Binational Condemnation of Trump’s Policy to Expel Asylum Seekers

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SAN DIEGO, CA / TIJUANA, BC — Today, the Trump administration took the unprecedented and possibly illegal step of introducing protocols to expel certain asylum seekers and force them to wait in Mexico until their court date, which could be a year later, to present their case in the United States.

‘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.

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.

<<DAY OF ACTION TONIGHT AT 7 P.M.: #StandWithMuslims in San Diego>>

Statement on Board of Supervisors’ Decision to Support Trump’s Lawsuit

San Diego –  The San Diego County Board of Supervisors’ voted today to support the Trump administration’s misguided lawsuit against California policies that strengthen public safety while protecting families from the president’s deportation force.