Gov. John Kasich created the Office of Opportunities for New Americans. He said Tuesday immigrants can use the office to find jobs, education and training opportunities and learn about the practicalities of living in the U.S.
The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators is moving its annual convention from Houston to Chicago in protest of Texas sanctuary cities bill, SB4. The summit draws state legislators, Hispanic organizations, corporate representatives and high-ranking elected officials and diplomats to discuss issues that concern the Hispanic/Latino population, according to the organization website.
California Governor Jerry Browns revised budget proposal includes an extra $15 million to expand legal services for people facing deportation, which would increase the total to $33 million for legal services for immigrants. The budget also includes $3 million for unaccompanied minors and $15 million for the One California project, which helps immigrants in the state apply for naturalization and for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. Other states would be wise to follow Californias lead.
The Trump administration considered a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 national guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by the Associated Press. The draft memo calls for unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement, including targeting undocumented people nowhere near Mexican border.
New York's attorney general on Thursday published legal guidance for local cities and towns that want to combat tougher federal immigration enforcement expected in the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump.