Episode 16: Fighting for Protections for Immigrants in Seattle's Shadow with Colectiva Legal del Pueblo

Sandy Restrepo: Co-Founder of Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, Attorney, Activist, Dominator & Hugo Garcia: Activist, Podcast Host, Soccer Fan, Taco Enthusiast

Sandy Restrepo: Co-Founder of Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, Attorney, Activist, Dominator & Hugo Garcia: Activist, Podcast Host, Soccer Fan, Taco Enthusiast

In a recent article in The Stranger, Seattle was said to be the 12th least stressful city in the world in a study by The Blaze and Zipjet, not to mention the least racist. Attorney, Sandy Restrepo alongside Hugo Garcia debate this and other facts on this week’s podcast.

In Burien, WA, Sandy and Hugo are fighting for racial equality for both documented and undocumented immigrant persons. Hugo first heard the beckoning of the call to arms the day he saw an RV a few blocks from his home with a racist tag about the Mexican population of this city only 10 miles west of downtown Seattle. Before he came across this obvious hate crime sitting in a driveway, he donated and voted.

Sandy is an attorney that co-founded an organization called Colectiva Legal del Pueblo for and by undocumented immigrants. Sandy is a significant resource for anyone in the area seeking legal advice and counsel for things like hate crimes, DACA, and ‘demystifying the legal process.’ Sandy mentions a young lady who was wronged and afraid to go to the police because she was afraid the police would question her status.

Respect Washington, bought signatures to stop Burien from being a sanctuary city. After 2 votes, it finally passed. Short of getting more signatures and having a special election in February, Burien will remain a sanctuary city.  

The work is not done in Burien, Washington. The racism, hare, and anti-undocumented immigrant rhetoric still thrives. Sandy’s current project is DACA renewal for everyone eligible since President Trump rescinded the executive order put in place by President Obama.

Notable for Voters in Burien:

Nancy Tosta

Jimmy Matta

Krystal Marx

Pedro Olguin

 

Going Further:

The Stranger Article

Colectiva Legal del Pueblo

Follow up on RV Hate Crime  

 

The Socials:

Burien Represent Twitter

Burien Represent Facebook

Hugo Garcia Twitter

Colectiva Legal del Pueblo Twitter

 

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