LA County to Oppose Proposed Changes to Appeals in Immigration Proceedings

2020-09-15T13:25:37-07:00September 15th, 2020|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 submit a comment expressing the County’s opposition to proposed changes in appeals during immigration proceedings: “For many immigrants having a fair day in court can mean the difference between living safely in the United States, [...]

LA County to End Transfers to ICE without a Judicial Warrant

2020-09-01T14:20:18-07:00September 1st, 2020|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Signaling the County’s resolve to continue to protect immigrants, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, prohibiting the use of County resources in transferring people to ICE custody without a judicial warrant. “It is the right time to end [...]

LA County to Oppose Exclusion of Immigrants from 2020 Census

2020-08-04T15:35:15-07:00August 4th, 2020|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved her motion to oppose the federal government’s efforts to exclude immigrants from the 2020 Census count by directing the County to legally challenge this action:   “Trump recently issued a memorandum creating a policy that would exclude [...]

Supervisor Solis Advocates for Legal Due Process for Low-income Immigrants at Risk of Deportation

2020-07-21T14:44:01-07:00July 21st, 2020|Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

With nearly 3.5 million residents born outside of the United States, Los Angeles County is home to the largest immigrant population in any region in the nation. Immigrants make up 44 percent of the County’s workforce, run small businesses that generate 40 percent of the County’s self-employed income, and pay billions in federal taxes each [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Statement on LA Apparel

2020-07-15T19:56:12-07:00July 15th, 2020|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement in response to a COVID-19 outbreak at Los Angeles Apparel: “‘Made in America’ does not always translate into fair and safe workplace conditions. During my time as U.S. Secretary of Labor, I witnessed and addressed the exploitation of garment workers across the country, including [...]

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling on DACA

2020-06-18T14:13:49-07:00June 18th, 2020|Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: "Today’s 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in support of DACA is a victory for our country and for the nearly 800,000 young people in our country, [...]

LA County Works to Address Inequities Marked by COVID-19 Pandemic

2020-06-09T12:11:09-07:00June 9th, 2020|Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Communities of color are being hit disproportionately hard by COVID-19 due in part to systemic inequities and institutional racism. Black and Latinx communities are becoming infected and dying of COVID-19 at alarmingly high rates, underscoring longstanding racial and economic disparities. To mitigate this health inequity, the Board of Supervisors today approved a motion authored by [...]

LA County to Support Enhancing Protections for Garment Workers

2020-06-09T11:48:37-07:00June 9th, 2020|Health, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

In Los Angeles County, an estimated 45,000 garment workers regularly work more than 12 hours a day, 60 to 70 hours per week, while earning on average $5.15 an hour, which is well below the County’s current minimum hourly wage of $14.25. In this COVID-19 crisis, many garment workers are making personal protective gear for [...]

LA County Supports Efforts to Protect Refugees and Immigrants with Two New Actions by Supervisor Solis

2020-05-26T12:40:33-07:00May 26th, 2020|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

The federal government continues to attempt to marginalize refugee and immigrant populations through actions that only serve to break up families and deny them access to COVID-19 relief. In response, today the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved two motions that would allow the County to file and support lawsuits opposing this Administration’s misguided [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Stopping Hate Crimes Against AAPI Communities

2020-05-26T12:20:48-07:00May 26th, 2020|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 send a five-signature letter to U. S. Rep. Grace Meng and to U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, U.S. Sen. Mazio Hirono, and to U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth to express the County’s support of their bills condemning [...]