Hector Villagra

American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California

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Executive Director of the ACLU of Southern California

Hector Villagra on KCRW

On Monday, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered the LAPD to suspend most “immigration holds” requested by ICE, the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

LAPD Will No Longer Hold All Undocumented Jailees for ICE

On Monday, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered the LAPD to suspend most “immigration holds” requested by ICE, the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

from Which Way, L.A.?

On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, we hear about today's  US Supreme Court decision  on Arizona's tough immigration law.

Supreme Court's Immigration Ruling Leaves Legal Questions

On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, we hear about today's US Supreme Court decision on Arizona's tough immigration law.

from Which Way, L.A.?

On July 1, inmates at the Pelican Bay State Prison near the Oregon border began a hunger strike that ultimately involved 6600 prisoners in 13 of California's 33 institutions.

Human Rights in the Hidden World of State Prisons

On July 1, inmates at the Pelican Bay State Prison near the Oregon border began a hunger strike that ultimately involved 6600 prisoners in 13 of California's 33 institutions.

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A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

from To the Point

A new analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine says red meat and processed meat might not be so bad for you, so no need to cut back.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The beloved TV show “The Addams Family” is hitting the big screen. It follows the macabre family as they move to New Jersey and start a suburban life.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Homeless people around LA are saying that they’re experiencing more hostility from homeowners and renters.

from Greater LA

There’s a lot of tension around immigration and the border, but could something as simple as a taco be a unifier, especially on this National Taco Day?

The  Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy  in Goleta recently received preliminary approval from the Santa Barbara Unified School District for a new $16 million addition.

from KCRW Features

More than 200 House Democrats, including every California Democrat, now say they support an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Evacuation orders for the Saddleridge fire have been lifted.

from Greater LA

Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

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