Undocumented youth see new options

More than 100 young undocumented immigrants cycled through Grace Lutheran Church in Richmond on Saturday to meet with volunteers and lawyers, and fill out applications to apply for deferred action. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a federal program implemented over the summer that allows immigrants to apply for worker’s permits and offers safety from…

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Undocumented youth organize for immigration reform, election

Group members jumping

Yazmin Martinez spent her Saturday morning in the Iron Triangle walking sidewalks littered with garbage and weeds, knocking on doors and asking residents who don’t normally vote to show up at the polls this November.  She was encouraging voters to exercise their civic right because she cannot. Martinez is one of an estimated 5,000 undocumented…

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Richmond civic engagement group encourages Latino voters

Cloud canvassing volunteers

With only one month until the election, Adam Kruggel is too busy to stay in one room. On a recent Tuesday he spent an evening racing back and forth from a voter phone bank in the Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization office to a deferred action training session in the building next door. As…

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