Skip Hickambottom and Dale Gronemeier: These MOUs not only require local police departments to provide their officers for immigration investigations and joint operations, but they also shift the costs of enforcement from the federal government to local cities, school districts, and counties.
The State of Immigration in America
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Skip Hickambottom and Dale Gronemeir: Councilmember Gordo is talking out of both sides of his mouth – one day he supports a total ban on ICE contacts but then four days later backtracks from that public commitment.
Leighton Woodhouse: During the next hour Barragán and Chu were subjected to the kind of diversion, buck-passing and stonewalling you might expect from a cable TV company when you try to switch providers.
Bobbi Murray: Last December Lara introduced Senate Bill 30, which would require California voter approval of any wall construction along the California-Mexico border.
Tom Hastings: Who ever thought that we would have a president who makes John McCain look moderate? Well, we do.
Marcy Winograd: Protests began Saturday night in front of the Tom Bradley International Airport and resumed Sunday, with protectors, young and old, Muslim, Jewish, and Christian, conducting a sit-in in front of the Customs’ office.
Sharon Kyle – Trump Executive Order Banning Muslims Stopped for now.
Eric A. Gordon: California, Los Angeles, and at least 40 other jurisdictions in the state are declaring themselves in direct opposition to the xenophobia, and perhaps unconstitutionality, of Trump’s plans.
Leighton Woodhouse: A collision between the Trump administration and Democratic lawmakers in Sacramento is inevitable. California lawmakers are counting on it.
Leighton Woodhouse: Thousands of people flooded the streets of downtown Los Angeles yesterday to protest the agenda of the incoming administration.
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.
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.