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News - February 24, 2017

East Palo Alto seeks to strengthen immigrant protections

Council considers going beyond resolutions pledging non-cooperation with federal immigration authorities

by Sue Dremann

In the wake of recent presidential executive orders to step up immigration arrests and deportations, East Palo Alto officials are reviewing programs to help the city's large immigrant population.

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Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be reached at sdremann@paweekly.com.


Posted by leo
a resident of Menlo Park
on Feb 19, 2017 at 9:18 pm

This article is inaccurate. Legal immigrants do not have to worry about ICE. Why are they included in the population number?

Posted by resident
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Feb 21, 2017 at 2:15 pm

Please note that Mexico City is the biggest city in North America. And Mexico has agriculture, manufacturing, large historical and tourist areas with large hotels. Today, year 2017 we are not helping people by letting them in here unless they have jobs already coordinated for them. Their prospects are better back in their own country. If anything we should all be having riots in Mexico to make their government provide the required basics for being citizens, and the schooling and medical support. There are extremely rich people at the top and they should be putting their country together so people do not want to flee. Time to blame Mexico - President Nieto.

Posted by Curmudgeon
a resident of Downtown North
on Feb 21, 2017 at 5:02 pm

"There are extremely rich people at the top and they should be putting their country together"

Why not in Del Norte?

Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Feb 21, 2017 at 5:39 pm

Leo - what do you care about any immigrants in East Palo Alto?

Posted by resident
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Feb 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm

Carlos Slim - one of the top 5 richest men in the world owns most of the companies in Mexico. He is the top shareholder in the NY times Corporation. He is a buddy of the Clinton's and helped them think up NAFTA. If you Google him you can see him being interviewed by the Google CEO Eric Schmidt. They of course want the Global approach VS the National approach. An Opinion Piece in the paper was "Look to Jalisco, Mexico for technology partners". So people are busy thinking up ways to run the world like a bunch of chess pieces.

I saw children from East Palo Alto in a demonstration marching over the University overpass. They are obviously being schooled to run revolts in America. And the US taxpayer is expected to pay out for this.
I think the US taxpayer is looking at the growing shortfall in managing this country and wants the rich people in their own countries to start bring their countries up to speed so people do not need to flee elsewhere. In the age of technology we are looking for all countries to be accountable to their own people and be responsible leaders. And we are not chess pieces being moved around by the super rich

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