A push for Filipino youth to apply for deferred immigration action

Since 2012 the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has helped thousands of youth here in San Diego better their lives by working legally, having bank accounts, and continuing their higher education. Latin American immigrants have fully taken advantage of this program, but Filipinos, the largest portion of the Asian population in San Diego, have not.

There's been a lack on headway in the Filipino community, so Alliance San Diego is pushing to inform and enroll more Filipinos into the DACA program.

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U.S. closes door to Haitian earthquake survivors

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SAN DIEGO (KUSI) —The United States is closing the doors on thousands of Haitian immigrants who want to come to the U.S.

On Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security announced a policy change that prevents more survivors of the Haiti earthquake from entering the U.S. through the San Ysidro Border.

It's important to know what these people are not. They are not illegal. They are not refugees. They are not asylum seekers.

They are seeking humanitarian help.

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Measure L Aims to Schedule Ballot Measures for November Election

Watch Andrea Guerrero, Executive Director of Alliance San Diego, speak with KUSI about Measure L. This measure would move important propositions to the November ballots, which is when the most voters participate in the election process.  

Learn more about Measure L and watch the interview now.  

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Cocktails for a Cause

On Wednesday, August 31, Alliance San Diego hosted a successful fundraiser at the Lafayette Hotel entitled "Cocktails for a Cause." This event brought together a diverse group of 70+ social justice warriors to raise money for Alliance San Diego and call attention to the importance of the upcoming November election.

Thank you to our donors for joining your voices with ours and mobilizing with us to create a San Diego where all people can achieve their full potential. To see pictures of the fundraiser, click here.
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Appeals court strikes down North Carolina’s voter-ID law

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A federal appeals court on Friday struck down North Carolina’s requirement that voters show identification before casting ballots and reinstated an additional week of early voting.

The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit was an overwhelming victory for the Justice Department and civil rights groups that argued the voting law was designed to dampen the growing political clout of African American voters, who participated in record numbers in elections in 2008 and 2012.

“We can only conclude that the North Carolina General Assembly enacted the challenged provisions of the law with discriminatory intent,” Judge Diana Gribbon Motz wrote for the panel.

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