County supervisor promotes website, hotline for immigrants fearing deportation

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Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, who represents West County, has released a video promoting a new program launched March 1 to help local immigrant families in fear of deportation under the Trump administration.

“We’re standing up to Trump’s effort to deport hard working immigrant families and split our communities,” Gioia stated in the video. “On March 1, we launched Stand Together Contra Costa to provide Rapid Response Legal services to immigrant families at risk of deportation.”

The program is run by the Contra Costa County Public Defenders Office, Catholic Charities of the East Bay and “a whole great array of nonprofits in Contra Costa County,” Gioia said.

Families seeking services can visit the new website, Standtogethercontracosta.org, or call (925) 900-5151.

“We are not going to let the Trump administration tear our families apart,” Gioia said.

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