“[…] Hong Mei Pang, Chinese for Affirmative Action’s director of advocacy, said that in 2016 ‘something amazing happened’ when non-citizen parents of schoolchildren were ‘enfranchised’ by the measure’s passage but, at same time, ‘there was also a terrible turn on the federal [level] where the political climate shifted to create a lot of fear and panic in the community.’

She said the measure’s backers want to confront the fear. “Despite the threats … community members are exercising power, not panic and we are invested in a successful implementation through a multi-prong approach.”

The legislation, she said, will ‘help immigrant families weigh their options by providing them with notice of the risks associated with becoming discoverable to the federal government.’ ”