Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

Immigration Activists Announce Week Of Protests To Defend DACA

carepublic.jpg
(Photo by Julia Wick/LAist)
Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

President Trump has been repeatedly teasing the end of the Obama-era DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and government officials recently said he is likely to cancel the program. In response to the President's latest stance, local immigrants rights organizations Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights and the California Dream Network are organizing a week of protests around Los Angeles County to defend the DACA program and urge President Trump to keep it in place. California is home to 200,000 DACA recipients, and Attorney General Xavier Becerra has vocalized dissent towards President Trump when it comes to ending the program (it would have a disproportionate effect on California should it go away). The DACA program provides work authorization and deportation relief for undocumented immigrants who arrived in America as children.

Called "Rise Up 4 DACA," CHIRLA explains how "This is a critical week to fight for DACA and the more than 900,000 young people protected under the program," (900,000 represents the number of young people nationwide). The list of events is as follows:

Monday, August 28, 2017

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Banner and poster drops at freeway
Los Angeles Street overpass, 101 Freeway

Support for LAist comes from

10 a.m. - 12 noon
DACA youth to meet with Senator Kamala Harris

7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Phone marathon to save DACA, calls to White House
CHIRLA Call Center, 2533 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
DACA youth visit Congresswoman Sanchez's District Office
12440 E. Imperial Hwy., Ste.140, Norwalk

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Banner and poster drops at freeway
Los Angeles Street overpass, 101 Freeway

7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Phone marathon to save DACA, calls to White House
CHIRLA Call Center, 2533 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles

12 noon
DACA recipients have lunch with Senator KamalaHarris

12 midnight
Bus with 50 community members departs from Los Angeles to Sacramento

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Phone marathon to save DACA, calls to White House
CHIRLA Call Center, 2533 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles

Support for LAist comes from

12 noon
"Rise Up 4 DACA" banner drop
Corner of 10th Street and L Street, Sacramento

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Vigil to protect DACA
Olvera Street "Placita Olvera", Los Angeles

Thursday, August 31, 2017

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Banner and poster drops at freeway
Los Angeles Street overpass, 101 Freeway

7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Phone marathon to save DACA, calls to White House
CHIRLA Call Center, 2533 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles

Friday, September 1, 2017

10 a.m. - noon
Large rally in support of DACA
Federal building, 300 N. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA