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FOR RELEASE June 20, 2014 Contact: Matt Yagyagan, Matthew@alliancesd.org, (619) 887-0058 SAN DIEGO, CA – Alliance San Diego welcomes Governor Jerry Brown to San Diego today as...Read More
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We asked and you answered. San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC) put out a call for donations and supplies for refugees on Saturday, July 5 and we received 33,000 items. We are humbled by the compassion and generosity of everyone who pitched in. We are distributing these items and will let the community know when we need more. Thank you for caring and opening your hearts.
Statistical Analysis Shows that Violence, Not Deferred Action, Is Behind the Surge of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border
By Tom K. Wong
A humanitarian refugee situation at the U.S. southern border has been unfolding over the past few years and dramatically intensifying over the past several months, as tens of thousands of unaccompanied children are fleeing their homes in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. In search of a safe haven, these children embark on dangerous journeys, arriving in the United States and neighboring countries throughout Central America. Indeed, according to the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, asylum applications from children are up by 712 percent in the neighboring countries of Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Belize. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has argued that “many of the children apprehended at the border are fleeing unspeakable violence in their home countries.”