Cedillo Reassures Immigrant Community in Wake of Trump Victory

Cedillo Reassures Immigrant Community in Wake of Trump Victory

November 10, 2016

PRESS RELEASE
Cedillo Reassures Immigrant Community in Wake of Trump Victory
Brings Together Diverse Coalition in Support of Immigrants in Los Angeles

Los Angeles—Councilmember Cedillo brought together a diverse coalition to reassure immigrants in Los Angeles that their City, County and State officials are with them. The coalition included the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, Office of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, LAUSD, immigrant rights groups CHIRLA, CARECEN and MALDEF, and a coalition of faith leaders CLUE-LA. The group sought to calm immigrant fears of any negative impacts on immigrant families in the wake of President Elect Trump’s victory. The point of this press conference was to show unity and continue to protect and advance the interests of the immigrant community. The State of California, City and County of Los Angeles, are the most immigrant friendly government bodies in the country.

“Many of us are still in disbelief over the results of the Presidential elections on Tuesday. We all have a certain level of fear and concern, but we must not let that take over our daily lives. We must continue our daily routines and find comfort in the fact that we are Los Angeles and we are united,” stated Councilmember Cedillo. “Our commitment to our community will not change, regardless of who is in the White House,” added Cedillo.

“Today’s message was one of peace, justice, and equality. I want to assure our residents that your local leaders, your Supervisors and your Councilmembers stand with you. We stand ready to protect your rights and defend the values that truly make America great,” said Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Hilda L. Solis. “We will never stop defending each and every resident of Los Angeles County. We cannot and we will not stop fighting for fairness, equality, justice, and peace.”

“I want students and parents to know that our schools are safe and we need you to go to school. We will not cooperate with immigration officials and we have taken measures to make sure that our support for you following the American Dream through public education is secure no matter the political fluctuations in our nation’s capitol,“ stated LAUSD Board of Education President Steve Zimmer.

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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