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Legal street vending in LA? A new state bill could serve up that reality

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By ELIZABETH CHOU | echou@scng.com | Daily News PUBLISHED: February 2, 2018 at 5:18 pm | UPDATED: February 3, 2018 at 12:16 am Published Originally in Daily News   A Los Angeles-area lawmaker said Friday it is time for the state to step in, after cities have dragged their feet on efforts to legalize and regulate street-vending activity. State Sen. Ricardo Lara, […]

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San Gabriel becomes the latest California city to withdraw from ICE collaborations

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By FRANK SHYONG FEB 07, 2018  Published Originally in LA Times San Gabriel city leaders on Tuesday rescinded a police department agreement with immigration officials, citing doubts about the arrangement’s necessity and heightened fears about deportations. The memorandum of understanding, signed by police Chief Eugene Harris in December, designates a San Gabriel police detective to act as […]

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Immigrant rights advocates call on Pomona council to adopt ordinance complementing state legislation

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As appears in the Daily Bulletin on November 13th 2017 By: Monica Rodriguez POMONA >> Immigrant rights advocates are urging the Pomona City Council to adopt an ordinance they say would ensure proper implementation of Senate Bill 54, the California Values Act, which was signed into law this fall. The advocates, members of the ICE Out of Pomona […]

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La declaración de “estado santuario” no salva a vendedora ambulante de ICE

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Como aparezca en un articulo publicado en el Mundo Hispánico el 26 de Octubre. ———————————————————————————————— A pesar de la reciente aprobación de la ley SB 54, que convirtió a inicios de mes a California en un “estado santuario” para los indocumentados, una inmigrante fue detenida en la ciudad de Rancho Cucamonga por vender elotes en […]

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The Student Life at the Claremont Colleges: “Students, Staff Campaign to Protect Immigrants in City of Pomona”

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As appears in a recent article in The Student Life, the official newspaper of the Claremont Colleges. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ A coalition called ICE out of Pomona will soon petition the Pomona City Council to protect undocumented immigrants, and 5C student activists are among its members. The coalition hopes to convince the council at its Nov. 6 […]

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Daily Bulletin Editorial: End The War on Street Vending

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As appears in an article published on Oct. 31st by the Daily Bulletin. ————————————————————————————————   For many, street vending is one of the few options available to make a living to support themselves and their families. Though ubiquitous throughout Southern California, the work of street vendors has often been subject to strict and even sometimes […]

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Street vendor facing deportation after Rancho Cucamonga arrest

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As appears in an article in the Daily Bulletin, published on Oct. 23rd 2017. ————————————————————————————————   RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Immigration advocates are concerned a mother of four is facing deportation after she was arrested for having multiple street vending citations. Marcelina Rios of Ontario was selling corn at Old Town Park Oct. 13 around 2 […]

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Supervisor Hilda Solis Recognizes PEOC for Support to Immigrant Community

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PEOC Recognized by Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis in May 2017     The Pomona Economic Opportunity Center (PEOC) was recognized by the Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 for providing continued support to the immigrant community at large and for our immigration services in Pomona, CA and the San Gabriel Valley. The PEOC alongside other community […]