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In California, The Nation’s Largest Public University System Pledges To Protect Undocumented Students

California’s two public universities have vowed to protect undocumented students and not assist in federal deportation efforts. The effort is a part of a national movement of students and their allies mobilizing to create areas of refuge for undocumented students on college and university campuses. More from the Washington Post: In a “Statement of Principles,” … Continue reading »

State Leaders: “California Is – And Must Always Be – A Refuge Of Justice And Opportunity”

Yesterday, two California leaders said in a joint statement they “woke up feeling like strangers in a foreign land” following the election of Donald Trump, but pledged “not be dragged back into the past.” “We will lead the resistance to any effort that would shred our social fabric or our Constitution,” said Senate President Pro … Continue reading »

California Latino Voters Back Clinton Over Trump By 80-16% Margin; Asian Americans Support Clinton Over Trump By 79-13%

Below are key candidate questions for the California-specific Latino and Asian American election eve polls, conducted by Latino Decisions and Asian American Decisions. Full toplines and crosstabs available HERE for the Latino poll; Asian American poll findings will be posted online HERE starting tomorrow.  In California, Latino voters back Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a 80-16% margin. Bycomparison, in Latino Decisions’ … Continue reading »

In AZ, CA, CO, FL, and NV, More Reminders that Mobilization of Latino Voters Could Bolster Democrats, Punish GOP

With less than two weeks until Election Day and with early voting in full swing in a number of key states, there are continued signs of Latino voter energy and mobilization and indications that the hardline immigration stance of Donald Trump and the GOP is a major motivating factor for Latino voters across the country. … Continue reading »

Juanga y la 187 de Pete Wilson

Con toda seguridad no fue la mejor de sus composiciones, a juzgar por las pocas menciones al respecto en torno a su amplio repertorio de 1,800 canciones de su autoría. En eso, los especialistas sabrán juzgar mejor. Pero la “Canción 187” de Juan Gabriel coloca al cantante mexicano, fallecido el domingo en Los Ángeles, en … Continue reading »

California’s Senate Race Shows How The Ghost Of Prop. 187 Continues To Haunt Republicans

In the race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Republicans have been shut out of a spot on the fall ballot “for the first time since the state’s first direct election of Senators in 1914.” Under state rules, the top two finishers win spots on the fall ballot regardless of their party affiliation. While … Continue reading »

In NY, DACA Recipients Win Teaching Licenses; In CA, 170,000 Undocumented Kids Win Health Care Coverage

Two huge victories this week are poised to dramatically change the lives of thousands of undocumented immigrants in New York and California. In New York, the state Board of Regents rejected opposition from Republicans and approved plans to allow DACA recipients to apply for teaching certification, medical-related licenses, and over 50 other professional licenses. “These … Continue reading »

This Tax Day, A Reminder that Implementing Immigration Executive Action Policies Would Be Good for California

Unfortunately, Out of State Lawsuit Keeping CA From Reaping the Benefits This year, the deadline for filing federal income taxes arrives on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the U.S. v Texas immigration case. Tax Day is a reminder that for the good of our tax base, our overall economy, … Continue reading »

Immigration Local and State Report: California, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Connecticut

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have emerged as the winners of the New Hampshire primaries. Despite Donald Trump pulling the entire Republican field to the right on immigration, only 1 in 7 Republican voters rated it as their top issue. And as the attention of presidential candidates shifts to South Carolina, there are plenty of … Continue reading »

New CA Law Exceeds Expectations With Over 600,000 Driver’s Licenses Issued To Undocumented Immigrants In 2015

Thanks to new state law, nearly half of all driver’s licenses issued to Californians in 2015 went to undocumented immigrants. Under Assembly Bill 60, which went into effect in January 2015, any Californian who meets necessary driving requirements is eligible to receive a driver’s license, regardless of immigration status. Applications have exceeded expectations since the … Continue reading »