August 2016 E-Newsletter

Published on August 25th, 2016

CAPS eNews and Action

CAPS' Board Member Instrumental in Local E-Verify Win

Hats off to CAPS' own board member, Michael Rivera, who fought to implement a six-month pilot program enforcing E-Verify in Paso Robles for city employees. This week the city adopted E-Verify permanently.  Thank you, Paso Robles, for protecting American workers!  If you would like assistance to help enforce E-Verify in your own municipality, please contact us.

Your message was front and center nationally on CNN — estimated to be viewed by 2.5-3 million Americans — during coverage of the Republican National Convention.


CAPS’ continued to demand open discussion of immigration policies on your behalf, this time at one of the most hotly covered events of the year.  CAPS took the hollow racism charge head on with a TV ad (see screen shots above) that simply stated, "…wanting what's fair for Americans isn't racist, it's common sense." 

Justice Department To Shut Off Sanctuary City Funding?

Shortly after the Senate blocked a GOP-sponsored bill to withhold economic and community development grant money from cities that harbor illegal immigrants, the Department of Justice (DOJ) promised to financially punish sanctuary cities that fail to cooperate with ICE. In its announcement, the DOJ alerted cities that they must certify under oath that their laws do not interfere "in any way" with federal authorities’ requests for immigration information or risk losing hundreds of millions of dollars annually to local law enforcement. CAPS' Stop Sanctuary Cities Campaign earlier this year helped pave the way by influencing public opinion — see CAPS' video above.  Thank the DOJ for doing its job here.


While we often focus on the latest legislative opportunity or threat, if we truly care about the future, we need to focus on our next generation of leaders. The 2016 Crowdifornia essay writing contest engages college and trade school students in a national conversation about stabilizing our population. Prizes total $3,000 divided between the top three essays. Help us spread the word.  To learn more and submit your essay online visit crowdifornia.org.


Jo Wideman
CAPS Executive Director


CAPS' Facebook Army 385,911 Strong

CAPS blew past our goal of 350,000 Facebook fans last month.  Our highly engaged activists shared your message with 3,057,513 people in the past 30 days. Like us to share poignent blog posts and infographics (such as the post on the left) during this critical election time.


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