immigrants

  • Immigrant-Rights Supporters Slam Sanctuary State Lawsuit

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new lawsuit against California’s so-called sanctuary state laws is drawing withering criticism from lawmakers and groups that support immigrant rights. Sessions argues California is violating the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution, which says federal laws take precedence....
  • Immigrants Can Be Detained Indefinitely Under Supreme Court Ruling

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service SEATTLE — People waiting for their immigration case to be decided can be held indefinitely, even if they are legal permanent residents or asylum seekers. In a 5-to-3 decision issued Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Jennings...
  • Stop Intimidation of Immigrant in Our Courts

    By Senator Scott Wiener Special to El Observador The relentless slandering of immigrants coming from Donald Trump and his allies in Washington is having a disastrous impact on so many people in our communities. Children are afraid to go to school because they fear that their parents may be...
  • Immigrants’ Advocates Rally at Calif. Capitol for “Sanctuary State”

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Advocates for immigrants promoted the idea of making California a “sanctuary state,” with a big rally which occurred on the morning of Monday May 15th, on the steps of the Capitol building in Sacramento. Monday was the 21st annual California Immigrant...
  • Advocates for Calif. Immigrants Warn: Be Prepared

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Advocates for California immigrants are speaking out, educating people on their options in light of the Trump administration’s increased enforcement actions. On the campaign trail, Trump had threatened to revoke Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program that allowed temporary...
  • Calif. Educators March to Show Support for Immigrant Community

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Hundreds of educators are marched on Cesar Chavez Day – in Sacramento to show their solidarity with immigrants in California and to oppose the immigration and education policies of the Trump administration. The march and rally kick off the 75th annual...
  • Board Approves $3.8 Million Funding for Legal Representation for Immigrants

    Acting in support of immigrants who may face deportation without due process, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved an investment of $3.8 million in legal representation, and a Know Your Rights education and media campaign.  The Board’s action at its Tuesday, March 14th meeting, was a promised...
  • Immigrants Do Not Increase Crime, Research Shows

    Eric Galatas Public News Service DENVER – As President Donald Trump continues to make good on promises to deport undocumented immigrants – with some in Colorado seeking protection in sanctuary churches – a new study shows U.S. cities with large immigrant populations experience lower rates of crime. Contrary to...
  • Theater for the Mind

    Mental health focused factr strives to unite immigrants and community through cultural exchange and art Arturo Hilario El Observador Through focus on the mind and spirit, a nonprofit in San Jose is helping immigrants assimilate to their local communities all while celebrating their differences. Family Alliance for Counseling Tools...