Long Beach City Council Supports Immigrants In Federal Court

Dec. 9, 2015 / By

On Dec. 1, Long Beach residents gathered inside City Hall to ask that Long Beach be added to a long list of neighborhood cities who currently stand in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)/Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) in a court case known as Texas v. United States. The federal immigration programs, which would have provided protections and benefits to certain undocumented persons, are currently stalled in courts. Long Beach residents were able to voice their opinions and personal stories, hoping to inspire local representatives to have Long Beach join the amicus brief. In the following video you will see VoiceWaves interviewing immigrant residents on what the city’s support means to them.

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Adalhi Montes

As a teenager, Adalhi began volunteering at many programs helping our communities become healthier and safer to provide resources to people in need. He was involved with Weed and Seed in Central Long Beach and is a youth mentor for the California Conference for Equality and Justice. Adalhi is also in the process of completing the neighborhood leadership program at the Advanced Organizing Institute and is studying Radio and television broadcasting at LBCC. In the future, he looks forward to joining the Marine Corps and continuing his education.