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Los Angeles Lawyers Arrested at Downtown Deportation Protest

from IQ Multimedia:

by Bertha Rodríguez Santos

   A dozen members of the National Lawyers Guild were arrested on Monday, March 21 in Los Angeles during an act of civil disobedience against U.S. immigration policy. Their demand was for President Barack Obama to the stop deportations of undocumented families, as the humanitarian crisis relating to our current immigration policy is adversely affecting the lives of millions of people. Supported by community members and organizations specializing in immigrant rights, the lawyers blocked a vehicle entrance to the Federal Detention Center at the Roybal Federal Building.

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Latino Families Reclaim Right to Stay in Highland Park Despite Urban Development

from IQ Multimedia:

by Bertha Rodríguez Santos

   While awaiting the arrival of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to help celebrate historic North Figueroa Street alongside developers, merchants and property owners, a group of activists overran the "FigJam" event on Saturday to denounce the displacement of hundreds of local families. Many of the displaced are Latino families that had to move to other areas or have become homeless due to urban development and gentrification. In the end, the mayor was a no-show for the event, but the activists conducted their street performance anyway and distributed information amongst those who did attend the festival.

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07
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The Campers Return to Sycamore Grove

by LA1 News

   The line of recreational vehicles taking up residency across the street from Sycamore Park have returned. The campers were towed last month, in what one of CD1 Council Member Gil Cedillo's staff aides described as a public health hazard. Some local residents had been calling for their removal for over a year. Parents and staff at Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School have described walking with their students past the area, witnessing disgusting sights of urine and feces-filled buckets outside the vehicles, and open drug use. After the murder of 19-year-old homeless youth Kaelyn Michael Tarin on January 17, just 200 meters or so away from the staging area, it appeared that enough was enough. The vehicles were quickly towed away one morning, forcing the vehicle owners to find somewhere else to go.

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