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Local Leaders Rally in Support for President’s Immigration Action as Court Weighs Stay

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 17, 2015 Contact: Ricardo Favela 760.659.3620 ricardo@alliancesd.org San Diego, CA: Today, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans will...

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Receive Free Legal Assistance On Your Citizenship Application

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Saturday, April 11 9:30AM – 12:30PM Pilgrim United Church of Christ 2020 Chestnut Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008 619-800-1397Download the preparation packet to bring with...

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Close the Corporate Loopholes and Rebuild California

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015

Alliance San Diego is thrilled to announce that we are part of the Make It Fair coalition of community, faith based, civil rights, youth and labor organizations working...

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Local Leaders Rally in Support for President’s Immigration Action as Court Weighs Stay

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2015

Contact:
Ricardo Favela
760.659.3620
ricardo@alliancesd.org

San Diego, CA: Today, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans will hear oral arguments on whether to grant an emergency stay that could lift the injunction blocking President Obama’s executive action on Immigration. If granted, the extended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of American Citizens and legal permanent residents (DAPA) programs would move forward once more.

Locally, public officials and community leaders have approved resolutions in favor of the action and in support of undocumented students and undocumented parents of U.S. citizens. On Tuesday of this past week, the City of Chula Vista unanimously approved a resolution supporting the action. The Sweetwater Union High School District took a similar action on Monday, and on Wednesday, the Southwestern Community College District passed their resolution in support.

How California’s Proposed Immigration Bills May Impact San Diego

By Tom Fudge, Patty Lane, Peggy Pico

State Democratic lawmakers this week announced an effort to extend health care, legal rights and business protections to immigrants living in California illegally.

Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins of San Diego, and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles were among the Democrats who proposed 10 bills. They call their effort the “Liberty and Justice” package.

The package includes a bill by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego to protect immigrants from scams. Other proposals include expanding Medi-Cal coverage and establishing an office to help immigrants living in the state illegally with naturalization services.

Andrea Guerrero, executive director of Alliance San Diego, told KPBS the state could lead the way in immigration reform with this package of bills.

“This is a welcomed package that supports, protects and integrates immigrant families,” Guerrero told KPBS Midday Edition on Thursday. “We can’t afford otherwise. It’s humane. It’s compassionate.”

Close the Corporate Loopholes and Rebuild California

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Alliance San Diego is thrilled to announce that we are part of the Make It Fair coalition of community, faith based, civil rights, youth and labor organizations working to find solutions to restore funding for critical services and public education in California!

 

Make it Fair is dedicated to closing commercial property tax loopholes so we can invest in strengthening our communities and rebuilding California. In San Diego County alone, closing these commercial property tax loopholes will provide an estimated $803 million in new revenue that will allow us to strengthen services, invest in our communities and create more opportunities for families.

 

For more information about the Make It Fair campaign, click here.