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The Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) is a community based organization that seeks to foster the comprehensive development of the Latino community in the Washington metropolitan region. CARECEN was founded in 1981 to protect the rights of refugees arriving from conflict in Central America and to help ease their transition by providing legal services. Today our programs provide direct services in immigration, housing and citizenship while also promoting empowerment, civil rights advocacy and civic training for Latinos.

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  DC Councilmembers Support Equal Access to Driver’s Licenses. Thanks to an advocacy campaign led by CARECEN and Trabajadores Unidos de Washington, DC, Councilmembers Mary Cheh, David Grosso, and Phil Mendelson introduced legislation that would ensure a fair and equal process for DC residents applying for a limited purpose driver’s license. Thank you for your support!

  Concejales de DC Apoyan Igualdad de Acceso a las Licencias de Conducir. Gracias a una campaña dirigida por CARECEN y Trabajadores Unidos de Washington, DC, los concejales de DC Mary Cheh, David Grosso, y Phil Mendelson introdujeron legislación que aseguraría un proceso justo y equitativo para los residentes de DC que solicitan licencias de conducir con propósitos limitados. Gracias por su apoyo!

  Central American Organizations & Allies Respond to Recent ICE Raids Targeting Mothers, Children, and Families. We are proud to stand with our counterparts in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, and New York in calling for an END to the raids!

  ESTE SABADO a las 11:00: CARECEN ofrecerá una charla informativa sobre sus derechos ante un oficial de la ley (volante para compartir AQUI)

  THIS SATURDAY at 11:00: CARECEN will host an info session on your rights interacting with law enforcement (flyer to share HERE)

  Press Release: DMV-Area Advocates Meet to Express Concern, Outrage Over Obama’s Proposed Immigration Raids

  Comunicado de Prensa: Defensores de los derechos de inmigrantes del área metropolitana de DC se reúnen para demostrar su preocupación, horror a las redadas propuestas por Obama

  Violence Continues to Drive Central American Migration; Municipalities Must Work Proactively to Protect Children and Families – CARECEN rejects the idea that detention and deportation will deter child & family migration and calls upon municipalities to provide holistic support.

  La Violencia Continúa Impulsando la Migración Centroamericana; Las Municipalidades Deben Trabajar de Manera Proactiva Para Proteger a los Niños y Familias – CARECEN rechaza la idea de que la detención y deportación impedirá la migración de niños y familias, y exige que las municipalidades provean apoyo integral.

  March to #EndFamilyDetention, Thursday October 22, 2015 at 4:30 PM

  Join CARECEN to celebrate 34 years as part of the Latino Community in Washington, DC!

  Fall Citizenship Classes Start on September 29, 2015. Register today!

  Immigration Clinic, June 20 – free info & consultations on eligibility for DACA, DAPA and other types of immigration relief

  Support Language Justice in DC!

  Summit Report on Central American Children Seeking Refuge to be released on Tuesday, April 14.

  Feria de Impuestos y Finanzas – Sabado, 21 de Marzo 

  CARECEN Executive Action Fact Sheet

  Charlas comunitarias sobre la Accion Ejecutiva del Presidente Obama

  CARECEN Youth Host Final Vigil in Support of Central American Fleeing Children Fleeing Violence and to Celebrate Presidential Executive Action for Immigrants.

  Administration Falls Short on Humane Response for Unaccompanied Minors Traveling to the U.S.





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