California Has Lessons for Integrating Immigrants, but Will the Feds Undercut Them?

As the Trump Administration Targets Golden State Newcomers, Protecting Migrants Comes First

With immigrant rights under siege across the country, California has “a target on its back.”   That’s how María Blanco, executive director of the University of California Immigrant Legal Services Center, summed up her state’s position at a Zócalo/The California Wellness Foundation event titled “What Can California Teach America About Immigrant Integration?”   But even as the Trump administration has slapped a bullseye on California—with dead-of-night neighborhood raids by ICE agents, angry threats of withdrawing federal funds from “sanctuary” communities, and a constant stream of menacing presidential tweets—the Golden State …