In California, fear has gripped immigrant communities as federal authorities—newly empowered by the Trump administration—step up arrests and deportations.
Across the state, public officials from the governor downward have vowed to use their powers to protect immigrant communities. More foundations are also stepping forward to support immigrants.
Earlier this month, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s board voted unanimously to give its full support to Senate Bill 6, the Due Process for All Act, which provides public funding for legal services for immigrants facing deportation. In January, SVCF created the Opportunity for All fund to provide immigrants in Silicon Valley with access to affordable legal services. This builds on past funding efforts in this area that go back to 2008.
“There is a considerable lack of knowledge in our state about ..."