San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium Leaders to Return Proclamation Issued by Rep. Peters
San Diego, CA: Today, the House of Representatives passed a bill that unfairly targets Syrian and Iraqi refugees fleeing violence by increasing the roadblocks they must overcome before seeking refuge in the United States. The bill is H.R. 4038, the so-called “American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act.
Despite the repeated calls by refugees, faith leaders and community groups to oppose this shameful legislation, Representative Scott Peters voted in favor of H.R. 4038. If this legislation passes the Senate and becomes law, it would halt refugee resettlement for families fleeing Syria and Iraq, including individuals who served alongside U.S. troops.
In response, the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC) will be returning a proclamation issued by Rep. Peters last week to honor the SDIRC for its work in support of immigrant communities in San Diego.
SDIRC representatives will gather at Rep. Scott Peter’s office today at 3:30 pm for this action – 4350 Executive Dr suite 105, San Diego, CA 92121.