Mobilizing for Change

Human Rights

What It’s Like To Be College-Bound And Worried About Your Immigration Status

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016

Larissa Martinez and Mayte Lara Ibarra had just finished their senior year of high school when they each decided to go public with their immigration status. Their stories are apart of 65,000 undocumented students who graduate high school.

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Educational Equity

KPBS: Admission Offers Up At UC San Diego

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

UC San Diego announced Wednesday that it has offered admission to more than 30,000 freshmen for the fall semester, almost 3,800 more than last year, and around 9,800 transfer...

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Inclusive Democracy

Appeals court strikes down North Carolina’s voter-ID law

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016

A federal appeals court on Friday struck down North Carolina’s requirement that voters show identification before casting ballots and reinstated an additional week of early...

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Community Development

Power Hour Series: Do You Fit the Description?

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016

In the midst of a national debate around racial profiling by police and its deadly consequences, California is taking bold steps forward. Alliance San Diego invites you to join us...

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Alliance Updates

Power Hour Series: Do You Fit the Description?

AUG0PHSIn the midst of a national debate around racial profiling by police and its deadly consequences, California is taking bold steps forward. Alliance San Diego invites you to join us for our August Power Hour, which will be a forum on understanding and addressing racial profiling.

The forum will provide a space for dialog on how racial profiling affects us here in San Diego and what steps we can take to address it. We will also have a discussion on recent policy developments aimed at tackling the problem of racial profiling. Food and refreshments will be provided. Click here to RSVP!

NOW HIRING: VOLUNTEER & SPECIAL EVENTS ORGANIZER

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Alliance San Diego is a community empowerment organization building coalitions to bring change in local, state, and national policy. Our mission is to empower diverse people & organizations to engage more effectively in our communities, and in the civic process, to create a San Diego where all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality and justice.

Alliance San Diego seeks an experienced and energetic person to recruit, coordinate, and support our growing volunteer needs. This position will also be responsible for creating and managing special events throughout the year. The Volunteer & Special Events Organizer will work closely with all staff to ensure volunteer and event needs are met.

A strong candidate will have experience with volunteer recruitment and coordination, event management and logistics, and great personal skills. This position will also be responsible for providing administrative support, managing volunteer relations, and conducting community outreach. Experience with MS Office and data entry, as well as great communication skills, is strongly desired.

Four Years Into DACA, Focus Is On Asian Youth

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Four years after President Barack Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, a local community advocacy group is launching a campaign to enroll Asian youth.

According to Alliance San Diego, the Asian Pacific Islanders have the lowest rates of enrollment.

Spokesman Erwin Mendoza said more than 80 percent of eligible Mexican immigrants in the U.S. have applied for the program, but only 20 percent of Koreans and Filipinos have done so.

“There’s a definite stigma among the Asian community of revealing yourself and saying ‘I am here without papers,’ so part of that is what is affecting the Asian population,” Mendoza said. “So we want them to come forward and help them better their lives.”

DACA Anniversary Kicks Off Push to Enroll Asian Youth

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Asian Pacific Islanders Have the Lowest Rates of Enrollment

San Diego – Today, immigrant advocates in San Diego commemorate the four-year anniversary of President Obama’s executive order, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), by calling on Asian Pacific Islander (API) youth to apply for the DACA program.

 

Launched in 2012, DACA provides an exemption from deportation and a renewable two-year work permit.  While the program has provided a better life for thousands of undocumented youth in San Diego County and across the nation, the API community has the lowest rate of enrollment. More than 80 percent of eligible undocumented youth from Mexico have applied, but only 20 percent of Koreans and Filipinos have done so.