Syed: Delayed Citizenship Processing is Voter Suppression

Shakeel Syed, Executive Director of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD), writes that the continued backlog of citizenship applications before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) not only undermines our democracy but suppresses voters.

Rehmeyer: When Will They Ever Learn

Longtime Yorba Linda resident Sharon Rehmeyer has spent her career educating young students. In retirement she is now trying to educate decision makers as to the danger of building houses in a fire zone coupled with access issues.

Santana: OC Lack of Progress on Homelessness is Tragic. Could it Soon be Illegal?

Recent court decisions stress that without adequate public sheltering infrastructure, leaders can’t legally enforce anti-camping ordinances. Given the failure of OC Supervisors to craft regional consensus among cities on housing homeless people, U.S. District Judge David O. Carter has now been put in a tough position, one he’s been trying to avoid since March.