Did you know that LA isn’t a sanctuary city, in name or in spirit? Even if we were a true sanctuary city with real protections, any Olympics on US soil poses huge risks for immigrants. That’s because the LA 2028 Olympics is designated a National Special Security Event (NSSE), which gives the Department of Homeland Security (ICE, CBP, NSA, all the bad dudes) the express ability to coordinate with local law enforcement.
Sound like a terrible idea? It is!
For this episode of Rings of Hell, we are joined by members of DSA Los Angeles’ Immigration Justice Committee to discuss all the ways our current Democrat establishment in LA already fall short of their pseudo-progressive pro-immigrant messaging and how the NSSE — compounded with our already wildly militarized local law enforcement — poses a nightmare for communities across the Southland.