Monthly Archives: February 2017

New president, new policies: California, immigration and the shifting American Dream

Another informative video on where Trumps bans are leading us, how it effects California, and the shifting of the typical American lifestyle as we know it.

Published on Feb 17, 2017

Immigration was a focal point in the 2016 presidential race for the candidates and their constituents. President Donald Trump has called for extreme vetting of immigrants, a wall between the United States and Mexico and an end to sanctuary cities. Thursday, February 9, Take Two's A Martinez and Dorian Merina traveled to the University of Redlands to explore these changes with Xiadani, a DACA recipient and University of Redlands student; Jarrod Burguan, chief of the San Bernardino Police Department; Niels Frenzen, clinical professor of law and director of the Immigration Clinic at USC's Gould School of Law; Edina Lekovic, public affairs consultant for the Muslim Public Affairs Council; and Steve Wuhs, assistant provost for internationalization at University of Redlands.

 

 

A Day We Were All Afraid Of: Immigrant Rights Activist Speaks Out After Trump Takes Executive Action

A very informative video on rights of Immigrants, and the actions needed to be taken. 

Published on Jan 26, 2017

democracynow.org – Wednesday marked the biggest single day of changes to U.S. immigration policy in recent memory. In a press conference at the Department of Homeland Security, President Trump announced and signed two executive orders to begin construction on a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico and to crack down on those who cross it. Trump’s directive also greatly increases the number of immigration enforcement personnel. The order also strips funding from so-called sanctuary cities. But mayors across the country, including those in New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles, say they will continue to allow police officers to refuse to arrest and detain undocumented immigrants on behalf of federal authorities. We speak to Erika Andiola, a nationally known immigrant activist who served as a spokesperson for Senator Bernie Sanders and helped him craft immigration policy. She is the political director for Our Revolution.