Event coordinators said with a lot of fear and uncertainty in recent months with new policies in place, they want to know more about their rights and how local agencies are exercising those rights to protect them. "It has never happened, but what if it were to happen?" asked Guadalupe Perez, Kindergarten Teacher for Dual Language Academy Monterey Peninsula. "That I see one of my student's parents being taken from the streets?"
Genesis Lopez was one of nearly 60 students vying for the title at the 22nd annual Countywide Spelling Bee held at Hartnell College.
Community colleges across the state are seeing a dramatic drop in California Dream Act Applications, the program that allows undocumented students to apply for financial aid help. Many attribute it to a feeling of uncertainty with how President Donald Trump will deal with immigration.
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District said with so much competition out there, they are starting to recruit teachers early to attract the best talent.