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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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Racial and Identity Profiling Board Releases 2019 Annual Report


SAN DIEGO, CA -- Today California’s Racial and Identity Profiling (RIPA) Board released its 2019 annual report and announced it today in a press release.

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Border Agents Fire Tear Gas at Asylum-Seekers Across the Border

SAN DIEGO, CA -- In the first hours of 2019, Border Patrol agents again fired tear gas canisters across the border into Tijuana at a group of asylum-seeking families with small children seeking safety and protection at our nation’s borders.

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Alliance San Diego Calls for Investigation After Two Children Die While in Border Patrol Custody

SAN DIEGO, CA -- This December, two young children died within weeks of one another, both while in custody of Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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United We Dream’s Greisa Martinez Rosas To Keynote the 31st Annual All Peoples Celebration

SAN DIEGO, CA -- Alliance San Diego is proud to announce national immigrant youth leader and DACA recipient Greisa Martinez Rosas as the keynote speaker for the 31st annual All Peoples Celebration, a breakfast honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King, III, Delivers Historic Call to Conscience at the Border on 55th Anniversary of His Father’s ‘Dream’ Speech

SAN DIEGO, CA -- Martin Luther King, III, delivered a passionate speech on the 55th anniversary of his father’s “I Have a Dream” speech, where he called on the nation to “create a collective consciousness that holds the values of human dignity, liberty and civility.”

Standing in front of the border wall in an event hosted by Alliance San Diego, Mr. King rejected the “unfair and unjust treatment of immigrant men, women and children” and called on the nation to “rise up and live out” the true meaning of his father’s Dream that all people are created equal and must be treated with dignity and respect.

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Martin Luther King, III, Commemorates 55th Anniversary of his Father’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech With a Call to Conscience at the Border

The civil rights leader will call on the nation to fulfill the promise of his father’s Dream as families continue to be separated at and near the border

SAN DIEGO, CA --  Martin Luther King, III, the son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will deliver a historic speech in the southern border city of San Diego, CA on August 28th to denounce the dehumanizing treatment of immigrants and their families, especially in the border region.

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Broad Coalition Submits 860,000 Signatures for Historic Prop 13 Reform Initiative for November 2020 Ballot

California, Statewide -- Today, Schools and Communities First, a powerful statewide coalition of nearly 300 endorsing community organizations, labor unions, business leaders, philanthropic foundations and elected officials, announced the submission of over 860,000 signatures to the 58 County Registrars to qualify the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act for the November 2020 ballot.  The coalition’s deadline to qualify for November 2020 is August 20th and 585,407 verified signatures are required. This will be the first commercial property tax reform initiative to qualify for the ballot in 40 years since Prop 13 passed in 1978.

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Statement on Earl McNeil Investigation

SAN DIEGO, CA - The Coalition for Police Accountability and Transparency (CPAT) has released a statement regarding the Earl McNeil case in National City. CPAT is a regional group of organizations focused on improving policing policy and practices in the region to provide more accountability and transparency of police interactions with the community.

The Coalition for Police Accountability and Transparency members are the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, Mid-City CAN, the Center on Policy Initiatives, Alliance San Diego, Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, CAST, San Diego Organizing Project, the San Diego LGBT Community Center, CAIR San Diego, Women Occupy of San Diego, Think Dignity and Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ).

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