Gloria, San Diego Delegation Push for Immediate $5 Million in State Funding for Migrant Shelter Relief

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Emergency Funding for Migrant Shelter Gets Moving in Legislature

SACRAMENTO, CA – With thousands of migrants still waiting to be processed at San Diego’s international border, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) is standing up to provide aid to asylum-seeking families and bring some relief to the region. Along with the members of the San Diego delegation, Assemblymember Gloria advocated for the immediate allocation of $5 million in state funding to go toward a migrant shelter. Today, the Assembly Budget Committee moved this recommendation forward.   

Asylum-seeking families are arriving in the San Diego region in desperate need of our help. They have traveled thousands of miles to flee violence, suffering, and persecution in their homelands only to be released in our community with nothing,” said Assemblymember Todd Gloria. “Once again, the federal administration has failed to take up its humanitarian responsibility as a world leader. California must step up and we must protect these families.

The $5 million advocated for today by Assemblymember Gloria is designated as one-time funding to address immigration-related emergencies such as the immediate need for migrant shelter. In his 2019-2020 budget, California Governor Gavin Newsom also proposed an additional $20 million to establish an Immigration Rapid Response Program to help community-based organizations provide services for immigration or human trafficking emergencies.

As part of today’s advocacy, Assemblymember Gloria released a social media video highlighting the State’s efforts to bring relief to the migrant emergency. The video has been posted online and can be accessed here.