FIRM Spotlight: CHIRLA’s Angelica Salas Named to Advisory Council


We are excited to announce that Angelica Salas, Executive Director of our partners at CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles) has been selected as a member of the prestigious International Advisory Council (IAC). The Board will serve for the Third Annual Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) conference to be held in Athens, Greece in November 2009.

“I am honored to be asked to serve alongside a group of talented individuals who are deeply committed and passionate about the well being of immigrants around the world. I am thankful for the opportunity to share what we are doing in Los Angeles and I look forward to learning from others,” stated Ms. Salas.

Angelica  will be attending the first IAC meeting from April 23 thru April 26 in Athens, Greece. The 2009 GFMD will be hosted in Athens by the Greek Ministry of Interior on the 4th and 5th of November.

Congratuations, Angelica!

3 responses to “FIRM Spotlight: CHIRLA’s Angelica Salas Named to Advisory Council

  1. I can appreciate the concerns expressed by Ms Salsa but, the only individuals that should have any kind of issue are the illegal aliens in this country. The costume is not racially specific. In fact, it is referencing a being from another world. I’m the decendent of an Irish laborer (in the past we were referred to as micks and were treated with less dignity that minorities of today) and I don’t find the costume offensive. Why because I’m a United States citizen. I strongly suggest the CHIRLA refocus on the citizens (all races) of this country that are being treated with injustice rather than expressing concerns about individuals who have no right to be in this country. Irish, Spanish, German, Russian, Polish, South African, Kenyan, Australian, Japanese, Chinese or Indian, it doesn’t matter if your illegal you’re illegal regardless of nationality and you shouldn’t be here much less have any kind of voice here.

  2. I have been on Liberty Island and in the Statue of Liberty. I have also been in countries of socialist bent. I resent this depiction of Lady Liberty, graffiti and all, altered to look more like third world communist workers unity banner. I am one American that does not want my country in a makeover from third world populations. Moreover, reuniting families that willingly divide themselves to illegally wander into another sovereign country and demand rights, is not the responsibility of others.

  3. I don’t see anything here but a lawless person. When you disobey the law of the land, whether it’s auto theft or illigally crossing the border, you have broken law. I was taught to follow the laws of the land and learn from authorities in their field. I would gladly digest your thoughts and opinions, but it appears that you are an authority on nothing other than invasion of another’s country.
    I had family members who sacraficed their lives protecting my country. What do you do for our country, except enocurage selfishness?

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