O'FARRELL WELCOMES PRESIDENT OBAMA’S IMMIGRATION REFORM, HIGHLIGHTS COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS WHO ASSIST ANGELENOS

LOS ANGELES -- City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell welcomed the President's move to reform immigration laws, which will temporarily halt deportations for thousands of Angelenos, as well as help utilize some of the critical organizations that assist many constituents in the great 13th District.

"I am happy that families in my district will have the opportunity to stay together without the threat of deportation under the President’s immigration reform plan," said O'Farrell. "In addition to having the most diverse immigrant population anywhere in the city, the 13th District is home to many of the organizations that assist immigrants and their families. These non-profits play a critical role in improving the quality of life in the City of Angels.”

The Salvadoran American Leadership & Educational Fund (SALEF) is one of those organizations that helps our local immigrant population, primarily underserved youth in local schools through mentoring and leadership programs.

“President Obama has taken a historic step in fixing the immigration system,” said Carlos Vaquerano, Executive Director at SALEF. “Now it is in the hands of the Republican controlled Congress to pass comprehensive and humane reform, and we will continue to advocate for this.”

The following is a list of community organizations that assist immigrant families in the 13th District:

Armenian Relief Society
323-669-0471
http://www.arswestusa.org/

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
213-353-1333
chirla.org

Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles - Interfaith Refugee & Immigration Service
323-667-0489
iris.ladiocese.org

Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California
213-252-2952
http://idepsca.org/

Inquilino Unidos
213-483-7497
http://www.inquilinosunidos.org/

Pilipino Workers Center
213-250-4353
pwcsc.org

Salvadoran American Leadership & Educational Fund
213-480-1052
http://www.salef.org/

Thai Community Development Center
323-468-2555
http://thaicdc.org/

Youth Policy Institute
213-688-2802
http://www.ypiusa.org/

President Barack Obama, following in the footsteps of both Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, provided relief for nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants across the country, many of whom live in the City of Los Angeles.

Those who are looking to be connected with the vast resources in the City should call the numbers listed above or the Councilmember’s district office at 323-957-4500.

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