Profiting Off of Trauma
Jennye Pagoada López was about two months pregnant when she approached Customs and Border Protections (CPB) agents at the San Ysidro border, seeking asylum from a gang-afflicted life in El Salvador. CPB placed her in detention for five days, during which time she slept on…
“Nadie es ilegal”
Following Santa Cruz’s thirty-year sanctuary status, Santa Cruz City Council members voted unanimously on Jan. 10 to remain a sanctuary city for undocumented residents. Throughout his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump said he plans to deport 2 to 3 million undocumented individuals. Santa Cruz’s resolution creates…
Breaking The Chains
The sight of a person in shackles paints an image of dehumanization, bringing back painful memories from an era when people were treated as commodities. Over two years of litigation recently resulted in San Francisco no longer shackling immigration detainees who pose no threat.
SF Rightfully Says ‘No” to Detaining for Deportation
Local police in San Francisco will no longer have to detain undocumented immigrants as part of a federal program by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).