In collaboration with Councilman Curren Price, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), celebrated this week the opening of the first-ever South LA satellite office.
In February, Councilman Price designated a $500,000 grant to CHIRLA to provide a range of immigration services to the South LA community. The funding allows one of the most trusted immigrant rights organization in the country to offer direct legal services to the community, including help with U.S. citizenship applications and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA requests.
“Having a CHIRLA satellite office in my Constituent Service Center will strengthen protections for immigrants, helps to restore peace of mind and offer much-needed relief to South LA residents,” said Councilman Price. “I am proud to support CHIRLA’s efforts to expand legal services where they are needed most, and that’s right here in Council District 9. For me, no greater investment can be made than in the lives of our local families.”
The CD 9 program includes financial assistance to address steep application fees that discourage low-income legal permanent residents who are eligible to apply for naturalization. It also includes support to DREAMERS who are renewing or applying for DACA.