And Justice For All…

Building Relationships for Immigrant Communities

From the NCLR blog

“The confiscation of the family car had a detrimental impact: children weren’t able to get to school, nor parents to work.”   —Luz Gallegos, Community Programs Director for TODEC Legal Center

Post written by Danny Turkel, Digital Coordinator, National Council of La Raza

Kids running away from a car and towards the camera
Image Source: clipart.com

Founded 31 years ago, the Training Occupational Development Educating Communities Legal Center (TODEC) has been an advocate for immigrants’ rights in California’s Inland Empire. The organization was instrumental in advocating and lobbying for the successful passage of AB 60, a 2013 California law authorizing driver licenses for undocumented immigrants. While some decried the law, thousands of people already driving in California were able to take state mandated driving tests and become officially certified to drive in the state. Public safety aside, the law provided more than just a state-issued license

For the first time, many undocumented immigrants were able to take their children to school without fear of tickets, arrest, confiscation of their vehicles, or even deportation. Read more…

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