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.
The State of Immigration in America
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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.
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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?