My guest for the full hour is José Serrano, Associate Director of Immigration & Outreach Senior Immigration Services and Dept. of Justice Accredited Representative, in the Garden Grove office, the Southern California headquarters for World Relief, http://www.worldreliefsocal.org/. He considers how much room there may be in the inn, the US inn, that is, with respect to immigration policy as it changes by the hour. Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacifique”; and Calexico, “Happy Christmas”, Seasonal Shift – album.
We work the social justice theme rather vigorously – the first guest is Stephanie Hammerwold, executive director and co-founder of Pacific Reentry Career Services, a local non-profit that helps formerly incarcerated women find and maintain employment following release. In the process we’ll learn all about California’s two-year old law, the Fair Chance Hiring Law.
In the second segment (minute 29:06), Professor Mónica Ramírez Almadani, visiting clinical professor of law at UCI, civil rights advocate, litigator and policy advisor; offers insight about where we are after last week’s oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on the Trump Administration’s efforts to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals/DACA. UCI law school student Viridiana Chabolla is one of the plaintiffs.