UCLA faculty said the June 15 Supreme Court decision to prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is a step in the right direction. (Daily Bruin file photo)
A Supreme Court decision to protect employees from sexuality and gender-based discrimination is a step in the right direction, UCLA faculty said.
The June 15 decision ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity would be protected under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of several categories, including sex and race.
Nicole Anticona Araujo couldn’t sleep the night before the Supreme Court released their decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
As a DACA recipient, Anticona Araujo had a lot riding on it.
The Supreme Court ruled against the decision to end a program that would protect undocumented individuals from deportation, claiming the decision was made arbitrarily.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was first created in 2012 by the Department of Homeland Security under the Obama administration, which allowed undocumented individuals who entered the country under the age of 16 to defer deportation and legally work in the U.S.
The court voted 5-4 in favor of the University of California Regents, one of the first entities to challenge the termination of DACA, finding that the DHS’ decision to end the DACA program was both reviewable in court and arbitrary.
President Donald Trump issued an executive order in January 2017 directing federal agencies to execute immigration laws against “removable aliens.”
In response, the DHS revoked both DACA and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program in June 2017.
Most of the National Guard will depart from Los Angeles on Sunday evening, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement Sunday.
“A small number of units” will remain nearby until Wednesday for emergency support if necessary, he said.
“I’m proud that our city has been peaceful this week — and that our residents are leading a powerful movement to make Los Angeles more just, equitable, and fair for Black Angelenos, communities of color, and all of our workers, youth, and families,” Garcetti said in the statement.
This post was updated June 4 at 2:25 a.m.
Editor’s note: This article refers to protesters by their first names because of safety concerns following online harassment on Twitter.
“No justice, no peace,” chanted hundreds of protesters in Westwood Monday afternoon.
The protesters gathered despite social media announcements that the protest had been canceled. They chanted “Black lives matter,” and “Don’t shoot,” on sidewalks near the Wilshire Federal Building in Westwood.
Student government is calling on the state to remove the National Guard presence near UCLA after several troops were seen in Westwood on Sunday.
Student leaders — led by the Undergraduate Students Association Council and the USAC Office of the External Vice President — are requesting that California Gov.
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