A crowd reported to be between 300 and 400 people took part in a May Day march in Riverside yesterday, in part to oppose the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigrants. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
The Trump administration has formally notified the state of California that sanctuary city policies are jeopardizing federal grant funding. It's the first concrete action the federal government has taken to withhold funds since President Trump signed his executive order targeting sanctuary cities in January. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports there's relatively little money at stake so far.
The Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court insists that arresting illegal immigrants who appear at courthouses for legal business may be legal, but is not helping domestic security. Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye made those remarks a day after President Trump's Immigration and Customs Enforcement Chief defended courthouse arrests at a forum in Sacramento. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
The head of U.S. immigration enforcement defended recent deportations in California in front of a heated crowd in Sacramento. It's the first time Immigration and Customs Enforcement Chief Thomas Homan has taken public questions since his appointment by President Trump. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford has more.
Last week, hundreds of UC Riverside students and others participated in a host of protests marking the current political climate. Students organized and participated in at least two protests during which the demonstrations spilled off campus and blocked city streets. Also, co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement arrived on campus last week. They said they wanted to rally students with strategies on how to endure the events that are leaving many afraid, angry, and hopeless. KVCR's Isel Cuapio - herself a UCR student - tracked the demonstrations in this report.