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Widow Responds to Statement of Support by the Mexican Government on the Anniversary of Husband’s Killing by U.S. Agents

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Felipe Morales, cel: (52) 55 5431 0851

SAN DIEGO — Yesterday, the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores) issued a statement marking the 14 year anniversary of the killing of Anastasio Hernández Rojas by U.S. border agents on May 28, 2010. In the statement, the Mexican Government repeated its denouncement of the use of lethal force that took his life. It also underscored its support for the family as it awaits a decision from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which will determine whether or not the United States violated international law when U.S. agents beat, tortured and killed Anastasio and then attempted to cover it up. The statement from the Mexican Ministry reads: 

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Alliance San Diego Calls on President Biden to Uphold Human Rights and Center Dignity

SAN DIEGO — Today, in response to his State of the Union address, Alliance San Diego issued a letter to President Biden calling on him to ‘defend our democracy’ by protecting human rights here at home so that all of us can live with dignity. Alliance was compelled to write this letter because of tragic and ongoing violations of human rights in the United States.

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Media Advisory: California’s Highest Voter Turnout May Be San Diego County, Election Day Voter Mobilization

What: With days before the March 5th California Primary Election, San Diego has the highest voter turnout so far of the ten largest counties (filter by county in the vote turnout tracker). As of yesterday, 14% of voters had turned out in San Diego County, the second-largest county in terms of registered voters. Turnout in other top-ten counties was significantly less: Los Angeles (7%), Orange (12%), Riverside (9%), San Bernardino (7%), Santa Clara (11%), Alameda (8%), Sacramento (11%), Contra Costa (10%), and Ventura (9%). 

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[BREAKING] PRESS CONFERENCE: Flood Survivors Getting Kicked Out of their Hotels on Valentines Day Hold a Press Conference Calling on the City to Provide Housing Now!

SAN DIEGO — Today, flood victims who are going to get kicked out of their hotels on Valentine’s Day are holding a press conference to call on the City and Mayor Todd Gloria to extend hotel vouchers to provide desperately needed housing for survivors. Flood survivors cannot return to their homes as they are uninhabitable from severe category 3 water damage caused by failed city infrastructure. Hundreds of survivors were given temporary hotel vouchers, but they expire tomorrow and unless Mayor Gloria works with the necessary agencies to extend adequate alternative housing, these victims will be turned out onto the streets. Their condition is dire and they are demanding the Mayor act now.

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Alliance San Diego Receives $260,000 Award Following Nomination by Mallison & Martinez Law Firm

SAN DIEGO — Today, Alliance San Diego announced it has received a “cy pres” award of $263,392.51 after being nominated by a preeminent social justice and workers rights law firm, Mallison & Martinez, based in Oakland, California. 

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U.N. Special Rapporteur on Racism Calls Out Discriminatory, Abusive, and Unaccountable Law Enforcement in the U.S., Echoing Testimony and Reports of the Dignity Delegation

 
SOUTHERN BORDER – Representatives of the Dignity Delegation lauded the release of a report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Racism that bears witness to discriminatory, abusive and unaccountable law enforcement in the United States. The report follows a country visit this month by Special Rapporteur Ashwini K.P., who met with government officials and civil society, including members of the Dignity Delegation, who shared their lived experience and reports prepared by Alliance San Diego, Southern Border Communities Coalition, and the Berkeley International Human Rights Law Clinic.
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U.N. Human Rights Committee Calls Out U.S. Law Enforcement for Racial Profiling, Excessive Force and Impunity, which Fail to Comply with Treaty Obligations

GENEVA, Switzerland — Today, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) issued its concluding observations after reviewing the United States' compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), a treaty signed and ratified by the U.S. more than thirty years ago. Across multiple issues, the HRC concluded that the U.S. is not in compliance and raised particular concerns about racial profiling, excessive force, and impunity by U.S. law enforcement.

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UN Body Finds U.S. Use of Force Standard Violates Human Rights, Californian Heading to Geneva To Challenge United States Law Enforcement

SAN DIEGO — A new United Nations (UN) report released today finds racism by U.S. law enforcement against people of African descent is systemic and widespread, echoing the testimony of San Diego resident Ted Womack who announced in a press conference that he and several community members are heading to the UN in Geneva to tell their stories of discriminatory, excessive, and abusive policing.

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BREAKING: Alliance San Diego and Voters Appeal to the California Supreme Court to Protect Election Integrity

SAN DIEGO — Today, Alliance San Diego and voters filed an appeal to the California Supreme Court to protect the integrity of the March 2020 elections from interference from elected officials. This appeal comes at a critical moment when the country is still grappling with the attempts to manipulate the presidential election from that same year, and is girding itself for further assaults on our democracy. To protect the rights of voters to decide elections here at home, Alliance has challenged the City in court for its election manipulation.  

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Experts Call for Respect for Human Rights and Dignity of Migrants Facing Humanitarian Crisis at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Mexico City, MEXICO – Representatives of organizations defending the human rights of migrants stressed the urgency of finding new strategies to address the migration phenomenon, ensuring that order does not imply violence, as has been the case at the U.S.-Mexico border. During a virtual meeting organized by Alliance San Diego and its network of allies, they reflected on the current context of crisis at the border and ways to combat police brutality and human rights violations in the United States, which affect disproportionately Mexican and Central American immigrants and people of color.

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