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

2019-10-01T17:29:37-07:00October 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

2019-10-01T17:05:43-07:00October 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

2019-10-01T11:18:26-07:00September 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

2019-09-10T15:35:53-07:00September 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 [...]

LA County Supports the Protecting Families and Improving Immigration Procedures Act

2019-09-10T11:08:31-07:00September 10th, 2019|Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement directing LA County’s Chief Executive Officer for Legislative Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations to support U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s bill, the Protecting Immigrant Families and Improving Immigration Procedures Act (S. 1733), which would prohibit the federal government from ending the 1997 court-ordered Flores Agreement: "The federal [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Opposes the Federal Administration’s Expanded Detention of Migrant Children

2019-09-03T14:15:31-07:00September 3rd, 2019|Immigration, In the news, Policy, Press Release|

As it moves toward ending the court-ordered agreement that prevents the indefinite detainment of migrant children, the federal Administration is searching for vacant properties in California that could serve as permanent detention centers for unaccompanied minors. In August, the Administration notified LA County that it is searching for local sites to detain migrant children. In [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement in Response to the Expanded Definition of Public Charge

2019-08-13T12:39:00-07:00August 13th, 2019|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement in response to the Federal Administration’s final rule expanding the definition of a ‘public charge’: “In yet another attack against our hard-working immigrant communities, the Trump Administration has announced it is moving ahead on its proposal to change the federal government’s longstanding policy on [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement Opposing Federal Administration’s Expansion of Expedited Removal of Immigrants

2019-07-30T13:12:52-07:00July 30th, 2019|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 LA County’s Chief Executive Officer and the Legislative Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations team to send a five-signature letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Los Angeles County Congressional [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement in Opposition to New Federal Asylum Eligibility Rule

2019-07-30T13:00:15-07:00July 30th, 2019|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 the U.S. Attorney General, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the LA County Congressional Delegation to express the Board’s firm opposition to the interim final rule, [...]

LA County to Expand Safety Net for Children Abandoned During Federal Immigration Enforcement Actions

2019-07-16T14:06:08-07:00July 16th, 2019|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

LOS ANGELES, CA - Today, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis that will enhance the County’s efforts to recruit relatives and family friends who can serve as caregivers for children whose parents are in the custody of ICE agents. Representing 35 percent of Los Angeles County’s [...]