Sacramento’s Jazmine Justice-Young weighs in on the important messages of “120 Days.” The movie portrays the daily struggles and dangers facing immigrant families living in the U.S. “Not every immigrant is dangerous like the ones broadcasted on TV. Many are from wholesome, hard-working families, restlessly chasing the American Dream.” Read more at AccessLocal.TV.Read More ‘120 Days’ Documents the Intimate Life of an Immigrant Family
Lisa Weissman, a supervising attorney and lecturer at Stanford Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, explains how the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program came to be and how it works. Weissmann also explains what undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children need to know after the Trump Administration announced it will end […]Read More Ask an immigration lawyer: what do Dreamers need to know now?
A high school senior from Boyle Heights in Los Angeles believes she’ll be able to attend college and find meaningful work upon graduate even though she is an undocumented immigrant. This student shared her optimism with Boyle Heights Beat for a series of interviews with people impacted by the Trump Administration’s September announcement it would […]Read More My DACA story: Abby
If voted into law, the California Values Act would prevent state and local law enforcement from enforcing immigration laws except in cases involving some serious felons. One California teen reflects on the relief it would bring to her and her family at a time when the Trump administration is trying to advance an anti-immigrant agenda. […]Read More With SB 54, California would be my sanctuary
Two California teenagers, both undocumented, share their views on proposed legislation that would limit how California governments can cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. One teen lives in Hayward, a city with ‘sanctuary’ policies for its undocumented residents passed in response to the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant stance. The other is a 19-year-old in Kern County who […]Read More Two youths’ views on ‘sanctuary state’
Students, parents and teachers spoke about the pervasive fear President Donald Trump’s promise to increase deportations has spread through the community. The Sacramento City Unified School District responded to those fears by declaring its campuses safe havens for undocumented students. “The worst case scenario would be children afraid of showing up to school because of […]Read More Sacramento district declares schools safe havens
Activists from San Joaquin County traveled to Sacramento to push lawmakers to address problems ranging from discriminatory housing policies to to childhood poverty to pesticide use. Merced organizer Crissy Gallardo attended the event, organized by the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, to support a proposed bill that would expand protections for California’s undocumented immigrants. “We […]Read More Valley residents call for a ‘golden state for all’