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Elected Officials in California and Texas Join The Dreamer Dinners Campaign to Help Protect DACA Program

Dreamer Dinners have arrived in Texas and California, with Congressman Joaquin Castro, Congressman Jimmy Gomez, Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti all breaking bread with Dreamers during the 5th Anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Yesterday, in the midst of a nationwide mobilization organized by … Continue reading »

Moment of Truth is at Hand for California State Law that Defies Trump Deportation Agenda

Will Gov. Jerry Brown cave to Trump and his allies, or stand up for public safety and immigrants? On the verge of enactment, the California Values Act (SB 54) would separate local law enforcement from the Trump Administration’s deportation force. The goal is to ensure that local law enforcement prioritize the prevention of crime and … Continue reading »

20 Attorneys General, Alongside New Economic Data, Emphasize Need for Maintaining DACA

This week, we have outlined why President Trump needs to keep DACA in place until Congress can enact a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers, particularly as it faces mounting threats by lawmakers and the Trump Administration. Just last month, officials from 10 states, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, gave the Trump administration and Attorney … Continue reading »

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Ex-AG Eric Holder Support California’s Pro-Immigrant and Pro-Public Safety SB54 Bill

California, long a national leader in pro-immigrant policymaking, is poised to once again provide a powerful example of how states can stand up for immigrants and protect public safety for all. At a press conference yesterday, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck joined with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and California State Senate Leader … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: ‘It’s about public safety, stupid’

Trump’s relentless demonization of immigrants and communities that welcome them suffers setback in courts Yesterday, a federal judge ruled against the Trump Administration’s efforts to withhold funds from sanctuary cities. In addition to legal setbacks, the nativist agenda of the President Trump, Attorney General Sessions and DHS Secretary Kelly is facing increased opposition from the … Continue reading »

California State Senate Stands Up to Trump, Stands Up for Public Safety, and Stands Up for Immigrants

People Power Propels Historic Bill Forward Yesterday, California’s State Senate passed the California Values Act, a landmark bill that ensures state and local law enforcement do not arrest and detain individuals solely on their immigration status. As the Trump Administration ramps up the federal government’s deportation machinery and attempts to bully communities to turn their police into … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Building companies, California cities boycott Trump’s border monstrosity

In a new piece for Bloomberg, “Trump’s Wall is 30 Feet of Scary Politics for Builders,” Thomas Black highlights the resistance to bidding on Trump’s border monstrosity by major building companies who “won’t touch it with a 10-foot pole.”  Black writes: The wall and Trump’s insistence that Mexico pay for it have incensed broad swaths … Continue reading »

Thousands Ask Governors to Keep National Guard Out of Trump’s Deportation Force

Campaign gathers tens of thousands of signatures asking Governors in six states to not comply with Trump immigration crackdown, keep National Guard out of Trump’s deportation force Last month, the Associated Press reported that the Trump Administration was considering a plan that would have allowed Governors to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops … Continue reading »

As Trump’s Deportation Force Cranks Up, Pro-Trump Farmers Suddenly Very Worried About Their Workers

Donald Trump warned us from the start that he wanted to target all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US for deportation, but apparently some pro-Trump California farmers profiled in this New York Times piece thought he was all bark and no bite. Now that Trump’s Deportation Force is cranking up — see the tragic story of … Continue reading »

CA and NY Analyses of Latino Vote: Exit Polls Got it Wrong

Pieces in LA Times and NY Daily News Highlight New Precinct-Level Analyses in California and New York Find that Edison Exit Polls Overestimated Latino Support for Trump Two new op-eds detail precinct-level analyses of how the Latino electorate in California and New York actually voted in 2016, adding powerful evidence to the argument that the Edison exit polls overestimated … Continue reading »