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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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

One Year Later: SB 54 Implementation in San Diego County



Updated: April 2019


By Erin Tsurumoto Grassi

In October 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 54, the California Values Act, into law.  A huge victory for immigrant and refugee communities across the state, the California Values Act (SB 54) limits how local and state law enforcement can collaborate with federal immigration agencies and puts additional measures in place to provide more transparency and accountability when local and state law enforcement agencies partner with federal immigration agencies.

SB 54 went into effect on January 1, 2018. The intention of this report is to examine the ways that local San Diego law enforcement agencies have implemented SB 54 in our region. The California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) published a policy brief on the statewide implementation of SB 54 that outlines the general trends that are happening across the state (Gomez and Razavi). This report will address the general trends laid out by CIPC and whether or not any of our local law enforcement agencies fall into those trends.

California Wins Fight To Protect Families From Trump’s Deportation Force

SAN DIEGO, CA — The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld Senate Bill 54, also known as the “California Values Act,” which bars local police departments from helping federal officials in the separation of families in California. Trump sued California in 2018 in an effort to bully the state into participating in the administration’s anti-immigrant agenda, which San Diego County regrettably joined later in the year.

The Dream and Promise Act Would Protect Tens of Thousands of San Diegans

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, House Democrats introduced a sweeping bill that would put millions of young immigrants and others with temporary protections on a path to citizenship, reaffirming immigrant families’ vital role in our communities.