The White House has said the proposed new rules are intended to deny green cards to immigrants seeking U.S. benefits and to “promote the self-sufficiency of aliens within the United States.”
It’s a way for police to answer questions about law enforcement activity in Long Beach and any perceived immigration enforcement, the LBPD said.
Starting Tuesday, fast-track deportations can apply to anyone in the country illegally for less than two years.
More than 700,000 immigrants are waiting on applications to become U.S. citizens, a process that once typically took about six months.
“The tragedy of so many children being separated from their parents at the border is one of the cruel consequences of our broken immigration system and the failure of leaders in Washington,” said Archbishop Jose H. Gomez.
Immigrants living in Long Beach were 18.5 percent more likely to be entrepreneurs than their U.S.-born counterparts in 2016 and helped create or preserve nearly 6,000 local manufacturing jobs, according to a report released Monday by New American Economy.
About 20 immigrant rights activists bicycling from Seattle to San Diego in support of immigration reform will ride through the streets of Long Beach this Sunday where local cycling advocates will guide them through the city’s own immigrant neighborhoods, including the Westside and Cambodia Town.
Long Beach officials are recommending a New York-based nonprofit to oversee a local defense fund for immigrants facing deportation proceedings—something other left-leaning cities and counties are doing in response to new enforcement policies under the Trump Administration.
Thousands of people descended on the streets of downtown Long Beach Saturday morning as part of a nationwide movement calling on the immediate reunification of families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
For the second time this month a demonstration will be held in Long Beach this weekend to protest the Trump administration’s practice of separating families at the nation’s southern border, which was reversed via an executive order last week.