There was a time when Republican officials in the “reddest county in America” were not at all shy about deriding our porous borders and condemning those who advocate amnesty for unauthorized immigrants. But their approach has become more nuanced in recent years.
With the first wave of President Donald Trump’s long-promised crackdown on immigration arriving this week, immigrant advocates in Orange County are scrambling to mobilize on behalf of the many county residents who could be impacted by the directives.
Worried that federal immigration authorities could exploit a controversial statewide gang database, California’s outgoing Attorney General Kamala D. Harris wants lawmakers to give the state Department of Justice full control over the database.
Los fraudulentos, que durante mucho tiempo se han dirigido a las comunidades de inmigrantes, aumentarán sus esfuerzos en los próximos meses con la presidencia de Donald J. Trump y sus promesas de posiciones mucho más duras sobre la inmigración, advierten los grupos de ayuda legal y los defensores de los inmigrantes.
The shock that gripped immigrants and their advocates in the immediate aftermath of Donald J. Trump’s election has given way to an unprecedented mobilization. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening now and what may happen after his inauguration.
Scammers promising green cards and low-cost legal services to immigrants are likely to proliferate in the coming months along with mounting worries that President-elect Donald Trump will turn his anti-immigrant rhetoric into action.
Immigrant-rights advocates throughout Orange County have begun mobilizing to prepare one of the nation’s most vulnerable immigrant communities for what will assuredly be a harsher stance from Washington D.C.
Santa Ana is getting attention recently with national planning awards and profiles in the LA and NY Times. But resident and activist Luis Sarmiento argues the media is not properly crediting resident-led development for transforming the city.