One Month Out: Vanguard Immigration Symposium at 77 Sponsors


We are one month away from the Vanguard Immigration Law Event.

Immigration Law: Defending Immigrant Rights and Keeping Families Together
Immigration is a huge issue this year with questions about the policy of family separation at the border, the ORR program, the effect of immigration on crime, and the impact of ICE in local courts and the potential chilling effect it will have on people coming forward to cooperate with authorities.
The Vanguard Court Watch 8th Annual Fundraiser and Symposium on Saturday, October 27th addresses these issues from the standpoint of attorneys in the court.
Guest Speakers:
Matt Gonzalez: Chief Attorney with the San Francisco Public Defenders Office.
It features Matt Gonzalez, the Chief Attorney with the San Francisco Public Defenders Office. He was the lead attorney in the politically charged murder trial of immigrant, Jose Garcia Zarate, who was acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges in the fall of 2017.
Holly Cooper: Co-director of the Immigration Law Clinic
Holly Cooper has represented a number of unaccompanied minors who have been caught up in the criminal justice system including “GE” a 14 year old who was held at the Yolo County Juvenile Detention Facility, despite having no criminal record. She was able to get him placed in a Yolo County Foster Home.
Chuck Pacheco: Sacramento Defense Attorney
Chuck Pacheco, is a defense attorney located in Sacramento. In late August, his client was taken into custody by ICE Agents in a Sacramento Court Room. He will speak on this incident.


Here is a list of some of the elected officials:

Senator Bill Dodd
Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
Supervisor Jim Provenza
Supervisor Don Saylor
Supervisor Oscar Villegas
Davis Mayor Brett Lee
Davis Mayor Pro Tem Gloria Partida
Councilmember Will Arnold
Councilmember Dan Carson
Councilmember Lucas Frerichs
Former Mayor Robb Davis
DJUSD Board President Tom Adams
School Board member Alan Fernandes
School Board member Bob Poppenga

For good measure:
School Board candidate Joe DiNunzio
School Board candidate Cindy Pickett
City Council Candidate Linda Deos
City Council Candidate Ezra Beeman
City Council Candidate Mary Jo Bryan

We’ll have the full list of 75 sponsors in a few days…


Get Tickets To Vanguard’s Immigration Rights Event

Eventbrite - Immigration Law: Defending Immigrant Rights and Keeping Families Together


About The Author

David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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