Los Angeles, CA – Recently, Univision featured the story of Sayda Ayala, a Dreamer from Honduras. Sayda crossed the border alone at the age of 13 with nothing more than the clothes she was wearing. This year, she generated an income of $4.8 million from the two transportation companies she owns in southern California. During… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

The latest episode of our podcast, “A is for America”, features an interview with Jon Rodney and Layla Razavi of the California Immigrant Policy Center, who spoke to us about the California Values Act and what hate groups have done to try and bring down the law in the Golden State. (Interview starts at 16:00.) So… Continue »

Yesterday’s electoral results confirmed two trends in evidence since Trump’s election in 2016: Energy and enthusiasm remains high for voters who make up the “Coalition of the Decent” and are intent on electing Democrats and checking Trump. Republican attempts to use anti-immigrant fear mongering fails again, this time in a  special election for a Missouri… Continue »

Last fall, the California Values Act was signed into law, curtailing cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration officials and underscoring California’s role as a leader of the anti-Trump resistance. Studies have shown that jurisdictions with pro-immigrant policies are safer than those without them, and cities and states with such policies have been a… Continue »

“¡Si se puede!” “¡Si se puede!” “¡Si se puede!” were among the chants yesterday in front of the California state house as immigrants and immigrant allies from across the state gathered to celebrate Immigrant Day 2018. The day of action, which was organized by the California Immigrant Policy Center, took place in Sacramento, California, where… Continue »

A Bloomberg Law piece covers the first-of-its-kind lawsuit filed in federal district court in California Monday, which challenges the Department of Homeland Security’s termination of TPS for protected immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. In a historic move, it’s filed on behalf of the US.. citizen children of TPS holders. Relevant excerpts follow: Like two other lawsuits… Continue »

Today, Donald Trump made his first-ever visit to California as president, and the response was less than positive. Trump was in town to inspect prototypes for his infamous border wall and to attend a Hollywood fundraiser, and advocates made it clear that he was not welcome in the state that delivered more than 4 million… Continue »

The Administration’s War on California and on Immigrants is Built on Lies The Trump Administration’s war against California and the dueling visions for the country will be on center stage today as President Trump visits the state. Undoubtedly, Trump will utter inanities about a stupid wall. Most likely, he will also attack a state that refuses to… Continue »

Key voices are assessing the Trump Administration’s “War on California.” Ahead of tomorrow’s trip by President Trump to California, the below observers capture key issues at stake: A New York Times op-ed by Cardozo School of Law Professor and immigration legal expert Peter Markowitz explains why the legal justifications for the Trump Administration’s lawsuit against California fall short: “The department… Continue »

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has filed a lawsuit against the state of California over pro-immigrant laws that protect Californians from the abuses of immigration enforcement officials. This lawsuit is the latest reminder of the Trump Administration’s war on immigrants and its efforts to spread fear and separate families. It is an anti-immigrant attack… Continue »