Vietnamese refugees in South Bay fear potential deportation

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) --

The Vietnamese community in San Jose is one of the country's largest, which means thousands of Vietnamese immigrants across the South Bay could soon be at risk of deportation.

City leaders tell ABC7 News there is much to lose under the Trump Administration's re-interpretation of a decade-long agreement with Vietnam.
In 2008, President George W. Bush signed a repatriation agreement, protecting Vietnamese immigrants who arrived before 1995, from deportation.

San Jose POA moving forward with oversight reforms after independent auditor's resignation

SAN JOSE, Calif. --

The San Jose Police Officers Association is submitting a tentative agreement on expanding police oversight to the Mayor and City Council today in response to the city independent police auditor's resignation on Thursday.

POA President Paul Kelly repeatedly called for Aaron Zisser's resignation beginning in June, saying he wouldn't move forward on police reforms or work with the IPA until Zisser was out of office.

San Jose Police Auditor Resigns After Calls for Termination

After months of calls for his resignation and termination, the San Jose Independent Police Auditor resigned from his position Thursday.

In his resignation letter, Aaron Zisser thanked the city of San Jose, said he's proud of the work he had done and that he remains "available and committed to supporting San Jose communities, the steadfast grassroot leaders, City leaders SJPD and the next IPA."

Fearing ICE raids, San Jose father tells children: ‘Be prepared to be alone’

Fearing ICE raids, San Jose father tells children: ‘Be prepared to be alone’

For as long as the Perez children can remember, their father has told them, “Be prepared to be alone.”

Federal immigration agents could come in the middle of the night, Ernesto Perez told his four children, “and take us away.”

When they were little, it was the stuff of nightmares for Cristina, 17, Angela, 22, and their brother, Max, 23, who were born in Mexico, as well as Edith, 21, who was born in the U.S. and feared she would be left behind. But now, with rumors swirling around the Bay Area that federal immigration raids could be imminent and anti-immigrant political rhetoric escalating, worries that their family could be torn apart seem tangibly real.

San Jose Officials Offer Resources With Looming Threat Of ICE Raids

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — San Jose city officials and community leaders came together Wednesday at City Hall to emphasize their support for the immigrant community in Santa Clara County in response to recent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid threats.

Zulma Maciel, director of the city’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, discussed resources available to undocumented immigrants in the area in light of rumors of widespread immigration raids planned across Northern California.

San Jose Police Leaders Meet With Community to Discuss Spike in Officer-Involved Shootings

San Jose police and community members went face to face Monday night in search of a solution to a spike in officer-involved shootings in the city.

San Jose has had eight such incidents so far in 2017, and families of those lost in the shootings aired their concerns to the police Chief Eddie Garcia and the city's new police auditor, Aaron Zisser.

Churches and the group People Acting in Community Together, or PACT, brought hundreds of people together ...

Gilroy residents encourage city council to take action in support of DACA recipients

GILROY, Calif. (KGO) -- About two dozen people gathered outside of Gilroy City Hall Monday night to encourage the city council to take action in support of immigrants and DACA recipients.

The group, organized by People Acting in Community Together, or PACT, wants the council to pass a resolution that limits the city's cooperation with ICE and gives peace of mind to the immigrant community.

San Jose mock ICE raid prepares undocumented immigrants

SAN JOSE (KRON) — South Bay Labor and other activists answered the questions from undocumented immigrants “what do I do then ICE or immigration and customs enforcement agents come to my door or workplace?” during a mock raid Friday.

Flyers encouraging people to protect the community by reporting ice activity could be seen at San Jose Labor Hall and all over town.