Border Region

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, Gov. Jerry Brown announced that he plans to deploy up to 400 National Guard troops throughout the state to help support existing “transnational crime”...

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Immigration Reform

SDIRC Denounces Cruel Decision to End TPS for El Salvador

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018

SAN DIEGO, CA — The Trump administration announced today that it will end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 200,000 Salvadorans who have been living, working and...

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Citizenship

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016

By Tatiana Sanchez Daniel Torres, an unauthorized immigrant who enlisted in the Marine Corps using a false birth certificate, became an American citizen on Thursday. He is likely...

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Deferred Action

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018

Local organizations are helping current DACA recipients renew their status San Diego, CA – Today is President Trump’s artificial deadline to end the Deferred Action for...

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Check Out the 2018 SDIRC Award Winners!

On December 10th, The San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC), a project of Alliance San Diego, handed out their 2018 SDIRC Awards.

The SDIRC Awards celebrate work that uplifts SDIRC’s mission to support migrant families.

Eight community members, organizations, and partners were given awards for their outstanding work in 2018 surrounding immigrant rights, advocacy, media coverage, and more.

Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of the SDIRC Awards, listed below.

SDIRC Launches Fund to Bond out Immigrant Detainees In San Diego and Imperial Counties

Fund has raised more than $20,000 to bond out families from immigration detention

SAN DIEGO, CA —  The San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC) announced the launch of a regional bond fund that will reunite families who have been separated by the harsh and inhumane policies of the Trump administration. The Borderlands Get Free Bond Fund is open to people who have been detained in San Diego and Imperial Counties, or who have lived in this region for a long time.

Borderlands Get Free Fund

The San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC) is excited to announce the launch the Borderlands Get Free Fund, a bond fund to help bond out individuals from immigration detention, if they are detained in San Diego or Imperial Counties, or if they are long-standing residents of Imperial County or San Diego County. The fund will help us reunite families in our region who have been separated when their loved ones were detained by Border Patrol and/or Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE).  

 

Help free our loved ones from immigration detention – donate today!

 

Despite the recent media attention surrounding family separation due to the federal administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy implemented last year, family separation in the border region predates the policy by decades. Due to a high presence of Border Patrol and ICE agents in our region, families are often separated when federal immigration officers detain and deport their loved ones. While President Trump has announced he will no longer separate families under “zero-tolerance”, the reality is that in our region, families continue to be at threat of being separated and thousands of families have family members in detention facilities. In some of those cases, individuals are actually eligible to post bond to, but their families often cannot afford to pay the bond.  The minimum price of a bond is $1500. There are over 1700 individuals currently being detained in San Diego and Imperial Counties alone.

Help SDIRC and the Borderlands Get Free Fund free our loved ones from immigration detention and make a donation today!

If you or a loved one are in immigration detention in San Diego or Imperial Counties and would like to apply for a bond, please click here!

The Borderlands Get Free Fund is fiscally sponsored by Freedom for Immigrants, a 501c3 organization (tax identification #80-0875881). Donations are tax-deductible.  

SDIRC is a project of Alliance San Diego.