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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 »

As L.A. Proposes $10 Million Defense Fund For Immigrants, Leaders In Washington State Declare “Hate-Free State”

Leaders continue to speak out in defense of their immigrant neighbors and against the divisive rhetoric of Donald Trump, adding to the growing list of states, counties, and leaders pledging to take significant steps to protect undocumented communities. In Los Angeles, officials have proposed a bold, $10 million dollar plan to help provide legal assistance to undocumented … Continue reading »

Thousands Rally In Solidarity With Immigrants On International Migrants Day

Thousands of marchers in cities across the country rallied in solidarity with their immigrant neighbors this past Sunday, International Migrants Day. Two of the day’s biggest marches occurred in California and New York, two states that have taken the lead in pledging to stick up for immigrants in the face of a promised crackdown under … Continue reading »

Growing Number of States, Cities, and Colleges Speaking Up on Behalf of Immigrants

A growing number of states, cities, and colleges continue to step up on behalf of their immigrant constituents, pledging resistance against Donald Trump’s deportation vision and speaking out about the contributions immigrants make in their communities. Among the latest developments: The Indianapolis Star highlights how Indiana colleges and universities are speaking out on behalf of Dreamers and DACAmented students: … Continue reading »

California Again a National Leader on Immigration

New legislation in CA would stand up to Trump’s deportation vision and promote alternative vision of America that recognizes value of immigrants Yesterday, California lawmakers unveiled a sweeping set of pro-immigrant policies designed to combat Trump’s deportation plans and stand up for an alternative vision of America that recognizes the value of immigrants and immigrant … Continue reading »