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The Urgent Reasons that Rep. Issa Should Step Up and Support the Dream Act

Sacramento, CA – President Trump’s decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, plunged 800,000 Dreamers into crisis, including more than 222,000 DACA recipients in California. The solution is the bipartisan Dream Act. It’s urgent that Congress act, without undue delay and without unnecessary complications. This includes recognizing that the recently issued White … Continue reading »

The Urgent Reasons that Reps. Knight, Royce, and Walters Should Step Up and Support the Dream Act

Sacramento, CA – President Trump’s decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, plunged 800,000 Dreamers into crisis, including more than 222,000 DACA recipients in California. The solution is the bipartisan Dream Act. It’s urgent that Congress act, without undue delay and without unnecessary complications. This includes recognizing that the recently issued White House … Continue reading »

Landmark Legislation to Protect Immigrants and Public Safety Signed Into Law by California’s Governor Jerry Brown

California takes on Trump’s nativism, stands up for public safety and immigrants Washington, DC – In a victory for public safety, for immigrants, and for the values of Californians, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 54, the California Values Act, into law yesterday. This landmark legislation ensures that state and local law enforcement agencies focus on … Continue reading »

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 »

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