LA County Officials Issue Formal Apology For 1930s Repatriation Of More Than 1 Million Citizens To Mexico
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors issued a formal apology for the repatriation of more than 1 million U.S. citizens who were forced to relocate to Mexico in the 1930s. A commemorative plaque will be installed at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Sunday.
It’s been an emotional few days for the children and the wife of a 36-year-old San Fernando construction worker who is facing deportation.
The mother of serial arson suspect Harry Burkhart is scheduled to make her own court appearance Friday. Federal prosecutors are seeking to deport Dorothee Burkhart, who faces fraud charges in Germany.
Immigrant rights advocates will serve the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department with a summons to get information about the department’s participation in immigration enforcement programs and data about deportations.
The Los Angeles City Council has voted 11-1 to support state efforts to withdraw from a Homeland Security program that requires fingerprints of arrestees to be shared with immigration agents.