SALEF Supports LAUSD Teachers


On Monday January 14th, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) took to the streets to defend public education and the future of Los Angeles students. Parents, teachers and students rallied at school sites to show their support on a rainy Monday morning and an estimated 30,000 teachers and allies took to the streets, marching to City Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. SALEF opened its doors to show solidarity and support for teachers and [...]

SALEF Supports LAUSD Teachers2019-07-31T17:09:10+00:00

Mexican Authorities Attempt to Forcibly Remove Asylum Seekers from Shelter


On Friday, January 4th, SALEF staff as well as partners from the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN-LA) returned to the same shelter located adjacent to the now-empty Benito Juarez shelter that we visited on our last trip. When we visited in late December we delivered food, cooking supplies, and cleaning materials. We packed their refrigerator with chicken and frozen vegetables and provided 80 lbs sacks of rice and beans. Although our donations [...]

Mexican Authorities Attempt to Forcibly Remove Asylum Seekers from Shelter2019-07-31T16:51:45+00:00

Seeking Refuge – Life in a Migrant Encampment


On December 8th, SALEF, staff from partnering organizations, and volunteer lawyers and doctors, traveled to Tijuana in Baja California, Mexico to visit the Benito Juarez Shelter. Outside of Benito Juarez, there are posters and art. At the shelter, men, women, and children are camped together in alarmingly poor conditions. At one point, Benito Juarez held over 6,000 people. The Mexican government has moved thousands of people to another shelter outside of Tijuana [...]

Seeking Refuge – Life in a Migrant Encampment2019-07-31T15:58:18+00:00

Donations Delivered and More Help Needed to Alleviate Asylum-Seeker Suffering


lawyers and medical doctors directly to the asylum seekers. The US government is processing only 100 cases a day, while thousands of people wait in inexcusably poor conditions. The scale of human suffering is unimaginable. The lack of food, medicine, shelter and other basic necessities is a humanitarian crisis. Right now, it is compromising health, robbing men, women and children of hope, and is a stain on our moral standing. Soon it [...]

Donations Delivered and More Help Needed to Alleviate Asylum-Seeker Suffering2019-07-31T17:04:04+00:00

Donations Delivered to Central American Caravan


This weekend SALEF was able to provide over $2,200 in food donations to three shelters in Tijuana, Mexico where thousands of our brothers and sisters (men, women and children) are waiting to seek asylum in the United States. We delivered the following items to Desayunador del Padre Chava, Casa de Madre Asunta, and Enclave Caracol: Over 500 Kg of proteins (beans/other legumes, mixed meats and over 50 whole chickens) Over 200 Kgs [...]

Donations Delivered to Central American Caravan2019-07-31T17:01:20+00:00

Artist Levi Ponce to Support ‘Defend the Children’ at Echo Park Rising


Recuerdos by Levi Ponce painted on Pacoima Miracle Mile Celebrated muralist, Levi Ponce will be joining us at Echo Park Rising this Friday, August 17th. Levi's work has been inspiring communities for over 10 years. He will be creating unique art pieces live at the event. We will be auctioning these pieces at a later date to support our ongoing work to provide free legal services to unaccompanied minors at [...]

Artist Levi Ponce to Support ‘Defend the Children’ at Echo Park Rising2019-05-08T20:39:07+00:00

Día de Acción para Centroamérica


Día de Acción para Centroamérica/All Out for Centroamérica is happening tomorrow and we will be there! ALL are welcome to join the SALEF contingent. Look for us at the Lady of Los Angeles statue in Echo Park at 3pm. Learn more and RSVP (optional) on Facebook: #defendTPS

Día de Acción para Centroamérica2019-05-08T20:05:16+00:00

Know Your Rights Community Training


We are happy to have partnered up with Big Citizen Hub in providing Know Your Rights training to the community. Come and learn about the rights of undocumented communities and their families. Join us tomorrow at 5pm at our offices located at 421 South Bixel. Suite A, CA 90017. Big Citizen Hub high school youth have been working on immigration justice and advocacy. Light refreshments will be provided. Estamos Feliz de estar [...]

Know Your Rights Community Training2019-05-08T20:32:58+00:00

Help Us Defend the Children


A special thank you to Dichos de un bicho for creating this piece to for our campaign. Together we can fight this administration's inhumane policies that are separating families. President Trump's Zero Tolerance Policy is destroying families and harming children. SALEF is collaborating with the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law to provide legal representation to children separated from their parents at the border. These children need us and [...]

Help Us Defend the Children2019-05-08T20:30:37+00:00

TPS — LA Coalition Denounces Zero Tolerance


We, the Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund, are infuriated and appalled at the Trump Administration’s total disregard for the lives of families, specifically children, and the continuous decriminalization and dehumanization of the Central American immigrant community in this country. We denounce this administration’s policies that separate families and demand an immediate, just and humane unification of families. SALEF is proud to be a member of the TPS-- LA Coalition. Please see [...]

TPS — LA Coalition Denounces Zero Tolerance2019-05-08T20:27:02+00:00
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