LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Welcoming Refugees

2019-12-03T12:56:41-08:00December 3rd, 2019|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion to welcome and support refugees who make Los Angeles County their home: “Refugees flee violence and war to seek safety and protection in other countries like the United States. Refugees leave behind family and friends, and [...]

LA County Opposes Fee Hikes for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

2019-11-26T10:38:55-08:00November 26th, 2019|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion to send a five-signature letter to Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chad Wolf to oppose a proposed federal rule that would increase application fees for immigrants: “This Administration has launched yet another [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors Seeking Asylum

2019-11-19T13:14:19-08:00November 19th, 2019|Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion to direct the Chief Executive Officer to send a five-signature letter to the Department of Justice to rescind then-U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ June 2018 ruling in the asylum case of Matter of A-B-, the immigration [...]

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Observes 25th Anniversary of the Blocking of Proposition 187

2019-11-12T17:50:56-08:00November 12th, 2019|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released this statement after the County Board of Supervisors passed her motion to commemorate the 25th anniversary of a federal court blocking Proposition 187, which halted the measure that would have barred undocumented immigrants from receiving publicly funded education, social services, and health care from taking effect: “The [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement in Support of DREAMers

2019-11-12T08:14:15-08:00November 12th, 2019|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released this statement in support of this country’s 800,000 DREAMers whose lives are left hanging in the balance as the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments for and against DACA today: “DREAMers embody the values of this country through their work ethic, their optimism, and unwavering loyalty to [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement Against Proposed HUD Rule to Deny Mixed-Status Families Federal Housing Assistance

2019-10-22T11:54:15-08:00October 22nd, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion to direct County Counsel to file and/or join as plaintiff or as amicus in litigation opposing a proposed change to a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rule that would deny subsidized housing to [...]

LA County to Join Litigation to Oppose Expanded Definition of a Public Charge

2019-10-01T17:29:37-08:00October 1st, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, Policy, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement directing County Counsel to either file and/or join in litigation that opposes the federal Administration’s final rule expanding the definition of a ‘public charge,’ which if left legally unchallenged, will take effect on October 15, 2019: “On August 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of [...]

LA County to Stop Rise in Violence with First Anti-Hate Initiative

2019-10-01T17:05:43-08:00October 1st, 2019|Community, Immigration, In the news, Policy, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Hate crimes in Los Angeles County increased in 2018, reaching their highest level in nearly a decade, according to an annual report by the County’s Commission on Human Relations. With 521 cases, LA County has seen five consecutive years of rising acts of hate reported against African Americans, the LGBTQ+ community, Jews, and Latinos. In [...]

Anti-Latino Hate Crimes On the Rise in Los Angeles County

2019-10-01T11:18:26-08:00September 25th, 2019|Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Latinos in Los Angeles County were among the most likely racial/ethnic groups in Los Angeles County to be victims of a violent racially-motivated hate crime, according to the annual report of hate crimes released today by the LA County Commission on Human Relations. Anti-Latino/a crimes rose for the fourth year, with hate crimes against Latinos [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on studying the creation of a Civil Defense Unit in the Public Defender’s Office

2019-09-10T15:35:53-08:00September 10th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed her motion to study the feasibility of creating a new Civil Defense Unit within the Office of the Public Defender, with a report back to the Board within 120 days with recommendations:   “Many public defender offices around [...]