In 1993 a Party Crew protested Prop 187 and this is what happened.

Some of you may have already seen some of these clips. But if you haven’t seen the full segment shot by Fox11 news back in 1993, here it is. I hope you enjoy. We are adding videos weekly and will be categorizing them to make it easier for you to view and binge watch.

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Twenty-five years ago, on November 8, 1994, Proposition (Prop) 187 was approved by California voters—supporters and opponents of the measure could not have been more starkly divided.  The measure, one of the most pivotal immigration-reform laws in recent California history, would bar undocumented immigrants from receiving any public benefits such as health care, education, and social services. For supporters of the measure it was a crucial victory that affirmed the state-led initiative to fight a perceived lack of federal action on immigration control. While supporters claimed this measure was critical to discourage illegal immigration, save the state billions of dollars, and preserve the state’s resources for legal residents, opponents viewed the rhetoric of the measure as blatantly anti-immigrant, fearing it would increase racism and hate crimes against marginalized ethnic populations regardless of their legal status.  For many who fought against the measure, its passage was a devastating blow that was taken as a direct attack on immigrant populations, primarily Latino communities in California. 

The Prop 187 campaign—the most divisive and controversial one in California’s November 1994 state election—took the state by storm, creating a powerful legacy with lasting impact on California politics.

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