Former President Barack Obama waded into the once Republican stronghold of Orange County Saturday, throwing his political weight behind first-time Democratic candidates who say they can flip four Republican-held House of Representative districts where voters sided with Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
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.
Advocates want state Attorney General Kamala Harris to block federal access to the controversial CalGang database out of fears that the Trump administration will use it to deport unauthorized immigrants who’ve been erroneously labeled as gang members.
About 80 people came together Wednesday to march throughout downtown Santa Ana in a demonstration of their anger with the Supreme Court’s vote last week that blocked President Obama’s immigration reform.
More than 70 years ago, Beverly Beesemyer, a 97-year-old Laguna Woods resident, was among the first women to fly military aircraft. In recent years, she has been part of a successful effort to convince Congress that these women deserved to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.