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News - March 17, 2017

County kicks in $3.5M for immigrant support

Money will go toward legal assistance, rights education ahead of federal crackdown

by Kevin Forestieri

Fearing a zealous immigration crackdown by the new administration in Washington, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to commit millions of dollars toward boosting legal services for immigrants facing deportation proceedings. The decision comes after months of deliberation on how much money to set aside for legal support, and whether county funds ought to support immigrants convicted of serious and violent felonies.

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