"El Magonista"
Vol. 5 No. 12
April 19, 2017

California-Mexico Dreamers present award to Rep. Alan Lowenthal
The California-Mexico Studies Center 
Armando Vazquez-Ramos, President & CEO  
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California-Mexico Dreamers present award of recognition to Rep. Alan Lowenthal

Pictured from left to right: Maria Gomez, Sandra Lopez, Rep. Alan Lowenthal, Prof. Armando Vazquez-Ramos, Sheila Salinas and Lidieth Arevalo.

LONG BEACH - On Monday April 17, the  California-Mexico Studies Center  (CMSC) staff along with Dreamers who have participated in previous California-Mexico Dreamers Study Abroad Programs had the honor to present an acknowledgment of appreciation to  Rep. Alan Lowenthal  and his Long Beach district office staff for their invaluable and continuous support to our California-Mexico  Dreamers Study Abroad  programs. Undoubtedly, without Congressman Alan Lowenthal's support, the CMSC would not have been able to successfully secure Advance Parole travel authorizations for all 110+  Dreamers  who have participated in our previous study abroad programs.  

Moreover, the CMSC thanks Rep. Alan Lowenthal for agreeing to support our Summer 2017 California-Mexico Dreamers Study Abroad Program, scheduled for August 1 to Aug. 21, 2017.

#DreamersStudyAbroad  ~  #CMDSummer2017

CSULB Public Forum Addresses Immigration Issues and Future of DACA

Students, faculty and staff at Cal State Long Beach met Tuesday April 18 to discuss issues regarding immigration, including DACA and travel bans, with immigration experts and government officials.

May Day March & Rally in Los Angeles, CA

The CMSC in collaboration with the California-Mexico Dreamers' Network (CMDNet), call  ALL DREAMERS , allies, families, and friends to join the general strike and march " May Day: A Day Without Immigrants, " happening on May 1, 2017 beginning at 10 am between Olympic and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles.

March on May 1!
This is a call:
  • To reject mass deportations implemented by President Trump's Administration
  • To propel Law Iniciative #SB54 to declare California a Sanctuary State
  • To demand the protection of the #DACA and #Dreamers programs.
Time: 10 AM
Location:  Olympic and Broadway (DTLA)

¡A marchar el Primero de Mayo! 
Llamado a la comunidad:
  • A rechazar las deportaciones masivas implementadas por la Administración del Presidente Trump
  • A impulsar la iniciativa de ley #SB54 para declarar a California un Estado santuario
  • A demandar que se protejan los programas #DACA y #Dreamers
Hora: 10 AM
Lugar de reunión:  Olympic y Broadway

Organized by:  CA Latino Congreso.

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