Assisting Asylum Seekers

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS $5 MILLION AID


The federal government’s failure to appropriately address immigration has created a crisis at California’s border with Mexico, and once again, California is being called on to pick up the pieces.

Every day, families fleeing violence arrive in our communities seeking a better life, only to be sent out on the streets with little to no support from the government.  
 
Local community-based organizations have stepped in to provide refugees with basic assistance, including food and shelter. However, these organizations cannot continue to provide these much-needed services with limited financial resources. Every day that the Network operates with limited funding is another day that refugee families struggle to obtain basic human needs. 
 
California can and must act immediately to provide support for these families.
 
Governor Newsom has proposed $5 million in aid to these underserved communities for fiscal year 2018-2019. My colleagues and I applaud the Governor for acknowledging the desperate need for financial assistance. Now the Legislature is acting to provide immediate financial relief to the safety-net of non-profit organizations that have stepped up to help. 

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In the News:

Newspaper Headlines

As Government Pull Back, Charities Step In to Help Released Migrants
The New York Times

San Diego Agencies Organize Shelter for Refugees ‘Abandoned on Streets’
Times of San Diego

With San Diego Migrant Shelter at Capacity, Volunteers Scramble for Solutions
The San Diego Union-Tribune

Knocking on America’s Door: An Ongoing Photo Chronicle of the Migrant Caravan
The San Diego Union-Tribune 

TV News Stories

Exclusive Look Inside San Diego Shelter for Migrant Asylum Seekers
ABC 10 News San Diego

San Diego Migrant Shelter Nurse Says ‘System Is Overwhelmed
KPBS

Immigration Activists Call on San Diego County to Help Migrants
ABC 10 News San Diego

Local Group Donates to Migrant Shelters for Sixth Consecutive Week
CBS 8


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