Press Releases

Media inquires: Please contact Hiram@alliancesd.org.

Time To Stand Up For Our Values and Protect Our Communities

Andrea Guerrero, Executive Director of Alliance San Diego, has issued the following statement regarding President Trump's Inauguration.

"Today, Donald J. Trump became the 45th President of the United States. For Alliance San Diego, it marks the start of an new era of working towards policies that truly reflect the values of a 21st-century society, where all people are treated with dignity and respect. 

Read more
Share

'RISE TOGETHER' Campaign Aims to Prepare DACA Recipients for New Administration

San Diego, CA - Alliance San Diego will announce today the launch of RISE TOGETHER, a campaign that aims to empower Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients and those who might qualify for the program in San Diego County with the information they need to make the right decisions before inauguration day.

In response to President-elect Donald Trump's claims that he will end the program, Alliance San Diego and Ready Now San Diego will provide multiple resources to DACA recipients in San Diego County. 

Read more
Share

California Releases New Draft Regulations to Address Racial and Identity Profiling by Police - Public Invited to Comment

NewRegs.png

SAN DIEGO, CA - In the midst of a national debate around the deadly consequences of racial and identity profiling by police, California has taken a bold step forward with Alliance San Diego playing a key role.

Read more
Share

In response to an apparent hate crime against a Muslim student at San Diego State University, Alliance San Diego has issued the following statement:

“Alliance San Diego stands united with the Muslim community in light of a recent assault and robbery against a Muslim female student at San Diego State University. The assailant(s) who committed this crime mentioned Donald Trump [during the act], whose rhetoric-driven campaign against some of the most vulnerable communities in our nation, provided a spark to those who would use hate to suppress progress. Alliance San Diego rejects hate in all forms, and we call on community and political leaders of all backgrounds to work together to create a community where all people can live in an environment of peace, harmony and justice. The elections are over. The bullying and intolerance MUST STOP. It saddens us that people will take this opportunity to inflict harm on others because of the type of religion they practice. Freedom of religion is one of our country’s founding principles, and all of us should come together to protect it. We recognize the fear that some in our communities may be experiencing, and we strongly advise everyone to remain informed and engaged in our democratic process.”  

###

 

Share

Alliance San Diego Reacts to Outcome of Presidential Election

In reaction to the outcome of the presidential election, Alliance San Diego issues the following statement:

 

"Today, the people of the United States elected Donald Trump to lead our nation. Now that the election is over, it is time to put aside the empty rhetoric and promises and begin the serious task of working together for the betterment of the country. The president is not a king, and Alliance San Diego stands ready to work with the three branches of government to create policies that reflect the values of a 21st-century society, where all people are treated with dignity and respect. That change starts in San Diego, where we have the opportunity to bring about meaningful change that affects our daily lives. We are committed to working with all of our elected officials to build a San Diego - and a nation - where everybody can live to their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice."

Share

Statement Regarding the Shooting of Alfred Olango by the El Cajon Police Department

20160928_092636.jpg
In response to the shooting of Alfred Olango by the El Cajon Police Department, Alliance San Diego released the following statement: 
 
Alliance San Diego is saddened by the news that police have shot a resident, Alfred Olango, in El Cajon, CA. This marks another interaction between residents and law enforcement that has resulted in tragedy. We are praying for Mr. Olango's family in this difficult time. We demand an independent investigation conducted by an agency outside of the El Cajon Police Department or sheriff's department. Alliance San Diego will continue to monitor the situation in the hopes for a just and peaceful outcome. #BlackLivesMatter in San Diego. 
Share

CBP Hires First Outsider to Lead Border Patrol

Washington D.C. /Southern Border Region – Today, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that Mark Morgan has been selected as the new Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol.

Mark Morgan has over two decades experience with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement agencies. In 2014 he was tapped by Chief Kerlikowske to temporarily lead CBP’s internal affairs office and review complaints of excessive use of force in the Border Patrol, the outcome of which are still pending release to the general public.

Read more
Share

The Supreme Court of the United States Puts Immigration Relief on Hold

San Diego, CA- Today, The Supreme Court of the United States in a 4-4 tie was not able to come to a decision on President Obama's 2014 deferred action initiatives delaying the ability to keep families together.  Deferred Action for Parents of American and Lawful Permanent residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The actions would have provided immigration relief to an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants nationwide and more than 100,000 in San Diego and Imperial Counties.
Read more
Share

Official Statement to Shooting of 2 SDPD Officers

Alliance San Diego is deeply saddened by last night’s shooting and recent events in the San Diego community. We do not condone violence of any nature. We send our deepest condolences and prayers to families and community members who have lost loved ones to gun violence. We believe that all San Diegans have a right to live and thrive in an environment of harmony, safety, equality and justice. We will continue to work hard to create a San Diego where all residents can reach their full potential.

Share

DACA Anniversary Kicks Off Push to Enroll Asian Youth

San Diego – Today, immigrant advocates in San Diego commemorate the four-year anniversary of President Obama’s executive order, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), by calling on Asian Pacific Islander (API) youth to apply for the DACA program.

Launched in 2012, DACA provides an exemption from deportation and a renewable two-year work permit.  While the program has provided a better life for thousands of undocumented youth in San Diego County and across the nation, the API community has the lowest rate of enrollment. More than 80 percent of eligible undocumented youth from Mexico have applied, but only 20 percent of Koreans and Filipinos have done so.

Read more
Share