Deferred Enforced Departure provides individuals relief from removal at the President’s discretion, usually in response to war, civil …

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Learn more about renters rights at Tenant Sanctuary. Tuesdays 5-8 & Saturday's 11-2

Santa Cruz Tenant Sanctuary

Free tenant education & legal aid services in Santa Cruz  Tuesdays: 5-8pm & Sundays: 11-2pm Sanctuary Santa Cruz Office, 703 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Thursdays: 10am -3pm California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) 501 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 About Tenant Sanctuary Tenant Sanctuary is an affiliation of Sanctuary Santa Cruz that offers …

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Temporary Protected Status

What is TPS? Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is given to foreign nationals who are already present in the U.S. and cannot return to certain countries due to temporary unsafe conditions. The temporary unsafe conditions can include civil war, natural disaster, and/or other extraordinary circumstances. TPS provides individuals protection from deportation, employment authorization documents (EAD), and …

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Public Charge Rules

Public Charge has not gone into effect. Public comments closed on December 10th, 2018. The government must notify the public 60 days before public charge tests are set into effect. Before that they must respond to the publics comments. Disclaimer – this is general info only – get a screening at a legal clinic to …

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