Central American Refugee Center CARECEN-N.Y.
All people should have the right to work, build a
community and determine their own future with
a sense of dignity. The displacement of thousands
of Central Americans into North America as a result
of war and civil strife in their homelands created the
need for an agency to safeguard the basic rights of
those seeking safe haven in our midst.
The Central American Refugee Center – CARECEN
promotes social justice and legal rights for Central
Americans and all immigrants, particularly those of
low and moderate income, through legal representation,
advocacy, outreach, education and community organizing.
Since 1983, CARECEN has continued to fight against
exploitation and discriminatory treatment of Central
American refugees and all immigrants under the laws
of the United States.