California Sues Trump Government Over DACA Removal

March Against DACA Completion in Los Angeles, September 10, 2017. David McNew / Getty Images
March Against DACA Completion in Los Angeles, September 10, 2017. David McNew / Getty Images
On Monday the state of California sued President Donald Trump’s administration for a six-month decision to end the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA), a program that temporarily shelters about 800,000 undocumented youths from deportation.

The lawsuit filed by state prosecutor Xavier Becerra has similar arguments to the lawsuit filed last week by 15 states and Washington DC: it points out that the government violates the Constitution and other laws by rescinding DACA.

California was joined, in separate appeals, by the states of Maryland, Maine, and Minnesota.

Becerra had warned that California would file its own lawsuit because more than 200,000 beneficiaries of the DACA live in the state and would be most affected by its cancellation.

President Trump’s administration, through Attorney General Jeff Session, ordered last week to stop all new applications to join the program and gave Congress a period of six months to act, otherwise immigration relief will be canceled .

The lawsuit is primarily based on procedural arguments, including, for example, that federal law requires that such decisions be made for solid reasons and only after the public has the opportunity to make formal comments. He adds that the government did not comply with federal law requiring it to consider the negative effects of the decision on small businesses.

It also cites the Fifth Amendment constitutional process, which warns immigration and administrative authorities to refrain from using information provided by program participants to deport and prosecute their employers. The complaint says that would be to misuse the information provided in good faith by program participants.

Other states that have challenged include New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia.

The University of California also filed a lawsuit last Friday.

Sessions said that President Barack Obama’s executive order to authorize DACA without congressional approval “was an unconstitutional exercise of authority.”

However, state demand says that the current government must follow legal procedures if it wants to end the program.

8-Year-Old Boy killed With Hammer In Sacramento

Deandre Chaney was arrested in Nevada a day after hammering three people, including two children. LAPD
Deandre Chaney was arrested in Nevada a day after hammering three people, including two children. LAPD

An 8-year-old boy, who was hit with a hammer by his mother’s ex-boyfriend last week in Sacramento, died Wednesday at the hospital, according to authorities.

Last September 1 at 6:25am, Sacramento Police Department agents responded to a call at a residence by a call that reported a violent attack. When they arrived, they discovered a 7-year-old girl, an 8-year-old girl and a woman who had been beaten with a hammer by a man: it was the ex-wife of the victim and mother of the two little ones.

All three were taken to the nearest hospital under critical conditions. The wounds they sustained caused one of the two children to die five days later.

The investigators began a search for evidence from the moment they attended the scene and contacted potential witnesses to find the whereabouts of the attacker, identified as Deandre Chaney Jr., 23. The next day, the suspect was arrested by authorities in the state of Nevada.

The detectives suspect that the attack was unleashed of a verbal altercation between Chaney and the woman, who were in a sentimental relation previously. After attacking her and her children, the man stole the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene.

The attacker is not unknown to law enforcement officers, as he has a violent record.

Lena Sánchez, a neighbor of the victims, who was present when the agents arrived to attend the emergency, told local media KCRA3 that one of the children was taken to the ambulance because the other apparently ran into another neighbor’s house.

The Sacramento Police Department extended its thanks to the Winnemucca Police, who managed to capture the attacker through the help of the community that participated in the location of the subject.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of these victims and our agents who investigated this tragedy,” said the communiqué of the unit.

University of California Sues Trump Government Over DACA

On Friday, the University of California (UC) sued the Trump administration for the end of the DACA immigration program, which protects about 800,000 youth from deportation and leaves work permits nationwide, of which more than 200,000 are in this state.

The complaint was filed by Janet Napolitano, former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, who is now the president of this academic campus where some 4,000 undocumented students study, many of whom are benefiting from this immigration relief.

On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that they will complete the DACA program approved in 2012 by then-President Barack Obama, although the suspension will be gradual and final for up to six months, a period that Congress has to find an option to regulate the situation of dreamers.

UC, a system that trains about 240,000 students in ten statewide campuses, announced in a statement that it filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration because it believes that it violates the “unconstitutional” rights of the educational institution and of their students.

The complaint filed in federal court in California was signed by UC President Janet Napolitano, who served as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from 2009 to 2013 and encouraged the creation of DACA in 2012.

Precisely, the UC claim is directed against the Department of Homeland Security and its current incumbent, Secretary Elaine Duke.

“Neither I nor the UC took the step of denouncing the federal government, especially the agency I led,” Napolitano said.

“It is imperative, however, that we stand up for these vital members of the UC community. They represent the best of what we are: hardworking, resilient and motivated winners,” he added.

Napolitano said that ending the DACA program “in an arbitrary and capricious way” is not only “illegal” but “contrary” to US national values.

The text of the complaint claims that, as a consequence of the end of DACA, dreamers risk expulsion from the only place they have “called home” because of “nothing more than an executive whim without reasoning.”

UC states that revoking DACA violates established administrative procedures, as well as protection of due process of law under the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution.

The university explained that in its classrooms there are approximately 4,000 undocumented students, of whom “a significant number” has benefited from DACA.

In addition, the educational institution added that its staff also have researchers and teachers who took part in the DACA plan.

Officials In Los Angeles Warn of the Importance Of Being Prepared For A Strong Earthquake

After the powerful earthquake that shook Mexico, officials from the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management reminded Southern California residents of the importance of being ready in the event of a similar disaster in the region.

“The Los Angeles County region is vulnerable to a large-scale earthquake similar to the one impacting Mexico, ” an official from the Los Angeles County Emergency Management Office (OEM) said Friday as a reminder to of the importance of being ready in the event of a natural catastrophe.

The earthquake that struck Mexico early on Friday also triggered an alert for a possible tsunami in that country and throughout Central America. Seismologists have pointed out that the incident is the largest earthquake in the country in the last hundred years.

Mexican authorities have reported that at least 58 people died as a result of the tremor and approximately 200 have been reported missing. Government officials anticipate that both figures will continue to rise as rescue and recovery operations continue. With a magnitude of 8.2 the earthquake shook and left material damages to the zones of Oaxaca, Tabasco and Chiapas and also felt in the Mexican capital and in Guatemala.

As a result of what happened in Mexico, the OEM officers in Los Angeles gave the task of warning the inhabitants of the Californian city about the importance of being ready for a strong earthquake in the area.

“All residents and business owners must take the necessary steps now to prepare for earthquakes and other hazards and threats,” said Ken Kondo, a OEM member.

California is one of the most active seismic zones on planet Earth and the state is also vulnerable to tsunamis, floods, forest fires and even volcano eruptions.

For this, the organization distributed a list of recommendations including how to register to receive emergency alerts and how to register to participate in the ‘Great California ShakeOut’ drill , to be held Oct. 19.

The OEM also offers an online survival guide that is available in Spanish. This manual highlights four steps to be prepared in case of emergency: have a plan, store provisions, stay informed and participate.

10 fundamental measures

Among the main recommendations of the guide are:

1. Know the threats in your area.
2. Identify meeting points (outside your home, outside of your neighborhood).
3. Choose your out-of-state contact.
4. Study the evacuation routes (exits and alternative changes to leave the house).
5. Locate the service cutters (water, gas, electricity).
6. Study the emergency policies of schools and geriatric centers (shelters / emergency supplies, transportation).
7. Identify safe places to be covered in each room if necessary (under hard-standing tables and desks, against internal walls).
8. Additional medications.
9. Take special precautions for: children, seniors, pets, people with disabilities, non-English speakers.
10. Schedule annual exercises in case of emergency.

Blizzard sets up its own eSports stadium in Los Angeles

The Blizzard Arena will open Oct. 7 with the Overwatch Contenders

Blizzard’s commitment to eSports, and especially to the Overwatch League, is overwhelming. The Californian company has announced the creation of the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles, which will host competitions around its games and will open on October 7.

The new area is located in Burbank Studios of the North American city, former scene of telelvision programs. That is why it will be well equipped with several sets, control rooms, facilities for players to practice … The intention is that activities behind their doors do not stop at a single moment of the year.

In addition to the tickets for the various competitions, much of the revenue from the stadium will come from an official Blizzard store whose items will vary according to the tournament that takes place – a market strategy similar to that used in soccer stadiums or basketball.

“We’re at a tipping point for esports and we look forward to helping usher in a new era of competition-based entertainment,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, in a release. “As we open the doors of Blizzard Arena Los Angeles and welcome fans from around the world, we’re honored to bring the best in Blizzard esports to the same stage that some of the biggest names in entertainment have called home.”

The elimination phase of the Overwatch Contenders will be the first event to host the Blizzard Arena on 7 and 8 October. Shortly thereafter, on October 13 and during that weekend will take place the final of the summer championship of the Hearthstone Championship Tour, with a prize of $ 250,000.

It will also be in the California stadium where the final stages of the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship and the World of Warcraft Arena Championship will be seen in late October.

The latest event to be held this year at the Blizzard Arena, and probably the most important, is the beginning of the Overwatch League, the strong commitment of Anaheim developers to equate the structure of the eSports industry with traditional sports.