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Centro in the News

Immigrant rights groups combat negative media perceptions

Throughout his campaign for president, Barak Obama pushed a platform that included immigration reform.

But as Congressional wrangling turned “yes we can” into “not this year,” the fate of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants receded to political purgatory.

In a bid to get immigration reform back on track, a national coalition of immigrant rights groups are taking their fight to the media, calling on newspapers, broadcast media and talk shows to stop what they say is a pattern of degrading depictions of immigrants.

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Centro Presente launches 'Our Voices, our Vote'

Centro Presente is launching ‘Our Voices, Our Vote’ a civic participation campaign, with a press conference featuring elected officials and active members of Centro Presente who are U.S. citizens.

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Somerville tries to ensure immigrants are counted in Census

Somerville —

Immigrant advocacy groups are reaching out to Somerville’s foreign-born residents through special events, community meetings and foreign-language media to ease fears about participating in the U.S. Census and ensure they are counted.


Popeye's workers

Workers of Popeye’s Restaurant in Kenmore Square, Boston demand justice and respect for their rights as workers with the restitution of their earned yet unpaid wages.


Somos / We Are

SOMOS/WE ARE is an initiative that inspires immigrants to take action in reclaiming their humanity and in supporting legislation that truly reflects what immigrants are worth and deserve.

Radio Show mp3

Al Día con Centro Presente 1-3-08

Our radio program from 1/3/08.


May 1st March and Rally

March and rally for immigrant and worker rights


Asamblea NALACC

National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC) held its Annual Leadership Assembly in Washington, DC November 8-11, 2008.


Welcoming Massachusetts Campaign

Immigrant youth and children deliver letters to Governor Patrick and President-Elect Obama demanding just and humane immigration policies.


Las Posadas Event on December 7, 2008

The Second Annual Posadas event took place on December 7, 2008 on Boston Common.