‘Remain in Mexico’ Plan Violates Our Obligations To Protect Families Seeking Asylum

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced a dangerous and deadly plan to force families seeking asylum to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed in the United States.

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.

SCOTUS Ruling Upholding Muslim Ban Is an Attack on Our Nation’s Values

SAN DIEGO, CA — The United States Supreme Court today upheld President Trump’s blatant efforts to ban people of the Muslim faith from visiting family and doing business in the United States in a shameful decision that goes against everything this country stands for.

The decision allows the government to continue to single out and target a religious group in what is supposed to be the land of religious freedom. This goes against our core values of inclusion and compassion and treating everybody equally under the law.

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