Cedillo to Introduce City’s Immigrant Advocate in Committee

Cedillo to Introduce City’s Immigrant Advocate in Committee

April 11, 2017

Cedillo to Introduce City’s Immigrant Advocate in Committee

Los Angeles—Under the leadership of Council President Herb Wesson, the City Council has retained the legal consul of civil rights litigator, Peter Schey. In response to the anti-immigrant policies of President Trump’s administration, the Los Angeles City Council approved the creation of an Immigrant Advocate position to be appointed by council and to work in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. Tomorrow, Councilmember Cedillo will introduce the City Council’s Immigrant Advocate, Peter Schey, who will provide remarks on his plan to unite the City of Los Angeles as a place where all are treated with the dignity and respect that they deserve.

Peter Schey serves as President and Executive Director of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law Foundation, where his work focuses on technical support on constitutional rights of immigrants, refugees, and children, class action litigation of issues of issues with broad impact on indigent minority and ethnic communities, technical support and training for advocates and immigrant communities, and international human rights cases and campaigns.

WHAT: Ad Hoc Committee on Immigrant Affairs Welcoming Peter Schey

WHO: Councilmember Gil Cedillo, Council District 1
Council President Herb Wesson, Council District 10
Peter Schey, Attorney at Law

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM

WHERE: Los Angeles City Hall (Council Chambers)
200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

INFO: Contact Fredy Ceja at (323)574-6013 or Fredy.Ceja@lacity.org

Councilmember Gil Cedillo currently represents the 1st Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Sycamore Grove, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park.


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