All posts filed under: Immigration

Feb 11 – Tijuana/22000 a Photographic Examination of This Neighboring Mexican City

Tijuana, the city you thought you knew, will be revealed in a thoroughly different way when the Friends of the Point Loma Library present a look at “Tijuana/22000,” a photographic examination of this neighboring Mexican city. When Wednesday, February 11, 2015 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Where Point Loma/Hervey Community Room 3701 Voltaire St (map) San Diego CA 92107 In recent years, Tijuana’s downtown zip code —22000— has greatly transformed for the better. Artist/writer Paola Gonzalez teamed up with photographers Derrik Chin and Jofras to create a coffee table book that illustrates this new Tijuana, both old and new. Contact: Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library (619) 531-1539

State of the Union

President Obama used the State of the Union 2015 to set the discussion on issues of importance to all San Diegans – Tax Cuts for the Middle Class, Free Community College, Paid Family and Medical Leave, and Fast Internet Access. Learn more here. President Obama’s State of the Union Address — Remarks As Prepared for Delivery There is a ritual on State of the Union night in Washington. A little before the address, the White House sends out an embargoed copy of the President’s speech to the press (embargoed means that the press can see the speech, but they can’t report on it until a designated time). The reporters then start sending it around town to folks on Capitol Hill to get their reaction, then those people send it to all their friends, and eventually everyone in Washington can read along, but the public remains in the dark. This year that changed. For the first time, the White House made the full text of the speech available to citizens around the country online. On Medium, you can follow along with the speech as …

Oct 16 – Asylum in the United States: A Tour of Latin America and the Continent’s Claims

Yvette Lopez, Esq. “Asylum in the United States: A Tour of Latin America and the Continent’s Claims” When October 16, 2014 4-5:30pm Where Eleanor Roosevelt College, Room 115 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA 92093 Yvette Lopez is an immigration attorney in San Diego, California. She has dedicated her career to representing immigrants from all over the world. Her deportation defense practice focuses on applications for asylum, lawful permanent residents, cancellation of removal for nonresidents and naturalization cases. She has successfully represented individuals before the Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit. For several years, she was part of the United States Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program and worked as an attorney advisor for the Immigration Courts in San Diego and Los Angeles. She has been a legal commentator on television and radio in the U.S. and Latin America and her work has been profiled on National Public Radio’s Marketplace Money. She was a columnist on immigration issues for Enlace, the Spanish edition of the …

Mar 24-28 – Border Film Week at The Trans-Border Institute

Featuring the best of border cinema, the Trans-Border Institute’s annual Border Film Week will showcase documentary and fiction films offering attendees a broad vision of border culture. Monday, March 24 6:00 PM In Land of Cowboys / En Tierra de Vaqueros Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre Oliver Rendón, Director / 32 min. View Trailer Some wear Stetson hats, jeans, and plaid or long-sleeved shirts. Although they fit the image of the macho cowboy, the rugged appearance of these gays and lesbians of Sonora, Mexico does not tell the whole story of their lives. Intolerant, conservative Catholic values and traditional family bonds provide a complicated and changing dynamic. RSVP 6:40 p.m. Die Standing Up / Morir de Pie Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre Jacaranda Correa, Director / 90 min. View Trailer This is the inspiring story of Irina Layewska, a tireless fighter in the war for personal freedoms, who continues to work for progressive causes from her wheelchair despite a severe disability. But it’s also the love story of Irina …

Organizing For Action Policy Briefings

Join Organizing for Action staff, policy experts, and other supporters online at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for a policy briefing. Email questions@barackobama.com with any questions you have during the lifestream. Email ofa@pointlomadem.org with any questions you have about OFA and getting involved locally. Link to Livestream Make a difference “Change comes about because people are activated, people are involved. When those voices are heard, you can’t stop it.” When Wednesday, October 16, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, October 23, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, November 6, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, November 20, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, November 27, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, December 4, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, December 11, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, December 18, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Related articles Organizing for Action raises nearly $8 million …