IDEPSCA's work is for and by immigrant community members and their families. We see this through Mujeres en Accion, household workers who meet to develop their leadership skills in order to change their realities around issues of labor and health. We see this in our Aprendamos afterschool program. Currently meeting twice a week in Lincoln Heights, grade schoolers meet with their families to learn about water conservation. Their session will culminate with a community mural that the young people will design and paint.
On Thursday, March 26, from 8 am to 11 am, in conjunction with California Hospital Medical Center, we will be offering free health screenings at our Downtown Community Job Center location. The screenings that will be offered include blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar testing and testing for anemia.
Results will be provided the same day but spaces are limited. Please reserve your spot by calling (213) 747-2064.
Madison from the Pico Union Project, one of the co-sponsors of the event, breaking down why you and your friends should attend the First Pico Union Resource Fair this Thursday.
IDEPSCA ON IMMIGRATION
IDEPSCA and its constituents call for a legalization process that moves beyond immigration reform and into a thoughtful and strategic long-term plan that addresses the complexity of this issue in a more humane and democratic fashion.
We support an immigration reform that will primarily stop the deaths at the border, stop the abuse of smugglers and unscrupulous employers, and stop the division of families. We support a reform that will deal with such complex and rarely discussed issues in a manner consistent with the U.S. constitution bringing and honor to over 12 million human beings. IDEPSCA calls upon our elected representatives and officials to enact legislation that at least includes the following:
- Legalizes immigrants already contributing to this country and allows them to come out of the shadows.
- Reforms our immigration system, which will give to millions of human beings.
- Reforms our immigration system, which will expedite the reunification of families.
- Creates a system that allows workers and their families who wish to migrate to the U.S. to enter our country and work in a safe, legal, and orderly manner with their rights fully protected.
The U.S. government has to address legalization in a more humane and just fashion. The system should not accuse or blame immigrants for the social and economic ills or for the atrocious acts of terrorism committed by a few. A comprehensive immigration reform strategy should respect and honor immigrants just as much as it welcomes and embraces the contributions they make to the U.S.