Southern California and the Hart-Celler ActThe demographics of 1992 Los Angeles begin nearly three decades earlier with the passage of the Hart-Celler Act in 1965.
It also placed the city council at odds with the LAPD; the council declared Los Angeles a sanctuary city in 1985.
In Los Angeles’ case, Mayor Tom Bradley pursued Pacific Rim investment spending municipal dollars on the city’s airports, harbors and downtown at the expense of Los Angeles’ struggling neighborhoods.
East Los Angeles City Council representative Richard Alatorre underlined the separation between the communities.
Edward Jae Song Lee would be the lone Korean American death when killed by cross fire, mistakenly shot by a fellow Korean American.