On June 20, the U.S. District court in Sacramento will hold the first hearing in the Trump administration’s widely-criticized lawsuit challenging parts of three pro-immigrant laws in California. Outside of the hearing, community groups from across the state will stage a vibrant rally, complete with musical performances, to celebrate immigrants’ resilience and to honor California’s values of compassion and inclusion.
In the court of public opinion, we have approached a tipping point. The entire country is uniting to condemn Trump’s grotesque policies, which have created a human rights crisis on US soil. This week, immigrants and their attorneys will have an opportunity in federal court to defend core constitutional values. I don’t doubt that we will prevail.