Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

On the eve of what is expected to be a new era of aggressive federal policies cracking down on legal and illegal immigration under the Trump administration, Councilman Gil Cedillo Thursday invited Los Angeles residents to attend the inaugural meeting of the City Council’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Immigrant Affairs next week.

“The election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States, has many residents throughout the city of Los Angeles deeply concerned about the impact of possible policy changes to immigration, federal funding of local programming, education and law enforcement,” said Cedillo, who chairs the committee.

“As members of the Los Angeles City Council, it is our responsibility to protect and enhance the quality of life for all of our residents regardless of national origin, religion, ethnic group, language, sexual orientation, gender, marital status or immigration status,” Cedillo said.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday in the council chamber at City Hall. Cedillo also asked those interested in attending to RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/Yz3LLyQKFTo8Emht1.

“We invite you to the first inaugural meeting of the ad-hoc committee on Immigrant Affairs to share testimony on how any anti-immigrant federal policies would affect you,” he said. “Testimony will be take in the form of public comment.”

–City News Service 

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