A $1 million pilot program designed to provide legal assistance and training on due process rights to undocumented immigrants grappling with threats of deportation was fast-tracked through the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, passing unanimously and with vocal community support.
Called Stand Together CoCo, the program is the county’s most direct response to the climate of fear many undocumented immigrants say they have been living in since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, who rode a wave of anti-immigrant rhetoric into the White House. The program will solely provide immigration-based help for the county’s estimated 65,000 undocumented residents and their families.
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“The board has made many decisions that have been rapid,” Supervisor Federal Glover said, remarking on the expediency with which the
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