Santa Ana faces calls to stop impounding immigrants' cars
- May 4, 2011
- Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies department chair and political science associate professor, is quoted in the Orange County Register May 3, 2011
From the OC Register:
Councilman Vincent Sarmiento said that he misspoke at the previous council meeting on April 18, when he called Santa Ana "a Latino city." That statement came as he spoke in support of sprucing up a brick plaza at Fourth and French streets to create a space reminiscent of Mexican village plazas. "We're a multicultural city, and that's what I should have called the city," he said Monday. "It isn't a Latino city. It's a multicultural city that's predominantly Latino." Santa Ana's City Council is not unlike those of other cities in having "a sense of being pulled in multiple directions," but "one of the obligations of the city is to sort of reflect Latino culture in various ways," said Louis DeSipio, a political science professor at UC Irvine who studies immigration and Latino politics.
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