San Diego reacts: New immigration enforcement rules will lead to more deportations, agents — and anxiety

By Greg Moran and Sandra Dibble

The Department of Homeland Security’s blueprint for cracking down on unauthorized immigrants as ordered by President Donald Trump calls for more arrests and deportations and wider latitude for an increased number of immigration agents.

How that plays out in San Diego County is uncertain. But the release of two memos Tuesday detailing how Homeland Security will enact the changes rattled immigrant communities and activists on both sides of the border, heartened supporters of tougher immigration enforcement and left questions on how new resources will be deployed.

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Impact of New Executive Orders and DHS Memos on Enforcement in California

The executive orders issued on January 25, 2017, on immigration and border enforcement, and the accompanying guidance memos from the Department of Homeland Security issued on February 20, 2017, will significantly expand enforcement operations. This will result in many more Californians being detained and deported, tearing families and communities apart, with no solution in sight to fix our broken immigration system. 

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SD Unified vows to protect immigrant rights

By Gary Warth

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The San Diego Unified School District will not permit immigration raids or similar activities that disrupt campuses, families of students were told in an e-mail from Superintendent Cindy Marten.

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Alliance San Diego on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360

Alliance San Diego was featured in a powerful story about the anxieties, hopes and aspirations of some of the most affected members of our community under a Trump Administration. The story aired on CNN. Click here to see the video. 
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Alliance San Diego to City Council: Denounce Ban Against Refugees

The San Diego City Council is considering signing on to an amicus curie brief concerning the Muslim ban that Washington State is challenging.  The City of Chicago has asked our city to join in. San Diego has a significant stake in the outcome of this stake, as our community members are impacted by this issue. San Diego has the fourth largest population of people from countries banned under the Executive Order. Almost 39,000  people live here in the County.

Take Action:

  1. Call and email your councilmembers to let them know that you support San Diego signing on to this brief. Many big-city mayors in the United States are speaking out against the executive order. Mayors in BostonLos AngelesNew YorkPhiladelphiaSan Francisco, and Seattle, among others, have issued statements and joined protests to denounce the order and to support immigrants and

Read the letter below. 

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