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.
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.
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National Lawyers Guild, Sacramento
Spaulding Campi, LLC
Neighborhood Partners, LLC
Yes on L. West Davis Active Adult Center (Catering – Tommy J’s)
ACLU of Northern California
Advocates for Ajay Dev
Davis Media Access (Broadcasting the event)
Josh Kaizuka, Attorney at Law
Lucas Frerichs, Davis City Council
Bob Poppenga, DJUSD School Board
Tracie Olson, Yolo County Public Defender
Robb Davis, Former Davis Mayor
UC Davis School of Law
Melinda Guzman, Professional Corporation
Mary-Alice Coleman, Law Offices of
Tia Will and Robert Canning
Evelyn and Harvey Greenwald
Senator Bill Dodd
Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
Jim Provenza, Yolo County Supervisor
Don Saylor, Yolo County Supervisor
Oscar Villegas, Yolo County Supervisor
Brett Lee, Davis Mayor
Gloria Partida, Davis City Council
Will Arnold, Davis City Council
Dan Carson, Davis City Council
Angel Barajas, Woodland City Council
Tom Adams, DJUSD School Board
Alan Fernandes, DJUSD School Board
Norma Alcala, Washington School Board
Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender
Yolo County Interfaith Immigration Network
Immigration Justice Team of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis
“ASUCD Office of the External Affairs Vice President also known as OASR”
Davis Phoenix Coalition
Good People Farms
Yolo County Democratic Central Committee
Mark Reichel, Attorney at Law
Mary Jo Bryan