I will lead the principled resistance to deportation forces. I strongly support the California Values Act, SB 54, to make California a “sanctuary state.” My mom and dad are immigrants and I will not support any cooperation with ICE on deporting law-abiding people in this state.
I will push for due process rights for those in deportation proceedings, including a statewide guarantee of legal representation.
I know that ultimately, the answer lies in comprehensive immigration reform on the federal level, and will push for this as a long-term solution.
As a doctor, I see that undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles County, in our district, do not have the same access to healthcare and other services as others, and will work to address this problem.