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Human Rights

San Diego Council Passes Resolution Supporting Deferred Action

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015

By City News Service The San Diego City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution supporting programs that defer deportations of children living in the U.S. illegally...

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Educational Equity

Stakes high for SD Unified preschool expansion

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015

By Maureen Magee San Diego — San Diego educators have long promoted preschool as a way to level the playing field for children who struggle with poverty and language...

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Inclusive Democracy

Alliance San Diego Joins the Call to STOP ALEC!

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is holding its annual meeting in San Diego. ALEC is an non-profit organization responsible for most of the attacks on progressive...

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Community Development

Lemon Grove City Council Passes Resolution Favoring DACA & DAPA

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015

On Tuesday, July 7, members of the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC) attended the Lemon Grove City Council meeting to ask the Council to support a resolution in favor...

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Alliance Updates

U.S. Customs And Border Protection To Decide On Body Cameras

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By Jean Guerrero

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will decide whether or not to use body-worn cameras before the end of this year, according to an official in charge of a nine-month study of the technology.

The study was launched in October 2014 as part of a response to use-of-force complaints involving border patrol agents. The cameras were used in training and in the field, in land, air and maritime environments. The department’s Body-Worn Camera Working Group is now compiling the findings and writing a report for Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske.

San Diego Council Passes Resolution Supporting Deferred Action

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By City News Service

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution supporting programs that defer deportations of children living in the U.S. illegally and parents under certain conditions, and calling on Congress to enact more permanent solutions.

Backers of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans programs told the council members that they prevent the separation of families — in instances where a father, mother or child is caught by immigration authorities and deported.

Stakes high for SD Unified preschool expansion

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By Maureen Magee

San Diego — San Diego educators have long promoted preschool as a way to level the playing field for children who struggle with poverty and language barriers.

This summer, the preschool push has gone high-stakes, with $5 million riding on it’s success.

The San Diego Unified school board promised to boost enrollment in early childhood education programs to generate revenue to help offset a $34 million deficit to the district’s $1.37 billion operating budget.