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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