After years of opposition by Richmond residents, a proposal to expand West County Detention Facility was approved by the County Board of Supervisors in a vote of 4-1. Supervisor John Gioia was the only opposing vote.
The same week the Ninth Circuit decision was announced in San Francisco, ICE arrested approximately 160 people in Southern California.
Studies show that Pres. Trump’s ending the DACA exemption for young undocumented Dreamers would cost the U.S. economically.
Over 100 demonstrators from across Contra Costa County crowded onto the front steps of Sheriff David Livingston’s office in Martinez. Their message: “Sheriff Livingston, Get Out Of the Deportation Business.”
Under the expanded definition, nearly any undocumented immigrant could be considered a target.
Richmond City Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin describes how the city is preparing to protect its immigrant residents under a Trump presidency
The most important thing to do now, advocates say, is to make sure immigrants know their rights.
In 2015 Cal State Long Beach student body president and undocumented immigrant Jose Salazar made headlines when it emerged he would not be paid for the position because of his immigration status.
Leticia Urrutia’s DACA renewal is coming up in October, a month before the presidential elections.
Immigrant rights advocates say the Supreme Court ruling on two programs that would have granted temporary deportation relief for millions of undocumented immigrants is a setback. But, they insist, it is not the end of the road.