Cedillo to Host Immigration Forum to Calm Fears in NELA

Cedillo to Host Immigration Forum to Calm Fears in NELA

April 20, 2017

MEDIA ALERT
Cedillo to Host Immigration Forum to Calm Fears in NELA
Partners with LAPD, Consulates and Nonprofits to Provide Legal Resources

Los Angeles—Councilmember Cedillo will host an immigration town hall tonight, along with Padres Unidos Por NELA, LAPD, LAUSD, Divine Saviour Church, the Mexican and Salvadoran Consulates, Ferias Legales, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Padres Voluntarios de Juntos Park.

Since the ICE arrest of Romulo Avelica Gonzalez in Highland Park, while dropping off his children at school, residents have been uneasy and fearful in their own community. The immigration forum will provide attendees with assurance that the school system and city do not cooperate with ICE and nonprofits will provide service referrals and answer legal questions on the spot.

WHAT: Immigration Forum to Calm Fears in NELA

WHO: Councilmember Gil Cedillo, First District
LAUSD Boardmember Ref Rodriguez, Fifth District
María Mercedes López Peña, Consul General of El Salvador in Los Angeles
Salome Ruiz, Office of Mexican Consulate
Fr. Albert Pragasam, Pastor, Divine Saviour
Captain Arturo Sandoval, LAPD
Carlo Diaz, Department of Mental Health
Noreen Barcena, Ferias Legales

WHEN: Thursday, April 20th, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

WHERE: Divine Saviour Church, 610 Cypress Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90065

INFO: Fredy Ceja at (323)574-6013 or Fredy.Ceja@lacity.org

Councilmember Gil Cedillo currently represents the 1st Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Sycamore Grove, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park.

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