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Judge Thelton Henderson

Judge Henderson, Overseeing Oakland Police Reforms for 13 Years, to Retire Future of OPD compliance to court-mandated reforms uncertain

Thelton Henderson, the federal judge who has overseen the reform of the Oakland Police Department for over a dozen years and has a long law career stemming back to the Civil Rights Movement, will be [...]
President Barack Obama visited the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Okla., on July 16, 2015. (Evan Vucci/AP)

More Than Obama Legacy at Stake in Obamacare Repeal

  President Obama returns to sweet home Chicago Tuesday night to say farewell to the nation. It will be an evening of joy, tears and pride in a job well done, despite the harsh headwinds [...]
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Kamala Harris Sworn In as First Indian American Senator and California’s First Black Senator

    By Sarah D. Wire, LA Times   Before friends and family in a packed chamber, Kamala Harris was sworn in as California’s newest U.S. senator Tuesday morning.     She became the first [...]
Yanci López habla en la manifestación del martes frente a la Municipalidad de San Francisco. Ella está flanqueada por sus dos hijos y su abogado, Luis Ángel, la conforta mientras habla de su marido detenido. Foto por Tulio Ospina.

Grupos de Derechos de los Inmigrantes presionan al alcalde de SF para que acepte el Fondo de Defensa Legal El alcalde Lee presenta su propia propuesta sin financiamiento para la oficina del Defensor Público

Grupos de derechos de los inmigrantes, junto con la oficina del Defensor Público de San Francisco y varios supervisores de la ciudad, anunciaron una propuesta la semana pasada para asignar $5 millones para contratar a [...]
Yanci Lopez speaks at Tuesday's rally in front of SF City Hall. She is flanked by her two children and her attorney, Luis Angel, comforts her as she talks about her detained husband. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Immigrant Rights Groups Pressure SF Mayor to Accept Legal Defense Fund Mayor Lee introducing his own proposal with no funding for Public Defender’s office

Immigrant rights groups, alongside the San Francisco Public Defender’s office and several city Supervisors, announced a proposal last week to allocate $5 million to hire 23 new immigration attorneys in preparation of Donald Trump’s presidency. [...]
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El Supremo de EEUU evalúa dividido los derechos de los inmigrantes detenidos

(EFE) — El Tribunal Supremo de Estados Unidos evaluó esta semana dividido entre sus miembros progresistas y conservadores si los inmigrantes pueden ser detenidos indefinidamente o si debe fijarse un límite a la reclusión, un [...]
Paul Chávez, Director Ejecutivo del Centro Legal de la Raza, habla en la conferencia de prensa del martes anunciando la colaboración entre los grupos locales de derechos de los inmigrantes y la ciudad para brindar una representación universal a los residentes indocumentados de Oakland. Chávez está flanqueado por representantes del Centro Legal y el Concejal Noel Gallo (izquierda) y la alcaldesa Libby Schaaf (a la derecha). Foto por Tulio Ospina.

Oakland, SF Consideran la formación de equipos de respuesta inmigratoria para combatir deportaciones bajo Trump Las ciudades están trabajando con organizaciones sin fines de lucro para lograr representación legal universal para los residentes indocumentados

La alcaldesa Libby Schaaf anunció esta semana que Oakland se ha comprometido a permanecer como una ciudad santuario, comprometiéndose a lograr “representación legal universal” para todos sus residentes indocumentados y trabajando con grupos de derechos [...]
Paul Chavez, Executive Director of Centro Legal de la Raza, speaks at Tuesday's press conference announcing the collaboration between local immigrant rights groups and the city to provide universal representation for Oakland's undocumented residents. Chavez is flanked by representatives of Centro Legal and Councilmember Noel Gallo (left) and Mayor Libby Schaaf (right). Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland, SF Consider Forming Response Teams to Fight Deportations Under Trump Cities working with nonprofits to achieve universal legal representation for undocumented residents

Mayor Libby Schaaf announced this week that Oakland is committed to remaining a sanctuary city, pledging to achieve “universal legal representation” for all its undocumented residents and working with immigrant rights groups and heads of [...]