San Jose, CA -- Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez, the Board of Supervisor, and advocates for immigrants and hate crime victims held a media conference on April 25 and discussed a wide range issues within the community.
Some of the issues included the need to have safe, shelter beds for transgender members of the community, and providing more services to help families with emergency planning in regards to deportation,
The Board of Supervisors also discussed the issues regarding the county behavioral health contractors providing services for some immigrant clients who are afraid to show up for their appointments.
They are also considering adding an ordinance prohibiting the county from participating in any type of government identity registry based on religion or national origin.
By Truth Esguerra