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20 Sep 2020

Crossing Intersections 

“Wake up, Oakes!” shouted a chant leader of the UC Santa Cruz Student-Led Womxn’s March on the morning of Jan. 20. “We’re here!” Demonstrators marched through Oakes College clutching red and black banners reading “No Justice, No Peace” and “Black Trans Womxn’s Lives Matter.” Just…


TPS Repeal Leaves Students Uncertain 

After over 16 years of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) renewals by the Republican Bush administration and the Democratic Obama administration, President Donald Trump’s administration announced that TPS will be coming to an end. The decision directly impacts students at UC Santa Cruz and other communities…


Demanding a Future for DACA 

Three Santa Cruz “Dreamers,” or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, have joined a week of actions in Washington D.C. leading up to Congress’s Jan. 19 deadline to pass a “clean” DREAM Act, rather than compromising with more conservative immigration stances. The DREAM Act…


Potential ICE Raids in Northern Calif. 

Immigrations Custom Enforcement (ICE) is planning raids sweeping Northern California in the coming weeks to arrest 1,500 undocumented people, according to a Jan. 16 report from the San Francisco Chronicle. “We are not able to speculate about future enforcement actions,” said San Francisco ICE spokesman…


City Plans to Relocate Houseless 

The city of Santa Cruz will pursue a different plan to address houselessness after backing out of a plan to construct a public storage center for the houseless community. The gravel lot ringed by barbed wire fence at 1220 River St., formerly slated for the…