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.
Upwards of 10,000 people joined the Women’s March in Santa Ana Saturday to rebuke the administration of Donald J. Trump and call for equal treatment of women, minorities and immigrants. It was one of many such protests held throughout the nation and the world.
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.
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.
Hundreds of protesters vented their anger at Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump outside his rally at the Anaheim Convention Center on Wednesday, taking to the streets, throwing rocks at police and assaulting cars on the road.
Despite public pressure, including a hunger strike, the Santa Ana City Council did not vote this week to close the city’s jail, which houses immigration detainees through a contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.