Border Region

Even before Trump, asylum seeker already caught up in clogged system

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017

By Kate Morrisey As President Donald Trump sets out to ramp up immigration enforcement, the system already is overwhelmed — not just with the “criminals” Trump has said he will...

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Immigration Reform

Trio of Lawmakers Plan ‘California Welcomes Refugees’ Bill

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017

By Chris Jennewein Assembly members from San Diego, Los Angeles and Sacramento plan to introduce legislation Wednesday that will welcome refugees to the Golden State. Lorena...

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Citizenship

Union-Tribune: Military service leads to U.S. citizenship

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016

By Tatiana Sanchez Daniel Torres, an unauthorized immigrant who enlisted in the Marine Corps using a false birth certificate, became an American citizen on Thursday. He is likely...

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Deferred Action

Sanctuary cities: Model leadership to ensure safety of most vulnerable

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017

By Pedro Rios Cities and counties around the country are taking the audacious step of declaring their municipal governments sanctuaries to demonstrate solidarity with immigrants...

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Recent Posts

Trio of Lawmakers Plan ‘California Welcomes Refugees’ Bill

By Chris Jennewein

Assembly members from San Diego, Los Angeles and Sacramento plan to introduce legislation Wednesday that will welcome refugees to the Golden State.

Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher from San Diego, Adrin Nazarian from Sherman Oaks in the San Fernando Valley and Kevin McCarty from Sacramento have scheduled a news conference for 11:30 a.m. to introduce the legislation.

Read the full story here.

Union-Tribune: Denouncing the wall

Local activists hold a press conference denouncing Donald Trump’s exectuvie orders targeting immigrants and refugees as well as the proposed building of a wall along the entire border between the United States and Mexico.

Read more at the Union-Tribune for the full story.

TAKE ACTION: Support SB54, “California Values Act”

Californians, we have to do everything in our power to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the communities most threatened by this administration’s racist, xenophobic agenda. The California State Senate introduced SB 54, the California Values Act which would provide protection for undocumented immigrants and ban the use of state and local resources for mass deportations.

TAKE ACTION: Tell California state lawmakers and Governor Brown to expedite the California Values Act now.