Local Leaders Rally in Support for President’s Immigration Action as Court Weighs Stay

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2015

Contact:
Ricardo Favela
760.659.3620
ricardo@alliancesd.org

San Diego, CA: Today, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans will hear oral arguments on whether to grant an emergency stay that could lift the injunction blocking President Obama’s executive action on Immigration. If granted, the extended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of American Citizens and legal permanent residents (DAPA) programs would move forward once more.

Locally, public officials and community leaders have approved resolutions in favor of the action and in support of undocumented students and undocumented parents of U.S. citizens. On Tuesday of this past week, the City of Chula Vista unanimously approved a resolution supporting the action. The Sweetwater Union High School District took a similar action on Monday, and on Wednesday, the Southwestern Community College District passed their resolution in support.

These resolutions supplement the Amicus Briefs signed by the American Friends Service Committee, Alliance San Diego, Chula Vista Police Department, and San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council in support of the President’s action. They send a strong message that local government, law enforcement and civil rights groups in San Diego County are united in standing up for immigrant families who are a part of our communities. Following are statements from local public officials, school board members, law enforcement, community and labor leaders about their support for the immigration action.

How California’s Proposed Immigration Bills May Impact San Diego

By Tom Fudge, Patty Lane, Peggy Pico

State Democratic lawmakers this week announced an effort to extend health care, legal rights and business protections to immigrants living in California illegally.

Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins of San Diego, and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles were among the Democrats who proposed 10 bills. They call their effort the “Liberty and Justice” package.

The package includes a bill by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego to protect immigrants from scams. Other proposals include expanding Medi-Cal coverage and establishing an office to help immigrants living in the state illegally with naturalization services.

Andrea Guerrero, executive director of Alliance San Diego, told KPBS the state could lead the way in immigration reform with this package of bills.

“This is a welcomed package that supports, protects and integrates immigrant families,” Guerrero told KPBS Midday Edition on Thursday. “We can’t afford otherwise. It’s humane. It’s compassionate.”

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9:30AM – 12:30PM
Pilgrim United Church of Christ
2020 Chestnut Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Trae lo siguiente para que podamos llenar tu solicitud N-400:

  • Money Order o cheque personal de $680 para la solicitud N-400
  • Tarjeta de Residencia Permanente “green card” o “mica”
  • # de Seguro Social
  • Datos de cónyuge: (1) Fecha de nacimiento (2) # de Seguro Social (3) Certificado de Ciudadanía o mica (si es inmigrante)
  • Datos de hijos: (1) Fecha de nacimiento (2) domicilio actual (3) # A (si son residentes)
  • Fechas de todos tus matrimonios y de todos los matrimonios de tu cónyuge actual
  • Fechas de todos tus divorcios y de todos los divorcios de tu cónyuge actual
  • Nombre de empleador, domicilio, y fecha de empleo de todo empleo por los últimos 5 años
  • Domicilios por los últimos 5 años, con el año y mes de cada cambio de domicilio
  • Fechas y destinos de viajes afuera de los Estados Unidos con estancia de más de 24 horas
  • Documentos de cargos penales o de inmigración, sentencias, u órdenes de arresto
  • 2 Fotos para pasaporte Estadounidense
  • Solo para Hombres: Numero de Servicio Selectivo y fecha de registración (si la sabes)

Si deseas solicitar una excepción de pago, también trae contigo:

  • Impuestos mas recientes y talones de cheques por los últimos 3 meses
  • Comprobantes de beneficios públicos que actualmente recibes
  • Otros comprobantes de ingresos mensuales

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Saturday , April 11
9:30AM – 12:30PM
Pilgrim United Church of Christ
2020 Chestnut Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008
619-800-1397 / itzel@alliancesd.org

 

Bring with you the following in order for us to complete your N-400 form:

  • Money Order or personal check for $680 to cover the cost of the N-400 form
  • Permanent Resident card
  • Social Security Number
  • Spouse’s information: (1) Date of birth (2) Social Security # (3) U.S. Citizenship cetificate or
  • Permanent Resident card (if spouse is an immigrant)
  • Children’s information: (1) Date of birth (2) Current address (3) # A (if they are residents)
  • Dates of all your marriages and of your current spouse’s marriages
  • Dates of all your divorces and of your current spouse’s divorces
  • Employer’s name, address, and employment dates for all jobs in the last 5 years
  • Addresses for the last 5 years (include year and month)
  • Dates and destinations of all trips outside of the U.S. that lasted more than 24 hours
  • Documentation of any criminal or immigration charges, court orders, arrest warrants
  • 2 U.S. Passport photos
  • For men only: Selective Service # and registration date (if known)

If you are seeking a fee waiver, also bring:

  • Latest taxes and pay stubs for the last 3 months
  • Current proof of public benefits
  • Other proof of income

Mother Jones: 3 Ways Obama’s Immigration Executive Action Changes Everything (and One Way It Doesn’t)

The details of President Barack Obama’s much-rumored, much-debated executive action on immigration have been leaked to the press, and the broad outline, according to Fox News and the New York Times, includes deportation relief for upwards of 5 million people.

ThinkProgress: The Most Heartbreaking Place In America Is Called ‘Friendship Park’

This is the first in a series of pieces from ThinkProgress chronicling the struggles of immigrant life in Southern California along the U.S.-Mexico border.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — When former First Lady Pat Nixon traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border in 1971 to inaugurate what is now Friendship Park just south of San Diego, California, she observed the then-thin string of barbed wire separating the two countries and reportedly said, “I hate to see a fence anywhere.” The implication, people thought, was that neither nation would ever build one.

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