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 [...]

LA County to Ensure Collection of Racial and Ethnic Data of COVID-19 Patients

2020-04-19T17:24:50-07:00April 14th, 2020|Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Preliminary data from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has revealed that communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. African Americans and Latinos are becoming infected and dying of COVID-19 at an alarming rate, underscoring longstanding racial disparities in access to quality health care. As the pandemic continues, it is crucial [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Detained Migrant Children Being Denied Flu Vaccine

2020-01-14T13:42:23-08:00January 14th, 2020|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 instructing LA County to monitor and possibly join litigation challenging the federal government’s anti-flu vaccine policy for migrant children at U.S. border detention facilities:   “The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) imprudent decision to deny migrant children [...]

Statement from Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on Governor Newsom’s Proposed Budget

2020-01-10T18:48:46-08:00January 10th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, Jobs, Policy, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after California Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-21: “Governor Newsom’s proposed budget prioritizes our most vexing challenge to date: the immediate need to house individuals and families in LA County who are experiencing homelessness. With his FY 2020-21 proposed [...]

LA County and LAUSD to Explore Launching an Accessory Dwelling Units Partnership Program

2019-12-10T16:36:17-08:00December 10th, 2019|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

As the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) decommissions thousands of bungalows once used as classrooms, these units could potentially be converted into detached, low-cost small houses that could help alleviate Los Angeles County’s lack of affordable housing. To explore this innovative strategy, today the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a motion, authored [...]

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 [...]