11/15/16 Recent events have left many thousands of our San Jose residents, about forty percent of whom were born in a foreign country in fear. Some of our neighbors, friends, and family fear changes in immigration rules or enforcement that could separate their families. Others voice concerns about proposed federal “registries” of community members of the Muslim faith. Still others point to the nationwide spike in “hate crimes” in recent days.
I have sought through Spanish-language television, social media, and in public demonstrations to convey a simple message to our wonderfully diverse community: “We’ve got your back.”

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