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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Santa Ana Becomes OC's First "Sanctuary City," Moves to End ICE Jail Contract

Updated: Aug 27, 2020

Santa Ana city council members celebrated a symbolic night with a unanimous vote declaring Orange County's Latino immigrant epicenter a sanctuary city.Councilwoman Michele Martinez was away on official business; Mayor-for-Life Miguel Pulido didn't bother showing up for the big moment, period. City staff noted the Mayor gave no reason for his absence. Councilman Sal Tinajero and his colleagues moved then to mark it "unexcused"—SAVAGE!!! With the Don Papi a no-show, the city's activists pressured the council to move beyond a symbolic sanctuary city resolution and deepen its Aztlanista commitment before Donald Trump is inaugurated as Bigot-in-Chief on January 20 with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in his small hands.

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post:

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