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International Tribunal Moves Landmark CBP Brutality Case Forward

The case of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas is the first extrajudicial killing case brought against the United States to be heard by Inter American Commission

SAN DIEGO, CA — The Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the investigative arm of the Organization of American States, found it has authority, over the objections of the Trump Administration, to decide a case involving the brutal beating of a San Diego resident by border agents that was covered up and never fully investigated. The U.S. Custom Border and Protection (CBP) has ambitions to become a national police force and a long history of using violent tactics in border communities and now in Portland and other cities. The IACHR's decision to determine whether its use-of-force and accountability policies comply with international human rights standards is timely with far reaching implications.

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Trump Wants to Erase Immigrants From The Census

SAN DIEGO, CA —  Taking his anti-immigrant, hate-filled agenda to yet another level, President Trump signed an executive order today banning the census from counting undocumented immigrants. In a move that goes against the intended purpose of the Census —  to count everybody who lives in the nation regardless of citizenship — Trump is doubling down on his efforts to expel, erase and terrorize immigrant communities across the nation.

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[RECAP] The Coalition for Police Accountability and Transparency Propose Policy Solutions to Address Police Violence, Reduce Police Presence

The policies range from a ban on consent searches to divesting from police budgets and investing in alternative non-law enforcement emergency responses. 

Click here for a recording of the press conference.

SAN DIEGO – On July 6, 2020, the Coalition for Police Accountability and Transparency (CPAT) held a virtual press conference to call on local leaders to adopt an array of policies that aim to address police violence and to reduce the role and presence of police in communities. 

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‘Our Destiny is Tied Up With America’s Destiny’: Alliance San Diego Reflects on Juneteenth

SAN DIEGO, CA — On the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the oldest community  celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, Alliance San Diego reflects on its mission to ensure that all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice, and how Black communities’ fight for racial justice is critical to our mission.

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Supreme Court Decision on DACA is a Temporary Win For Immigrant Communities

Decision Elevates the Importance of the November Election 

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, in a partial victory for immigrant communities, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Trump Administration’s manner of eliminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was unlawful for failing to comply with procedural requirements. The decision affects the estimated 700,000 DACA recipients in the United States, and 40,000 in San Diego County. 

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[RECAP] Schools & Communities First Initiative Will be Key to San Diego’s Recovery

For a recording of today’s digital press conference, click here.

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher; Maria Nieto Senour, Board Trustee of the San Diego County Community College District; Richard Barrera, Board Vice President of the San Diego Unified School District; Kisha Borden, teacher and president of the San Diego Education Association; and Christopher R. Wilson, Alliance San Diego associate director discussed the Schools & Communities First initiative and its impact on San Diego County. 

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VIDEO: Advocates, Artists and Family of Anastasio Hernandez Discuss Resumption of Mega Mural in Chicano Park

Thanks to all who attended the digital press conference. 

For a recording, click here. For photos of the mural in progress, click here

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, advocates, artists and family of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, came together for a digital press conference to discuss the Anastasio Hernandez Rojas Mural Project, which has resumed production on the eve of the 10th anniversary of Anastasio’s death. Anastasio Hernandez Rojas was a long-time San Diego resident who was brutally beaten, tased and murdered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in May of 2010.

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Trump Looks to Divide and Distract in Racist Executive Order

SAN DIEGO, CA — On Wednesday, April 22, President Trump issued a proclamation declaring immigrants “detrimental to the interests of the United States” in his latest effort to divide and distract from his failures to contain the coronavirus pandemic sweeping San Diego and the country. He then ordered the suspension of lawful immigration over the next 60 days, with limited exceptions for immigrant visa applicants who include the following:

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City Council ‘Breaks Faith’ With Voters On Measure C

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, while San Diegans were focused on protecting their health, San Diego City Council undermined our democracy, voting to "certify" the March primary election results without declaring an outcome on Measure C — despite declaring an outcome on the other city measure on the ballot, as is normally done following an election. A majority of council, led by Council President Georgette Gomez, skirted a formal declaration of the outcome for the convention center expansion measure, even though it did not meet the two-thirds vote threshold required to pass in the March 3rd election.

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Schools & Communities First Submits Record Number of Signatures To Quality for 2020 Ballot

Health crisis highlights need for stronger investments in local services and schools

SAN DIEGO, CA — The Schools & Communities First campaign announced the submission of more than 1.7 million signatures of support to qualify for the November 2020 ballot – the most signatures ever submitted in California for a ballot initiative. This historic benchmark was achieved weeks ahead of schedule and surpassed the original 1.6 million goal set by the campaign.

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