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Lawrence mayor drops opposition to City Council’s immigration ordinance

Lawrence mayor drops opposition to City Council’s immigration ordinance

A young girl who was part of the overflow crowd waited outside the City Council chambers during Tuesday night’s vote.

BARRY CHIN/GLOBE STAFF

A young girl who was part of the overflow crowd waited outside the City Council chambers during Tuesday night’s vote.

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Lawrence limits cooperation with immigration officials

 Cesar Boc spoke in favor of the measure to limit police cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Cesar Boc spoke in favor of the measure to limit police cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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'Sanctuary City' policy OK'd

Sanctuary City’ policy OK’d

By Keith Eddings keddings@eagletribune.com  | Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 5:55 am

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Movimiento Popular en Guatemala

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the corruption in Guatemala and the popular movement with our guest Edgar Ayala, from BAGUA (Bay Area Guatemalan Action).

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- La Necesidad del Acta de la Confianza

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the Massachusetts Trust Act and why we still need it to pass here in the Commonwealth.

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Undocumented immigrant rights groups push TRUST Act on Beacon Hill, aim to improve police relations

The issue of immigration is nothing new to the United States. Throughout our history as a nation open to anyone seeking a better life, the influx of various groups has continuously generated some form of tension and mistrust as people integrate and adapt to American society. 

The East Boston-based immigrants rights organization, Centro Presente, embarked on an education campaign throughout the State House, calling on legislators to support the TRUST Act as an alternative to the Secure Communities Act. 

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Manifestación del Pueblo Hondureño

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the demonstrations taking place in Honduras and in the U.S. to demand the resignation of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández after the embezzlement scandal at the Institute of Social Security. We also spoke about bills S. 654 and H. 1061 to support the right of all immigrant students in the state of Massachusetts to receive in-state tuition. We were joined by our guests, Honduran activists Tito Meza and members of the Student Immigrant Movement Katherine Asuncion and Jessica Lopez.

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- El Rol de las Comunidades de Fe

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the role of the community of faith in the fight for the rights of the immigrant community with our guest Reverend Maricris Vlassidis. We were also joined by guests from the Mexican Consulate in Boston, Selene Ramírez Daberkow y Marisela Aguilar about the services they provide for the community.

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Actualizaciones de DACA y DAPA

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the current freeze on the Executive Action on Immigration. Our guest lawyer, Julio Henriquez, gave us an update on where the DAPA and DACA programs currently stand and what this means for the immigrant community.

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Acta de la Confianza en Lawrence

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the process that we are taking with sister organizations in Lawrence and SEIU 32BJ to pass a local version of the Trust Act in the City of Lawrence, MA. We also had a discussion about a local resolution in support of immigrant children here in Boston that Centro Presente is working to pass.