Padilla Statement on the Passing of Peter Schey

CALIFORNIA — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) issued the following statement on the passing of Peter Schey, human rights attorney and Executive Director and President at the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law: 

“From successfully helping fend off California’s Proposition 187 to staunchly advocating for the rights of immigrant children and families in government custody, Peter was a champion for immigrants. An immigrant himself from South Africa, Peter helped ensure equal access to public education for immigrant children and was a trailblazer for the constitutional rights of immigrants. His legacy will live on in communities across California and our country.” 


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