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City Council Ignores The Law to Put Flawed Ballot Question Before Voters in March

San Diego, CA -  Today, November 4, 2019, the San Diego City Council voted 5-4 to put a potentially unlawful ballot question before voters that would finance the expansion of the San Diego Convention Center, among other things. The ballot measure would authorize the city to both impose a tax and issue bonds. However, the ballot question does not include significant details that are relevant to voters and required by law. 

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First ‘Remain in Mexico’ Refugee Granted Asylum Released from Custody

Human Rights First attorney Robyn Barnard with Alec

SAN DIEGO, CA — Alec, the first refugee granted asylum after being forced to remain in Mexico under the “Migrant Protection Protocols”, was released from the San Ysidro Port of Entry into the United States, thanks to the support and advocacy from organizations such as Human Rights First and Alliance San Diego, as well as local faith leaders. 

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First ‘Remain in Mexico’ Refugee Granted Asylum, Yet Government Threatens to Return Him to Danger

San Diego, California — On Tuesday, in San Diego, the first individual forced to remain in Mexico under the “Migrant Protection Protocols” was granted asylum based on his status as a persecuted Evangelical Christian church leader in Honduras. Despite this grant of asylum from an immigration judge, the individual—who is represented by Human Rights First and goes by the name Alec—has been threatened with return to Mexico by the U.S. government. 

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Communities Win: Supreme Court Strikes Citizenship Question for Now

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, the Supreme Court ruled to temporarily strike the Trump Administration’s addition of a question regarding citizenship from the 2020 Census. With a 5-4 vote, The Supreme Court’s ruling invalidated the administration’s justification for adding the question citing the official explanation “seems to have been contrived.” 

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Citizenship Question Meant to Suppress Count, Rig Census for Partisan Gain

SAN DIEGO, CA — As San Diegans begin to ramp up efforts to count everyone in the 2020 Census next year, disturbing new evidence has emerged about why the Trump administration is pushing to add a citizenship question: to deter immigrants and people of color from being counted with the purpose of diluting their political power.

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Alliance San Diego Statement on Poway Synagogue Shooting

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, on the last day of Passover, a gunman killed one person and injured several others at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in what authorities are describing as a hate crime.

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One Year From Census Day, Alliance San Diego Pledges to Count Everyone in 2020

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, one year from the 2020 Census, Alliance San Diego and its partners reflect on the progress they’ve made to make sure everyone is counted, and pledge to continue working for a fair and accurate census count.

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Trump’s Fake ‘National Emergency’ is a Power Grab that Threatens our Democracy, We Must Stop It

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, in an attempt to go around Congress and the American people, President Trump has declared a national emergency to get what he wants—his vanity wall and even more militarization at the border regardless of what the country needs.

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SCOTUS Decision Gives Local ‘Dreamers’ More Time to Renew

San Diego, CA --  Today, the Supreme Court decided not to take up a key DACA case, effectively giving hundreds of thousands of immigrant youth -- including 40,000 or so in the San Diego region -- the opportunity to renew their status for the next few months. The Supreme Court will meet again on February 15 to decide whether to hear the case in the fall.

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City Council should lead conversation about TOT tax

Alliance San Diego sent a letter to Council President Georgette Gomez to share our concerns about the way decisions are made behind closed doors about public resources. This includes the proposed TOT tax increase headed to the ballot in 2020 that was negotiated out of the public eye, sliding continuously between private interests and City Hall, without meaningful public input.

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