Trump to punish sanctuary cities with loss of federal money; Oakland could lose $130m

President Trump's executive order also restarts the"Secure Communities" law enforcement programthat was discontinued in 2014.SANCTUARY CITIESPresident Trump's executive order Wednesday seeking to punish sanctuary cities by halting federal grants could effect several East Bay cities, including Oakland which stands to lose $130 million in funding, a potentially devastating amount to its general budget.Other East Bay cities, such … Continue reading Trump to punish sanctuary cities with loss of federal money; Oakland could lose $130m

Meet The East Bay’s Newest Progressive Patron Saint

ILLUSTRATION/Steven Tavares PHOTO/Matt SantosSUNDAY COLUMN | Linda Lye, the whip-smart attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union was ecstatic. Walking out the Alameda County Administration Building last Valentine’s Day, Lye had just tweeted her followers, “I heart Richard Valle.” No, she didn’t love Valle for his thick, perpetually well-trimmed white mustache, Lye, like a growing … Continue reading Meet The East Bay’s Newest Progressive Patron Saint

Alameda County Supervisors Discourage Sheriff From Detaining Undocumented Residents

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | A resolution by Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle discouraging the county sheriff from honoring request from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to detain undocumented residents in the county passed, 3-1, Tuesday afternoon despite the hearing being called a “farce” by fellow Supervisor Scott Haggerty.The issue of Secure Communities, a … Continue reading Alameda County Supervisors Discourage Sheriff From Detaining Undocumented Residents

Alameda County Supervisor Haggerty’s ‘You Don’t Know Me’ Speech Is A Classic

"You Don't Know Me!": Supervisor Scott Haggerty.PHOTO/Shane BondALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | "You don't know me," said Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty on Tuesday. Over and over he repeated the line to those critical of his vote against a resolution discouraging county cooperation with Secure Communities, a controversial federal program critics say target undocumented residents.His … Continue reading Alameda County Supervisor Haggerty’s ‘You Don’t Know Me’ Speech Is A Classic

Hayward Latinos Voice Concern Over Federal Anti-Illegal Immigration Program

Dec. 19, 2011 | The Department of Homeland Security cracked down on Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio last week for his often times overzealous use of a controversial federal program that tends to target Latinos--regardless of their immigration status.Half of those deported had no recordof criminal offenses.The possibility of local law enforcement undermining the public trust among Latinos in … Continue reading Hayward Latinos Voice Concern Over Federal Anti-Illegal Immigration Program