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Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Office of Immigrant Affairs, City of San Jose
On the show today we're hearing from our VP of Government Relations Gina Dalma and Zulma Maciel from the City of San Jose's Office of Immigrant Affairs. Gina and Zulma have a conversation about the current fears in the Silicon Valley immigrant community, for undocumented and visa-holding immigrant families alike.
They wrap up by covering SB6, the critical bill that would implement true due process for all people in California courts and would go a long way to fund and provide legal services for immigrant families dealing with legal and immigration issues.
What you will learn
- How recent federal decisions about immigration have affected Silicon Valley's immigrant community
- What the Office of Immigrant Affairs is doing to build legal and community support for immigrants in San Jose and beyond
- How Zulma's office is partnering with other organizations (including SVCF) to find pro bono legal services for immigrants
- The rights of families to withold documentation and remain silent in some situations with ICE officers
- How Senate Bill 6, the "Due Process for All Act," will expand the protections of immigrants in court and ensure they receive due process
Resources from this episode
- City of San Jose's Office of Immigrant Affairs
- Migration Policy Institute
- One Justice
Immigration Legal Resource Center Red Cards
- All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. The Red Cards were created to help people assert their rights and defend themselves against constitutional violations.
- Senate Bill 6
- Senator Ben Hueso
- Immigrant Info
- SVCF Blog