RURAL NEWS + ALERTS

06.19.2020

At CRLA Foundation, we celebrate the Supreme Court's decision today recognizing that family unity and human dignity cannot be trumped by politics. We stand in solidarity, hand-in-hand, with our brothers and sisters—DACA recipients, DREAMers, and all undocumented immigr...

06.03.2020

CRLA Foundation acknowledges the pain that is tormenting our country and stands in solidarity with our Black community members as an ally in the fight for racial justice.  The senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breona Taylor, and so many other Black ind...

05.01.2020

CARES brought a bit of relief to millions of workers, but left out millions more. California became the first state to establish a fund to provide financial aid to undocumented workers impacted by the coronavirus. On April 16, Governor Newsom announced that the state w...

04.06.2020

At its meeting on April 6, 2020, the Judicial Council adopted an emergency rule that effectively stops all evictions, other than those necessary to protect public health and safety, for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.

The rule is applicable to all courts and to...

03.31.2020

Farmworkers are still out in the fields, ensuring our families have food on the table during this pandemic.

Consider making a donation today to ensure farmworkers' health and safety is protected, that they are able to get tested if they or a family member are sick, and...

02.21.2020

Farmworkers often work at night harvesting crops. After years of frontline advocacy, CalOSHA has adopted new safety regulations specifying lighting requirements for night work.

12.20.2018

Today, President Donald J. Trump signed House Resolution 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 also known as the Farm Bill.  The signature follows an announcement made earlier today that the Administration will request comment on a proposed rul...

09.16.2018

On our last day in Texas, RAICES invited us to the San Antonio Greyhound bus station to assist with sending off women and children who had recently been released from the immigrant family detention center in Dilley, TX. These women had received positive credible fear d...

09.15.2018

Please be advised that much of what follows may be difficult to read. The team discusses the stories that most affected them during their time at the detention center.

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Today was pesadísimo (very heavy/very difficult). While it feels almost disrespectful to use the...

09.14.2018

“Do not translate everything he says. Only translate the important parts.” We sat there in disbelief listening to this asylum-seeker tell us about the asylum officer who instructed his interpreter to determine for themselves what parts of the testimony were important t...

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