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Santa Clarita sides with Trump over California’s sanctuary policy

By | May 9th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

SANTA CLARITA — The debate over California’s immigration laws flared in Santa Clarita whose five-member City Council voted unanimously to file an amicus brief against California’s so-called sanctuary law, supporting the federal lawsuit against the state by the Trump administration.

Santa Clarita could become the first city in Los Angeles County to officially oppose SB 54,

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A Woman Said She Saw Burglars. They Were Just Black Airbnb Guests.

By | May 8th, 2018|Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

It was an entirely routine moment: Four people exited the home they had rented on Airbnb in Rialto, Calif., and loaded suitcases into their car.

Within minutes, several police cars had arrived and the group was being questioned as a helicopter flew overhead. A neighbor who didn’t recognize them had reported a

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Children are likely to be separated from parents illegally crossing the border under new Trump administration policy

By | May 8th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

All immigrants who cross the border illegally will be charged with a crime under a new “zero tolerance” border enforcement policy, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions said Monday, launching a crackdown that could overwhelm already-clogged detention facilities and immigration courts with hundreds of thousands of new cases.

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Migrants, young and old, are not always related. Border Patrol says fear of child trafficking forces separations

By | May 8th, 2018|Immigration|

Border Patrol agents found the man walking a little boy up a dirt road north of the Rio Grande near Mission, Texas, with eight other Central American migrants.

The pair wore matching blue-striped polo shirts.

Ely Fernandez explained that he was a taxi driver who had fled San Pedro Sula, a notoriously dangerous city in northern Honduras.

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African-American students with disabilities suspended at disproportionately high rates

By | May 8th, 2018|Disability, Education|

African-American special education students nationwide lose substantially more instruction time due to discipline than their white counterparts, according to a report by The Civil Rights Project at UCLA and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard University.

The report, “Disabling Punishment: The Need for Remedies to the Disparate Loss of Instruction Experienced by

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Children likely to be separated from parents under new border enforcement policy

By | May 7th, 2018|Immigration|

The Trump administration on Monday will unveil a new, tougher border enforcement policy to stem the flow of illegal crossings.

The crackdown, which took effect last week and will be formally announced later Monday, will mean that parents bringing children over the border illegally will likely be separated if caught, according to an official at the

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UC Berkeley report says political clashes ‘tore at the campus’s social fabric’

By | May 4th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Why did some students host a series of conservative and far-right speakers at UC Berkeley in 2017? Why did the left and far-left, after ignoring similar events in the past, respond with outrage and, in some cases, violence?

“Our conclusion,” wrote the campus’s Commission on Free Speech in a report sent to students Wednesday, “is

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Racist behavior on campus will be discussed at upcoming Cal Poly forum

By | May 4th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

A diversity specialist and panel discussion to address a string of recent racially-charged incidents and how the campus community can move forward will be the subject of Cal Poly’s biennial Baker Forum on Friday afternoon.

The event, called “Our Collective Journey Begins: Real and Raw, An Intimate Dialogue to Get Us on Track,”

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Sanctuary state fight at local level may be more orchestrated than organic

By | May 3rd, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

With California and the Trump administration locked in a legal battle over immigration policies, a state Republican leader and an illegal immigration critic are quietly offering to help communities fight the state’s new “sanctuary” law.

County officials are scheduled to

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