Los Angeles

What Does Trump Mean for Immigrant L.A.?

Photo courtesy of Igor Mazic/Flickr.

A Zócalo/The California Wellness Foundation Event
Moderated by Jennifer Medina, National Correspondent, The New York Times  
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 N. Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Paid parking is available at the Little Tokyo Mall Public Parking Lot (318 E. First St.) Enter from San Pedro Street. Additional paid parking is available at the Japanese Village Plaza Parking Lot (356 E First St.) and the Office Depot Plaza Parking Lot (401 Alameda St).

Donald Trump has said that many immigrants are criminals and security risks, and that in response he is pursuing an “America First” agenda of deporting and banning those migrants whom he claims could pose threats to public safety. What does that mean for Los Angeles County, where more than one-third of residents were born in another country? How has life changed for L.A. immigrants—from the undocumented, to green card holders, to longtime naturalized citizens—as a result of Trump’s rhetoric and policies? How has this new reality influenced relations between neighbors and co-workers in L.A., and to what extent is the Trump era affecting the ability of immigrants to start families, buy houses, open businesses, travel, pursue education, or change jobs? Los Angeles Times immigration reporter Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, World Trade Center Los Angeles president Stephen Cheung, and director of USC’s Tomás Rivera Policy Institute Roberto Suro visit Zócalo to discuss how the Trump era is changing immigrant L.A.