DACA/DAPA Programs ‘Bringing Thousands out of the Shadows’
The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will review the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision to block President Obama’s immigration policies, ensuring that immigration reform remains a high priority during the upcoming presidential race.
The Justices announced that in April they will examine the legality of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, or DAPA, and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which helped 600,000 youth brought into the country illegally as children avoid deportation. President Obama presented his immigration programs last year to bring relief to immigrants who lived shrouded in fear of possibly being deported.
“President Obama’s Executive Order brought thousands out of the shadows to fully participate in all aspects of our society,” said Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis, who supported the President’s programs by creating for a County DACA/DAPA Task Force to ensure resources were made available to local eligible recipients.
Last November, the County Board of Supervisors also signed onto an amicus brief urging that the U.S. Supreme Court review the Fifth Circuit’s decision.
“Now is the time to embrace our immigrants because they are vital contributors in our society,” Solis said.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected issue its ruling in late June. Justices will hear arguments challenging whether President Obama overstepped his authority in implementing these programs.
World Trade Center LA and LA Cleantech Unite to Lure Bring More Jobs
World Trade Center Los Angeles and LA Cleantech Incubator recently signed a memorandum of understanding, signaling their intent to work more closely to attract more international tech companies to Los Angeles County.
County Board Chair Hilda L. Solis attended the signing ceremony and toured LA Cleantech Incubator facilities.
“I am very proud to represent one of the most industrial areas of County - and I’ve got reason to be proud because clean tech is reinvigorating many corridors throughout the County and is broadening our manufacturing and technology base,” she said. “The memorandum of understanding signed between these two entities will help ensure that the County remains a global powerhouse for innovation.
The County is committed to this effort, too. We are also working with LA Cleantech Incubator to broaden opportunities for companies that want to join us,” she added. “Clean technology will increasingly shape our daily lives, power our knowledge, and provides us a chance to give back to one another and to the planet itself.”
For more information about LA Cleantech Incubator, click here. Click here to learn more about World Trade Center Los Angeles.
Delia Alvidrez Reading Garden Opens
Educators left indelible imprints in our lives. In that spirit, El Rancho Unified School District recently dedicated a new reading garden in Pico Rivera in honor of former educator and school board member, Delia Alvidrez.
When Alvidrez moved to Pico Rivera in 1961, she became a parent volunteer and an instructional aide. She went on to her first teaching job at Valencia Elementary School before eventually being named principal at South Ranchito Dual Language Academy. A lifelong advocate of children’s education, Ms. Alvidrez gained widespread respect and love from the community members she served.
As part of the education event, children performed traditional dances and sang such childhood tunes as "De Colores".
La Opinión quotes Board Chair Solis for a story underscoring the importance of becoming a U.S. citizen and voting. To read the story, click here.
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