Founded in 1969, Centro Legal de la Raza is a comprehensive legal services agency protecting and advancing the rights of immigrant, low-income, and Latino communities through bilingual legal representation, education, and advocacy. By combining quality legal services with know-your-rights education and youth development, Centro Legal promotes access to justice for thousands of individuals and families each year throughout Northern and Central California.

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Centro Legal Stands in Solidarity with Detained Immigrant Mothers Fighting for Freedom from Family Detention

August 18, 2016
OAKLAND, CA — Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) stands in solidarity with the 22 immigrant mothers who are currently on the eighth day of a hunger strike at the Berks County Residential Center. These women, along with their children, are being held in detention while they seek asylum in the United States. The women have been held from 60 days to over a year, despite having meritorious claims for release and relatives in the United States who are willing to receive them. Centro... Continue Reading

Centro Legal de la Raza Helps Secure Legislative Victory Against Displacement for Hayward Tenants

August 10, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9, 2016 Media Contact: Jesse Newmark jessenewmark@centrolegal.org (510) 437-1863       OAKLAND, CA — In our efforts to prevent devastating tenant displacement throughout the Bay Area, Centro Legal de la Raza vigorously pursues all avenues for relief – from the courtrooms, to the halls of the legislature. Like many places in the Bay Area, Hayward is gentrifying and poor families of color are getting pushed out by dishonest landlords looking to... Continue Reading

Centro Legal de la Raza Seeks Workers’ Rights Staff Attorney

August 4, 2016
Founded in 1969 and located in Oakland, California, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is a comprehensive legal services agency focused on strengthening low-income and Latino individuals and families by providing free and low-cost, bilingual, and culturally competent legal representation, education, and advocacy. The mission of Centro Legal is to protect and expand the rights of low-income people, particularly monolingual Spanish-speaking immigrants, throughout Northern and Central... Continue Reading