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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Democrats want to ban travel to Pro-Trump states
(Los Angeles Daily News) - Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to vote Tuesday on whether to restrict county employees from traveling to nine states that oppose the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the Obama-era policy that protected undocumented children from being deported and which President Trump plans to end.
The motion by supervisors Hilda Solis and Janice Hahn would ban LA County employees from several departments from visiting Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia on county business. The only exception is if there is in an emergency response, according to the motion.
Those states had threatened legal action against the Trump Administration if DACA wasn’t repealed. If adopted, the county’s travel ban would be in place for a year.
Supervisors introduced the motion last Tuesday, just hours after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of DACA and a halt to all new applications for the program. The program will end in six months if Congress does not take action.
In response to those who have applied for DACA, before the new applications were halted, Trump tweeted last week, “you have nothing to worry about — No action!”
Solis and Hahn also ask their colleagues to sign and send a letter to President Trump and the U.S. Congress demanding a legislative solution to DACA.
In their motion, they called the Trump Administration’s plan to end DACA “a divisive, ill-advised and inhumane move.”
More than 100,000 people work for the county. The five-member board oversees the largest local government body in the nation.
Such restrictions have sprouted up more frequently this year, most notably in connection with North Carolina’s “bathroom bill,” a measure that required transgender people to use bathrooms that aligned with the gender on their birth certificate. Sports teams and California lawmakers were among those that enacted such travel restrictions to North Carolina and states that were deemed unfriendly toward the LGBTQ rights.