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Supervisor Wilma Chan and Colleagues Condemn Trump Border Policy

From left to right:  Gregory C. Garrett, Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer, Alameda Health Consortium; OUSD Board of Education Director Shanthi Gonzales, District 6; Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, District 3; Jane Garcia, Chief Executive Officer, La Clínica de La Raza;  Steve Li, Board Member, Asian Health Services;  Tasion Kwamilele, Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee;  Edward Mora, Office of Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15); Josh Thurman, Office of Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty; Cinthya Muños Ramos, Office of Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle; Warhuus, Interim Director, Alameda County Center for Healthy Schools and Communities; Emma Ishii, Office of Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson; Sylvia Lopez, Worker Rights/Base-Building Organizer, Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA); Mina Sanchez, Office of Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson; Vanessa Cedeño, Office of Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan.

Reversing course abruptly on Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order ending family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border after a public uproar over the impact of his administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan on Wednesday hosted a press conference with community leaders and elected officials to express opposition against President Trump’s policy which is currently separating children from their parents at the U.S. border. The press conference highlighted the need for the federal government to quickly alter its policy and the steps local elected leaders and the community can take to keep families united.

In Alameda County, one in three residents are immigrants, and over half of children in Alameda County live in families with at least one parent who is an immigrant.

“Alameda County is proud to welcome all immigrants into our community,” said Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan. “The fact that children are being ripped from their parents’ arms, children being moved around the country far from their parents, and being kept in cages is abhorrent.”

Chan added, “We are no longer talking about immigration policy. We are talking about the well-being of the vulnerable children and their parents. We need this President to stop separating families immediately.”

Close to 6,000 migrantchildren have been separated from their parents after crossing the southern U.S. border since April, when Trump administration adopted a “zero-tolerance” policy.

“As a father, it is unthinkable that our government would forcibly and unnecessarily pull children away from their parents,” said Attorney General Becerra. “This policy, devised by the Trump Administration, is wrong, inhumane, and traumatic for thousands of children. It is horrifying that an American President would direct this cruel ‘zero tolerance’ policy that contradicts our American values.”

Wednesday’s  press conference took place at De Colores Head Start in Oakland, and included keynotes from the following speakers:

  •  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan
  • Edward Mora, Office of Congressman Eric Swalwell
  • Tasion Kwamilele, Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee
  • Oakland Board of Education Director Shanthi Gonzales, District 6
  • Jane Garcia, Executive Director, La Clinica de la Raza

Elected officials and community leaders gathered to denounce Trump’s policy, commit to protecting immigrants, and provide resources to the community.

eversing course abruptly on Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order ending family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border after a public uproar over the impact of his administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan on Wednesday hosted a press conference with community leaders and elected officials to express opposition against President Trump’s policy which is currently separating children from their parents at the U.S. border. The press conference highlighted the need for the federal government to quickly alter its policy and the steps local elected leaders and the community can take to keep families united.

In Alameda County, one in three residents are immigrants, and over half of children in Alameda County live in families with at least one parent who is an immigrant.

“Alameda County is proud to welcome all immigrants into our community,” said Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan. “The fact that children are being ripped from their parents’ arms, children being moved around the country far from their parents, and being kept in cages is abhorrent.”

Chan added, “We are no longer talking about immigration policy. We are talking about the well-being of the vulnerable children and their parents. We need this President to stop separating families immediately.”

Close to 6,000 migrantchildren have been separated from their parents after crossing the southern U.S. border since April, when Trump administration adopted a “zero-tolerance” policy.

“As a father, it is unthinkable that our government would forcibly and unnecessarily pull children away from their parents,” said Attorney General Becerra. “This policy, devised by the Trump Administration, is wrong, inhumane, and traumatic for thousands of children. It is horrifying that an American President would direct this cruel ‘zero tolerance’ policy that contradicts our American values.”

Wednesday’s  press conference took place at De Colores Head Start in Oakland, and included keynotes from the following speakers:
● Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan
● Edward Mora, Office of Congressman Eric Swalwell
● Tasion Kwamilele, Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee
● Oakland Board of Education Director Shanthi Gonzales, District 6
● Jane Garcia, Executive Director, La Clinica de la Raza

Elected officials and community leaders gathered to denounce Trump’s policy, commit to protecting immigrants, and provide resources to the community.


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