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The ongoing fight to win immigration reform depends on the leadership of those directly impacted by our broken immigration system. For this reason, CHIRLA members organize their communities to harness the power of their collective voices. Over the course of many years, our Organizing Department has applied the principles of community organizing leadership development models, strategies and tactics. WIth a robust and broad spectrum of our organized membership, CHIRLA is able to coordinate actions across the state to win pro-immigrant policies that make a difference in the lives of our members. 

At the moment, CHIRLA's organizing bases are concentrated in the Antelope Valley, Central Valley, Downtown Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and San Fernando Valley. Our Youth Organizing focuses on high school students through the Wise Up Program and on college students through the California Dream Network. Our capacity to bring the stories of immigrants of all ages up to the forefront of the immigrant rights movement exemplifies our commitment for true grassroots organizing to win. 

What You Can Do Now To Help DACA recipients and Fight for the DREAM Act

The news of the end of DACA came on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from the mouth of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  Trump chose not to show his face and assume responsibility for this cowardly and shameful decision.



During this next legislative cycle, CHIRLA will be advocating and sponsoring a number of California bills to support the integration of immigrants and their families.


CHIRLA's California Dream Network is a statewide network of existing and emerging college campus organizations who actively address issues primarily affecting undocumented students and the immigrant community. 

We serve as a base for the mobilization, politicization, and empowerment of young people regardless of their citizenship status, political affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, and ethnic nationality in the larger social movement for equal access to education, immigration reform, and economic and social justice.