Tag Archives: Asylum

ACLU Statement on Trump’s Visit to Calexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 2019 CONTACT: Edward Sifuentes [email protected] (619) 501-3408 SAN DIEGO — Today, President Trump is visiting Calexico, Calif., in the Imperial Valley to tour a 30-foot-tall, 2.2-mile section of replacement border fence, decry what he is…

Groups File Lawsuit Against Trump Policy Forcibly Returning Asylum Seekers to Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2019 CONTACT: Inga Sarda-Sorensen, ACLU, 212-284-7347, [email protected] Jen Fuson, SPLC, 202-834-6209, [email protected] Brianna Krong, CGRS, 415-581-8835, [email protected] SAN FRANCISCO — The American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Center for Gender & Refugee Studies filed a federal lawsuit today…

Rapid Response Network Statement on County Board of Supervisors’ Positive Vote on Temporary Migrant Shelter Site

Editor’s note: Interviews available upon request, please contact Ashley Weaver to arrange. Contact information below. Media Statement Re: County Board of Supervisors’ Positive Vote on Temporary Migrant Shelter Site Today, the County Board of Supervisors voted to use a County-owned…

ACLU Border Rights Center statement on pilot program stranding asylum seekers in Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 24, 2019 CONTACT: Edward Sifuentes [email protected] (619) 501-3408 ACLU Border Rights Center statement on pilot program stranding asylum seekers in Mexico SAN DIEGO — Today, the Trump administration announced plans to leave asylum-seekers stranded on the…

After Their Traumatizing Journey, Asylum-Seeking Families Should Not Be Abandoned to Suffer On Our Streets

By Edward Sifuentes / ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties One night in late October, volunteers with the San Diego Rapid Response Network received the first of many reports of asylum-seeking migrant families being released on the streets of…