immigrants

  • The DACA program remains in place for now, but advocates for California immigrants say anyone at risk of being detained should have an emergency plan and an attorney. Photo Credit: avidcreative/iStockphoto

    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...
  • California educators say it'll take more than an apple a day to fight changes to immigration and education policies that are affecting public schools. Photo Credit: Jmiltenburg/morguefile

    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...
  • County of Santa Clara

    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...
  • A report summarizing four decades of research concludes that immigrants benefit U.S. communities and do not increase crime. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    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...
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    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...
  • Many of California's immigrant farm workers, and their employers, hope the immigrants will be able to remain in the U.S. after the White House changes hands. Photo Credit: Igor Trepeshchenok/BarnImages

    Calif. Immigrants Scramble to File Documents by Jan. 20

    Logan Pollard Public News Service  LOS ANGELES – Some people in California are scrambling to get their identification and work documents in order by January. They are immigrants, concerned about President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to deport some 11 million undocumented people. Some experts think worker roundups are unlikely,...
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    Plan to Aide Immigrants Who May Face Deportation

    San Jose – Responding to community concerns about potential changes in deportation policies with a change in administration in Washington, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Dave Cortese and Supervisor Cindy Chavez are promoting a plan to keep residents informed about their rights and provide legal representation to...
  • Gael García Bernal plays immigrant Moises in Desierto.

    Gael García Bernal On Desierto

    Arturo Hilario El Observador Jonás Cuarón, (son of Alfonso Cuarón), brings a cinematic, terror-inducing thriller with Desierto. In the film, a group of hopeful immigrants crossing into the United States at the Mexican border are met with a a horrifying situation as they are hunted by a ‘patriot’. Gael...
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    County to Celebrate National Welcoming Week

    SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. This month, under the umbrella of Welcoming America, numerous municipalities and community based organizations around the country are celebrating the 5th annual National Welcoming Week. A series of events in Santa Clara County will bring communities, new and long-time residents together to acknowledge the benefits...