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Immigrant Stories - My American Dreams

Christopher A. Kerosky has practiced law since 1984 and has handled over 1000 immigration cases and over 500 civil and litigation matters. He also serves as a Member of the Human Rights Commission for Sonoma County, appointed by the County Board of Supervisors. In his Gazette column, he writes about immigration issues that impact the lives of local immigrants, their families, and employers. To learn more, please visit www.MyAmericanDreams.org or on its Facebook page. If you’re interested in helping, please email contact@myamericandreams.org

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2018-02-02Feb 2, 2018

In keeping with the title of this column, going forward I will be presenting profiles of some of the many outstanding immigrants who make their home here and contribute so much to our culture, our economy and our lives.

2018-01-03Jan 3, 2018

The Sheriff’s Department of Sonoma County has been the target of much community criticism in recent years. Since 2008, there has been continuing controversy over the office’s cooperation with ICE in the detention of undocumented members of our community. Then came the shooting of Andy Lopez and the Sheriff’s decision to keep the officer responsible on the streets. Many felt there was a need for a change.

2017-11-21Nov 21, 2017

The holiday season is a time for sharing heartwarming stories and helping those in need. What better time to consider our young immigrants who have DACA – that Obama-era reprieve from deportation that will expire in three months, unless our federal government takes action.

2017-11-06Nov 6, 2017

Even before the smoke cleared,
people were talking about rebuilding Sonoma County.

But what does that look like?
Who will make the decisions?
How can we all become stronger together?

2017-10-23Oct 23, 2017

Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones or were left homeless or jobless by the recent North Bay fires. As with most natural disasters, the poor and marginalized suffered disproportionately. There are an estimated 38,500 undocumented immigrants in our County and many lost homes or jobs in this catastrophe.

 

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