The victory is noteworthy because it comes on the heels of recent national study showing that local sanctuary policies are preventing Trump from hitting interior deportation levels experienced during the Obama Administration. Moreover, the policy helps propel growing demands to #AbolishICE and decriminalize immigration.
There is now clear legal authority to get ICE Out of our communities and to incrementally build a durable policy agenda to #AbolishICE
We’ve long known SB 54 was fully permitted by the Constitution, and today’s decision removes any doubt. SB54 was enacted to protect California’s residents and specifically its immigrant residents. It is now clear the defense of SB 54 will also serve to protect core constitutional values shared by all.
History calls upon each one of us to take a stand right now. This burden takes a distinct form for people with privilege and for elected officials who have pledged their support for immigrants. It is now time to move from rhetoric to action at every level of government and in every community.
We’ve known for a long time that ICE is a rogue law enforcement agency, but this letter shows there is now a rogue agency within a rogue agency. For years, ICE has been inventing threats and defining its own mission without oversight from Congress or the White House. It’s a problem that preceded the current administration, and Obama alums would do the country a service by acknowledging this fact.
On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to gut the rights of public sector unions to organize and collectively bargain on behalf of workers they are legally bound to represent. This attack is a slap in the face of years of court precedent that has recognized the importance and benefit of creating fair bargaining opportunities for workers protecting their rights.
BREAKING: Federal Judge Denies Trump Administration’s Effort to Dismiss Case Brought by TPS-Holders and Their US Citizen Children
Following a hearing before a packed courtroom on Friday, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen today rejected the government’s motion to dismiss a case brought in March by 9 holders of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and 5 of their US citizen children.
TPS Holders and Their Children Confront Trump Administration in Court Over Efforts to Terminate Long-Held Legal Status
On Friday, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco will hold the first hearing in a lawsuit brought by TPS holders and their US citizen children against the federal government’s effort to terminate Temporary Protected Status for more than 200,000 people living lawfully in the United States. The plaintiffs are represented by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, and Sidley Austin LLP.
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.