Tag Archives: Alameda County

Immigrant rights organizations show their support for the “Right to Counsel for Immigrants” proposal at Tuesday’s press conference in front of San Francisco City Hall. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

SF Immigrant Rights Advocates Seek Funding to Fight Trump Deportations $5 million proposal would hire 23 new immigration attorneys to represent detained immigrants

Holding San Francisco to its promise of remaining a sanctuary city for its immigrant residents, immigrant rights organizations and the Public Defender’s Office are asking the city to fund increased legal services to provide representation [...]
Noel Gallo speaks at Thursday’s Rules Committee meeting
where a resolution to reaffirm Oakland’s position as a sanctuary city was pushed to the full City Council. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland, SF Vow to Remain Sanctuaries for Undocumented Residents

Cities across the country have announced defiantly that they will remain “sanctuary cities” for their undocumented residents, despite President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to cut all federal funding to cities that do so. &nb
Members of Alameda County United for Immigrant Rights introduced the resolution for due process to the Board of Supervisors meeting Thursday morning. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Community Demands Alameda County Cut Ties with Immigrant Deportation Agency A resolution introduced to the Board of Supervisors puts pressure on Sheriff Greg Ahern to stop cooperating with ICE

Immigrant rights activists introduced a resolution to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning, demanding that the county uphold due process for immigrants and undocumented residents who are arrested and sent to county jail.
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Growing Anger Over “Unfair Termination” of Health Advocate Gigi Crowder

Community members are angry over what they are calling unjust treatment of Gigi Crowder, who is being terminated from her job after serving the African American and other ethnic communities as the Ethnic Services Manager [...]
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Alameda County First in State to Repeal Juvenile Justice Fees

Thousands of low-income Alameda County families will no longer pay juvenile probation and public defender fees.   On July 12, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to end the assessment and collection on [...]
(L to R): Sandré Swanson, Barbara Lee and Nate Miley

Nate Miley Wins Reelection; Swanson Will Face Skinner in November Election

In the battle for the open 9th district seat in the State Senate, Democrats Sandré Swanson and Nancy Skinner will face a rematch in November. Skinner won 47 percent of the vote while Swanson received [...]