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CIPC Statement on Gov. Newsom’s Veto of the HOME Act

Los Angeles (Sept. 22, 2023) – The California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Gavin Newsom’s veto of the HOME Act (AB 1306, Carrillo), a bill […]

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CIPC praises CA legal action vs Trump’s authoritarian move, Urges Congress to #defundhate

2019.2.15 – Today, Cynthia Buiza, Executive Director of the California Immigrant Policy Center, issued the following statement: President Trump’s declaration must be unequivocally called out for what it is: a […]

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Newsom’s budget signals hopeful, humane approach to border

Today, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a proposed investment of $20 million for an immigration rapid response program to support community-based organizations in addressing the situation at the U.S.’s Southern Border […]

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Californians reject Trump’s lies and manipulation

Compassion and solidarity will win out over hate and scapegoating Los Angeles, CA – In response to President Trump’s address tonight, Cynthia Buiza, Executive Director of the California Immigrant Policy […]

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Statement: ICE should not politicize tragedy in Tulare County

2018.12.20 – Today, the ICE Out of California Coalition Steering Committee, including Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, ACLU of California, California Immigrant Policy Center, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, […]

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CIPC Condemns Federal Government’s Cruel Attack on People Fleeing Violence

2018.11.26 – Yesterday, the U.S. Border Patrol deployed tear gas and rubber bullets against people from Central America seeking asylum at the border, including children. In response to this development, […]

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Mistaken ruling on CA “sanctuary” law only applies to one city

Community groups confident SB 54 will be entirely upheld; Local governments must stand up to hate-filled agenda 2018.10.17- A state Superior Court judge based in Orange County has issued a […]

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California’s “Sanctuary State” law continues to protect immigrants despite mistaken lower court ruling

2018.9.28 – Yesterday, a state Superior Court judge based in Orange County issued a ruling in a lawsuit filed by the city of Huntington Beach against California’s “Sanctuary State” law, […]

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CIPC praises Ninth Circuit “Sanctuary” ruling

In response to today’s Ninth Circuit ruling regarding sanctuary cities, Cynthia Buiza, Executive Director of the California Immigrant Policy Center, issued the following statement: Today’s decision marks yet another win […]

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Major victory for CA as judge throws out Trump admin’s suit against SB 54 (“Sanctuary” law), AB 103, and one section of AB 450

Sacramento, CA – This afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge John Mendez, a George W. Bush appointee, issued a new ruling which deals yet another significant defeat to the Trump administration. […]

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In defeat for Trump, judge rejects feds’ request to halt SB 54, “Sanctuary State” law, and AB 103

With some worker protections in AB 450 suspended, community groups call on employers to keep workplaces safe; Community leaders; legal experts available for interviews Today, U.S. District Court Judge John […]

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CIPC Statement: Families Belong in Community, Not Cages

Today, in response to President Trump’s deceptive Executive Order, Cynthia Buiza, Executive Director of the California Immigrant Policy Center, issued the following statement: “Families belong in community, not in cages. […]

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CIPC calls upon new LAPD Chief to defend sanctuary for all residents

Los angelers,CA- Yesterday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced his pick of Michel Moore as the city’s next police chief, replacing retiring Chief Charlie Beck. Carlos Amador, Organizing Director at […]

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ICYMI: Key cities, counties, states back CA Values Act in flurry of court filings

Broad support for CA Values in stark contrast to acts of racism at certain city council meetings 2018.5.23 – As a new blog post from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s […]

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Message to Congress: Resist Harder

In response to the federal budget approved today, Cynthia Buiza, Executive Director of the California Immigrant Policy Center, released the following statement: This deal is the latest turn in a […]

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ICE Out of CA Coalition: We will not let hate “Trump” our values

In response to Donald Trump’s visit to California, the ICE Out of California Coalition is releasing the statement below. The coalition has fought back against the federal government’s cruel deportation […]

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ICE out of CA Coalition: Cruel, baseless lawsuit is abuse of power

Sacramento, CA – Community groups across California are gearing up to protest U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ planned appearance Wednesday at a controversial law enforcement lobby group, which comes in […]

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ICE’s abuses have no place in California

In response to President Trump’s comments today regarding the possibility of pulling federal deportation agents from California, the ICE Out of California coalition – including Advancing Justice – Asian Law […]