The protests in Huntington Beach and San Clemente come amidst reports of anti-lockdown protests from across the country, which have largely pushed anti-lockdown sentiments amplified by the president, who’s vocally encouraged such protests.
Thousands of people flocked to Santa Ana to hear the Democratic presidential candidate take aim at the establishment and President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Sanders told reporters he feared California’s No Party Preference voters – in a key national battleground like Orange County – would be restricted from voting for him.
Voice of OC today stands alongside hundreds of news organizations across America, pushing back against President Trump’s assertion that reporters are enemies of the people, defending the notion that a free and independent press is central to our democracy, our freedom.
Gary Takesian, a documentary filmmaker and graphic artist living in Yorba Linda, writes about the recent deportation of Jorge Garcia, noting the collective American conscience needs a softening of the heart, standing up to the fact that breaking up decent families, regardless of their legally recognized status, serves no useful or rational purpose.
Among U.S. counties, Orange County has the fourth-largest population of people eligible for DACA protection, with an estimated 54,000 eligible last year, according to data from the Migration Policy Institute.
Councilman Jose Solorio proposed keeping the ICE contract, saying it helps detained immigrants stay close to their families and attorneys. Immigration activists loudly opposed it calling Solorio a “Latino Trump.”