Alliance San Diego is deeply saddened by last night’s shooting and recent events in the San Diego community. We do not condone violence of any nature. We send our deepest condolences and prayers to families and community members who have lost loved ones to gun violence. We believe that all San Diegans have a right to live and thrive in an environment of harmony, safety, equality and justice. We will continue to work hard to create a San Diego where all residents can reach their full potential.
San Diego – Today, immigrant advocates in San Diego commemorate the four-year anniversary of President Obama’s executive order, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), by calling on Asian Pacific Islander (API) youth to apply for the DACA program.
Launched in 2012, DACA provides an exemption from deportation and a renewable two-year work permit. While the program has provided a better life for thousands of undocumented youth in San Diego County and across the nation, the API community has the lowest rate of enrollment. More than 80 percent of eligible undocumented youth from Mexico have applied, but only 20 percent of Koreans and Filipinos have done so.