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
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles - Interfaith Refugee & Immigration Service
Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California
Pilipino Workers Center
Salvadoran American Leadership & Educational Fund
Thai Community Development Center
Youth Policy Institute
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.