Thousands gather for May Day March

By Ivan Cazares  Thousands of marchers used the annual May Day March as a platform to protest President Donald Trump’s administration on May 1. Demonstrators gathered at MacArthur Park at 11 a.m. and marched about two miles to City Hall in support of workers’ issues, issues of discrimination and immigration issues. Groups chanted “We don’t want a fascist U.S.A.” Another group chanted “the people united will never be divided” in…

May 3, 2017

Free legal assistance offers help with DACA

By Francisco Portillo  Undocumented students at East Los Angeles College have the opportunity to receive free legal assistance from attorneys by applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in E1-227. A partnership between the Dream Resource Center and the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC), students can meet with an attorney that specializes in immigrant justice for free. DACA, created by President Obama in 2012, offers temporary deportation relief for…

September 29, 2016

American Civil Liberties Union stopped at ELAC to gain petition signatures

Updated Wednesday 4:23 p.m. By Erik Luna Due to the controversy of discriminatory laws, the American Civil Liberties Union’s cross-country caravan “Estamos Unidos” stopped at East Los Angeles College Monday afternoon to recruit students against laws such as SB 1070. The ACLU started to plan for the caravan in mid-March with stops in Santa Ana and San Diego. The caravan will then travel to neighboring state Arizona, on to Texas…

April 23, 2012