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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Recent Posts

SDIRC Awards 2019: Values in Action

On Monday, December 9th, The San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC)handed out the 2019 SDIRC Awards.

The SDIRC Awards celebrate work that uplifts SDIRC’s mission to support immigrants and refugees in San Diego County.

Eight community members, organizations, and partners were recognized for their outstanding work in 2019 around immigrant rights, advocacy, media, and more.

Congratulations to the 2019 recipients of the SDIRC Awards, listed below!

Public to Hold Sheriff Accountable at County Forum

San Diego, Ca — The San Diego Sheriff Department is expected to explain how it works with federal immigration officials at a community forum hosted by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today at 10 AM. Under state law, any law enforcement agency that provides ICE access to an individual must hold a community forum as part of the TRUTH Act.

Community members have expressed deep concerns about how the Sheriff has consistently undermined the California Values Act (SB 54), a state law that limits cooperation between law enforcement agencies and immigration officials. The Sheriff department has used border patrol agents as interpreters, violated mandatory transfer reporting and not complied with other mandatory reporting, among other things, undermining community trust and making everybody less safe.

What: San Diego County TRUTH Act Forum
When: Tuesday, November 19 at 10am
Where: Campus Center Chamber, County Operations Center, 5520 Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123

Immigrant Bond Fund Frees 33 People in First Year

SAN DIEGO — The Borderlands Get Free Fund, a fund to help bond out individuals from immigration detention, is celebrating its one year anniversary with a fundraiser tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sherman Heights Community Center.