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Amigos Statement on

President Biden's Executive Order

Closing the Border to Immigrants

On June 4th 2024, President Joe Biden signed an executive order severely limiting the number of asylum-seekers, effectively closing the U.S. southern border to thousands of immigrants fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries who are seeking asylum according to the values upon which our country has stood since we became a nation–a nation composed of immigrants. 

 

This executive order is similar to the asylum ban that originated in the Trump Administration and contradicts our country’s vision as a beacon of freedom that serves as refuge for all who seek safety and a better life for themselves and their families. Though aimed as a measure to solve the challenges at the border, this policy will only harm immigrant families further by prohibiting access to refuge and returning them to unimaginable violence in their countries. There is no guarantee that this flawed executive order will improve things at the border, and it even has the potential to make matters worse. There is a strong argument that this is an unlawful order.

 

Amigos de Guadalupe has seen over a thousand asylum seekers come through our doors, all seeking a better, safer life. We will continue to serve as a welcoming agency, and we will continue to keep our doors open to asylum-seeking families as we provide essential services to meet their basic needs. 

 

Amigos is steadfastly committed to organize and advocate for relief for more than 11 million undocumented immigrants across the nation who deserve to have an opportunity to realize the American Dream just like our immigrant ancestors did.


If you would like to join us to organize to create a pathway to citizenship for our immigrant community, please contact mmendozarivera@amigosdeguadalupe.org.

About Us
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About Us

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Our Core Belief
We believe everyone deserves to live in a
just and equitable society where every
person is empowered to achieve their
dreams.

Our Vision
Inspired by the power of our vibrant,
determined community, our vision is to
bring about transformational change in

East San Jose

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Our Mission
At Amigos, we ensure that the basic needs
of our community are met, deliver high-
quality programs, and mobilize and organize
for justice.

Our Services
We do this by providing housing and rental
assistance, mental health services, legal
immigration services, education programs,
and community organizing programs that
advocate for systems change.

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Our Path To Activating
The Cesar Chavez Home

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Phase 1

Purchasing the Cesar Chavez Home

Amigos de Guadalupe is the proud owner of the Cesar Chavez home as of Summer 2022.

Phase 2

Community Discussion

Held at ACE Empower Academy where members of the surrounding community shared ideas of ways in which the Cesar Chavez Home can best serve our community.

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Phase 3

Activation

Coming soon...

Cesar Chavez Family Home
Graduation Ceremony
Presenting Our 2024
Amigos Scholarship Recipients! 
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Amigos de Guadalupe believes in investing in young leaders in our community because they represent hope for the future of East San Jose.

We would like to thank our donors who continue to make it possible for Amigos de Guadalupe to offer scholarships to deserving students from our community. If you would like to make a donation to contribute to next year's cohort, you can click here.

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Free Citizenship &
ESL Classes!

We believe Education is the greatest equalizer!

So Amigos de Guadalupe offers FREE

Citizenship and English Second Language classes to ALL!

​No need to register, just stop by our office on Mondays & Wednesdays

if you would like to participate.

Citizenship class from 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

English Second Language class from 7:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

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Thank you for celebrating our
10 Year Anniversary with us!

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Our Mayfair Community

Amigos de Guadalupe was born out of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in the Mayfair community. From our center in the Mayfair community, we run programs that serve all of East San Jose. These include the zip codes of 95116, 95122 and 95127.

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"It is my deepest belief

that only by giving our lives

do we find life."

- Cesar Chavez

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Join Our Team

We're creating lasting change in the Mayfair community.

If you want to join our team and fulfill our vision of a Mayfair community

where families lead thriving lives, anchored in confidence of one's gifts,

choices and dreams.

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