Thursday: Immigrant rights forum at M-A High


A community forum to discuss how life and the law could change for immigrant families and students during a Trump administration will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Menlo-Atherton High School Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton.

The forum is presented by the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, the partners with the Collaborative Resources for Immigration Services, and the Sequoia Union High School District.

Among topics to be discussed are possible immigration law changes, how students' education and financial aid may be affected, and legal rights.

Call or text (415) 967-0970 to register to attend. The first 50 to register will receive a free immigration law consultation.

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Posted by Upper ELake
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Dec 13, 2016 at 10:24 am

Immigrants or illegal immigrants? Immigrants have nothing to worry about.

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Posted by Bad Hombres and Nasty Women
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Dec 14, 2016 at 8:19 am

Many in our community members are dealing with the possibility of losing their rights afforded under the current Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) which protects the parents of US citizens and permanent residents from deportation. And many people in our community also face discrimination and hate because of their nationality or religion. Trump's own words - and those of his advisor Steve Bannon - targeting Muslims, Jews, Women, Refugees, Mexicans, Blacks and LGBT should give every Patriot concern. Unless you're a native American, drop the rhetoric about "illegal immigrants". White Supremacy has no place in Menlo Park.

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Posted by Such hate
a resident of Atherton: other
on Dec 14, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Bad Hombres and Nasty Women- Exactly what proof do you have that there is "targeting Muslims, Jews, Women, Refugees, Mexicans, Blacks and LGBT" hate. An isolated case or sustained harassment? Trump voters have been targeted and physically and mentally attacked. I believe you might call this bullying. Are you advocating selective adherence to established laws? Upper Elake properly noted legal immigrants will have nothing to worry about. Law breakers, illegal or legal should be concerned as anyone breaking the law.

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Posted by Beth
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Dec 14, 2016 at 12:55 pm

I would really like to know how those who agree with Trump and might do harm to other ethnic groups are going to know whether he/she is legal or illegal?

Cannot attend the meeting, but hope the Almanac gives a lengthy report here and in the newspaper.

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Posted by Such hate
a resident of Atherton: other
on Dec 14, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Beth- So your formula is Trump supporter = Peron doing harm. Not a very tolerant person. And you know this how? To find out if a person is legal just ask for birth certificate, passport, or green card. Unless that would cause a trigger warning and upset someone.

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Posted by documented exidence
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Dec 14, 2016 at 2:28 pm

Oh, good greif!

The First Side claims they are attacked and offers some anecdotal stories, offering scant evidence in a weak attempt of false equivalency. "Trump voters have been targeted and physically and mentally attacked."

The Second Side offers documented numbers of hate and racial incidents. and plainly says ALL attacks must stop.

The First Side then claims the 2nd side attacks are not true, propaganda, it's the Lying Media, Crooked CNN, false flags, "gosh, why won't the media report on #pizzagate?!?" etc.. then posts links on a couple attacks they can document.

Let's take a look at multiple reports of HUNDREDS of attacks, shall we?

* Rupert Murdochs Wall St Journal: "Racial Incidents Seem Linked to Donald Trump’s Election - Anti-Defamation League says hate-speech attacks appear connected to vote; Trump says they must stop" Web Link

* Fortune: "In the days since the presidential election, states across the country have seen increased incidents of racist or anti-Semitic vandalism and violence, many of which have drawn directly on the rhetoric and proposals of President-elect Donald Trump." Web Link

* Time: "Racist incidents in the U.S. have continued to surge since Election Day, according to the latest tally by a national civil rights organization." Web Link

** Southern Poverty Law Center: Web Link 900 attakcs in 10 days

"Just a week before the November 8th election, attackers set a church in Greenville, Mississippi, on fire. The historically black church was targeted in what authorities believe was an act of voter intimidation, its walls spray-painted with the phrase “Vote Trump.”

“This kind of attack happened in the 1950s and 1960s,” Greenville’s mayor said, “but it shouldn’t happen in 2016.”

The incident was just a harbinger of what has become a national outbreak of hate, as white supremacists celebrate Donald Trump’s victory. In the ten days following the election, there were almost 900 reports of harassment and intimidation from across the nation. Many harassers invoked Trump’s name during assaults, making it clear that the outbreak of hate stemmed in large part from his electoral success."

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Posted by no to trolls
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Dec 14, 2016 at 5:53 pm

'Such Hate' is a troll (not an insult, just someone who trolls these pages to spew controversy in order to get a reaction). Don't honor them with a response. In fact, try to ignore these types of comments. They are fed by the debate and vitrol. Simply keep working against them to shine the light through your actions and words. Keep the conversation supportive and fact based and do not stop working. I hope to support this meeting in person. I will not lose my voice to hate. I expect a response to this post, probably unkind, but no one need defend me. I'm ok. Thanks all you good people who are trying to keep the world a loving, fair place. I honor you.

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