California pro-migrant groups mobilize after Trump win

A woman carries a pinata based on Donald Trump during one of several May Day marches in Los Angeles, CaliforniaState officials, religious leaders and rights groups in California are struggling to reassure immigrants after the election of Donald Trump, urging unity and vowing support but also bracing for the worst. The Golden State is home to the country’s largest number of illegal immigrants — an estimated 2.4 million — and officials say members of the community are terrified since the mogul pulled off one of the most improbable presidential wins in modern history on November 8. “We have been overwhelmed with inquiries,” said Luz Gallegos, of the TODEC Legal Center, an immigrant-rights group in Southern California.

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