San Jose judge blasts Trump administration for sudden transfer of ICE detainees

By TATIANA SANCHEZ | | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: September 5, 2018 at 1:24 pm | UPDATED: September 6, 2018 at 6:15 am SAN JOSE — A federal judge blasted the Trump administration’s transfer of 10 detainees from a Contra Costa County ICE detention facility to out-of-state jails last month, calling the decision “damaging” and “troubling.” U.S. District … Read More

“Habeas” Lawsuits Demand Release of 10 Detained Immigrants Transferred out of State by ICE

The Davis Vanguard Posted by Vanguard Administrator August 29, 2018 SF Public Defender, immigrant rights groups escalate legal pressure on Trump admin as anger over abrupt transfers mounts. (From Press Release) – Local immigration attorneys filed a flurry of “Habeas Corpus” petitions in federal district court today, seeking the release of 10 people arbitrarily transferred last week from the West … Read More

Immigrant uprooted from jail close to family to another state without notice

San Francisco Chronicle Otis R. Taylor Jr,  Aug. 27, 2018 It was the second time in his life on an airplane, but this time Miguel Villalobos had his arms and feet shackled for the entire trip. The 38-year-old undocumented immigrant had been locked up at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond since June, after a DUI arrest. On the night … Read More

From Homeowner, to Tenant, to Evicted

“Keep this house. Don’t let it go,” his mother, a 68-year-old Tongan immigrant, said as they ate her homemade Ota Ika — Fetu’u’s favorite raw fish dish, with a flavor similar to ceviche. It was a Friday evening in June 2006, and Fetu’u, a landscaper, had stopped by his mother’s house after a long day of cutting grass, trimming hedges … Read More

Tenant Claims Landlord Threatened Deportation

Lawsuit alleges dispute escalated into warnings about immigration authorities A landlord attempting to evict a mother and her children from their Burlingame apartment repeatedly threatened to report the woman to federal immigration authorities, according to a lawsuit filed in a district court. Estela Cano is suing her former landlord at the Bellevue Apartments in Burlingame for discrimination and seeking compensation … Read More


For Immediate Release Media Contact: Araceli Martínez-Olguín (650) 422-2880, Date: August 21, 2018 IMMIGRANT TENANT SUES LANDLORD FOR THREATENING TO CALL IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES TO EFFECT UNLAWFUL EVICTION San Mateo County, CA—Today, Estela Cano is fighting back against her former landlord by filing suit in federal district court. Her lawsuit alleges that her landlord violated her civil rights by threatening to … Read More

Federal Lawsuit Claims Feds Lack Transparency About Trump Immigration Policy

By Karen Kidd | Jun 1, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO – A federal lawsuit written by law students on behalf of a legal aid service and a Boston-based immigrants advocacy group accuses two federal agencies of withholding information about how the Trump administration is prosecuting immigration cases. Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild claim U.S. Immigration … Read More

Tenants Squeezed: Rents Jump in East Menlo Park as Facebook Grows

After Facebook moved into east Menlo Park in 2011, long-term residents started moving out, said Sandra Zamora, a resident who is facing displacement after her rent jumped by $800 a month. Zamora’s complex at 505 Pierce Road, along with three other small complexes in the Belle Haven neighborhood, were bought by Redwood Landing/Menlo Gate LLC, which is raising her rent … Read More