San Jose Peace & Justice Center

 

A letter from SJPJC President Michelle Cordova:

Since the election, many things have changed for the immigrant community. Trump's victory has brought a lot of fear and uncertainty.

The best way to fight against what is coming is to promote the changes at a local and county level. So nonprofit organizations, unions and churches have come together to reinforce the existing coalitions that work in favor of immigrants, the LGBTQ community, Muslims, working people, women's human and social rights and people of color.

At our recent Board meeting we decided that the San Jose Peace and Justice Center will become a safe space for students and community members who may need one.

After many discussions, the coalitions decided that it is too risky to keep accepting applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program. With the new president we cannot promise that the applicant information will be kept within the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, and most likely the new application cases will be reviewed after Trump is in office.

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