Santa Rosa organizations plan a major march February 5 to ask Congress for a permanent immigration solution for thousands of Sonoma County residents affected by recent Trump administration policies, such as the cancellation of DACA and TPS programs.
In Sonoma County, an estimated 6,000 young people are eligible for DACA, according to the Migration Policy Institute, and could be subject to deportation in the coming months or years, while the cancellation of TPS has affected Haitians, Nicaraguans, Salvadorans and possibly Hondurans in upcoming dates.
“They have gone for the Haitian and Nicaraguan communities, now the Salvadorans. They are taking small populations, little by little. But if we are together and united, we will make the situation more difficult for them,” said the immigration lawyer Richard Coshnear.
“We have to persuade Congress that it is critical for many people. But if people remain silent, there is little chance of changing the situation,” stressed Coshnear, noting the possibility of a business strike in Sonoma County.
Various organizations participate in the preparations for the marches, such as Comité VIDAS, Jobs with Justice, as well as others from SRJC: MEChA, Mujeres Xingonas and others.
The time and place of departure and arrival of the march have not yet been confirmed.
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