At a news conference on Friday in front of the Merced County Administration Building, about 20 advocates also urged legislators to join the cause and asked the community to join them Saturday morning in a march against family separation.
Reza Nekumanesh, Executive Director of the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno, stated “Policies driven by hatred and fear are destructive to families and this nation as a whole. We pray that lawmakers and citizens work to eradicate ignorance, for it gets in the way of our ability to be productive together.”
About 50 people across the San Joaquin Valley packed their bags and headed to a detention center in San Diego. The group represented Faith in the Valley, an organization that advocates for immigrants, low-wage workers and former inmates.
The Rev. Misael Avila of St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Riverbank joined faith leaders in Stanislaus County and throughout the country denouncing the Trump Administration's zero tolerance illegal immigration policy, which has separated about 2,000 children from their families.
For Nkosi, a double major in sociology and history at UC Santa Cruz allowed him to connect his experiences with his interest in black U.S. history, the Civil Rights Movement, and the contemporary moment. The historical roots of racial, economic, and social inequality illuminate today's injustices—and fuel his desire to make a positive contribution in the world.
Representatives Valadao, Costa, McCarthy, Denham, McClintock, McNerney and Nunes: As the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin and a DACA recipient who lives, works and worships in Fresno, respectively, we write to you because we believe that protecting the dignity of every human being is central to our national interests.
Michael Tubbs, the 27-year-old mayor of Stockton, California has a radical plan to combat poverty in his cash-strapped city: a 'no strings' guaranteed basic income for residents.
Check out our Youth for Justice leaders from Foothill High School as they appear on the show "In the 661" to call on adults for support to end gun violence in schools.
Modesto is facing resistance from property owners and managers as it considers whether it should inspect apartments and other rental housing to ensure they meet basic health and safety standards.
In the face of escalated ICE enforcement, faith communities in Fresno and across the Central Valley rallied support to accompany and defend families threatened with militarized immigration enforcement.