by Jackie Gardina Local experts discuss the legal hurdles and issues facing President-elect Donald Trump in his first 100 days in office. This week, we continue with President Trump, the First Amendment and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. President Trump and the Dreamers On Jan. 25, President Donald Trump issued an executive order entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” The order received wide attention because it threatened to withhold federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities. But buried deep within the order was a dramatic shift in immigration enforcement priorities. The new enforcement priorities...Read More
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Local experts discuss the legal hurdles and issues facing President-elect Donald Trump in his first 100 days in office. This week, we continue with President Trump, the First Amendment and the travel ban. President Trump and Freedom of Religion The First Amendment states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The courts have interpreted this clause as preventing the government from favoring one religion over another. Under this provision, the government must not, for example, provide funding to a church if that same funding isn’t available to a mosque...Read More
Approximately 150 local activists participated in a beach cleanup and peaceful demonstration on Saturday, Feb. 11, near the Ventura pier. The group, organized by Ventura resident Gwendolyn Alley, held hands and formed a line where the tide rolled in, made a double heart formation as well as spelled out RESIST. Ventura protesters coordinated on the same day with another group of thousands in San Francisco who also spelled out RESIST along the beach. For upcoming events, go to...Read More
Local experts discuss the legal hurdles and issues facing President-elect Donald Trump in his first 100 days in office. This week, the President Trump and the First Amendment. In our system of checks and balances, the First Amendment serves as an important check against government overreach and the arbitrary exercise of power. It guarantees, among other things, the freedom of expression by prohibiting the government from restricting the press or individuals from speaking freely, including criticizing government action, and it guarantees the rights of citizens to peaceably assemble and to petition the government. Over the course of the campaign,...Read More
The American Heart Association delivered nearly 200 knit hats to St. John’s Regional Medical Center’s labor and delivery unit the last week of January, as part of the Little Hats, Big Hearts program. The little hats were knitted by volunteers and will be given to newborns at St. John’s Regional Medical Center throughout February to raise awareness about the symptoms of congenital birth defects in newborns. The Little Hats, Big Hearts program kicks off the American Heart Association’s Heart Month that takes place annually in...Read More
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