Record-Size Delegation Travels to Sacramento for Immigrant Day

Dozens of community members and advocates from San Diego will meet with the county’s state elected officials

SAN DIEGO, CA –The San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC) is proud to send a record-size delegation to our state’s capital on Monday, May 15, for the 21st Annual Immigrant Day, a day of action that brings together advocates from across the state to fight for immigrant rights.

Close to 40 leaders from across San Diego County will join hundreds of other community members and activists. They will meet with elected representatives from every quarter of the county to advocate for policies that protect immigrant communities from a Federal administration that seeks to criminalize, deport and separate families.

Laura Moreno, Chair of the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium released the following statement:
“At a time when the federal government and many states are stripping away basic rights for immigrants, each year California continues to work to expand protections for noncitizens. We look forward to meeting with state-elected officials to take proactive measures against harsh immigration and enforcement policies. We believe that all people, regardless of status, are created equal, and that’s what we are fighting for.”
Media Opportunities
 
The following members of SDIRC will be available for media interviews today, Friday, May 12:
  • Laura Moreno, Chair of SDIRC
  • Imam Taha Hassane, Director of the Islamic Center of San Diego
  • Elizabeth Lopez, Immigration attorney
  • Jesus Carvajal, DACA recipient
To arrange an interview, contact ChaKiara Tucker at chakiara@alliancesd.org or 404.630.9677.
About San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium
The San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium is a project of Alliance San Diego. Since 2007, community, faith, labor, and legal organizations have come together as the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC). Through SDIRC, these organizations are pursuing four common goals: support comprehensive immigration reform; stop the spread of local policies and practices that target and violate the civil and human rights of immigrants; educate immigrants; and educate the public about the important contributions of immigrants. More at: www.immigrantsandiego.org.
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