Daisy Viera: California lawmakers introduced Assembly Bill 3 and Senate Bill 6 to provide legal representation to the state’s immigrant communities who will be targeted by the federal government’s efforts to ramp up deportation programs and go after new classes of people for deportation.
The State of Immigration in America
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Victoria DeFrancesco Soto: Sanctuary cities see immigration as a federal level issue. In using local cops or sheriffs to enforce federal immigration laws, cities see a loss of trust by immigrant communities. The idea of community policing goes out the window.
Bobbi Murray: There are at maximum a few hundred thousand immigrants that have had a run-in with law enforcement. That’s the pretext for going after millions. That’s the scary part because he knows people in this country could fall for that.
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Alvaro Huerta: As our main agenda item consists of the “The Taco-Truck-in-Every-Corner Campaign,” we’re also reflecting on how resilient, proud and generous we are as a people.
Ahilan T. Arulanantham: The largest group of people currently in immigration detention are asylum seekers, almost all of whom have no criminal record.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Immigrants come to the United States because there are people who want to employ them. If there wasn’t a demand there wouldn’t be much of a supply of immigrants – the Law of Supply and Demand, it’s Economics 101.
Victoria DeFrancesco Soto: So what happened to Trump’s call to reinstate President Eisenhower’s Operation Wetback that oversaw a mass deportation of Mexican immigrants?
Enrique Buelna: In less than a minute, the one key perpetrator, Laura Bennett, hurled a racist rant as if it had been carefully choreographed—practiced and well thought out. She knew exactly what she was saying—her clarity cannot be denied.
Rosemary Jenkins: Instead of greeting these innocent children with open arms, we treated them like criminals, turning them away—caring nothing about what would await them if they were forced to return to their countries of birth.
Walter Brasch: The one issue the Senate had success with was to block President Obama’s immigration plans by not allowing a hearing or a vote for the ninth Supreme Court justice.
Cinthia Flores: Our message was clear: we oppose the due process violations committed against immigrant communities and denounce the use of deportations as a strategy to punish youth and families seeking protection.
David Bacon: The number of California indigenous farm workers over the age of 50 has doubled to about nine percent — 10,000 to 15,000 people.