Councilman Curren Price was honored by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) at its annual gala on November 16, 2017. The Councilmember was recognized for his unrelenting and tenacious efforts to protect the rights of all immigrants and his dedication to ensuring the American Dream is within everyone's reach.
"Taking a stand for immigrants’ rights is and always will be the right thing to do," Councilman Price said during his remarks. "For me there’s no greater investment than in the human element. What good is it for us to clean and fix our sidewalks, if families are too afraid to leave their homes?"
In March 2017, Councilman Price designated an unprecedented $1 million initiative to the pro-immigrant rights groups CHIRLA and Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) to expand legal services in his District.
The unique program set aside financial assistance to pay for the $725 citizenship application fees of individuals living in District 9. It also includes other immigration relief services such as DACA applications, family petitions and deportation defense for CD 9 residents. Moreover, the Ninth District program helps individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) who are seeking alternatives to stay in the country legally.
“My Office is committed to help as many people as humanly possible and do it in a way that benefits current and future generations to come,” Councilman Price stated.
For more information about immigration services and programs available to constituents living in Council District 9, visit CHIRLA's satellite office inside Councilman Price's Constituent Service Center on 43rd Street and Central Avenue. The CHIRLA South LA satellite location is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call (323) 846-1807 or via email at [email protected]
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