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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 Stands Up to ALEC

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015

On Wednesday, July 22, Alliance San Diego organized volunteers, supporters, and participants from our Neighborhood Rising Institute to attend a massive rally and protest against...

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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

Alliance San Diego Stands Up to ALEC

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On Wednesday, July 22, Alliance San Diego organized volunteers, supporters, and participants from our Neighborhood Rising Institute to attend a massive rally and protest against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC is a national coalition of conservative elected officials and powerful corporations who frame themselves as a “nonpartisan public-private partnership”. This group has authored laws, such as SB 1070 (Show Me Your Papers) in Arizona, Right to Work, voter suppression, protection of marriage and other legislation that harm working class families and marginalized communities.

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.