New Campaign Will Prepare Thousands of San Diegans for Immigration Relief
San Diego, CA – As the Supreme Court prepares to hear and review President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, local leaders are launching a new campaign to prepare San Diego’s diverse immigrant communities for administrative relief and more.
The Ready Now San Diego campaign is providing resources for all of San Diego’s diverse immigrant communities. This includes a new website translatable in many languages with information about immigration assistance and programs currently available to them including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, citizenship, driver’s licenses for undocumented residents and legal assistance to apply for these programs.
Representatives of the campaign will be available for comment on Wednesday, February 3rdbetween 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at the office of Alliance San Diego, 4443 30th St. Suite 100, San Diego.
Visuals: Please visit ReadyNowSanDiego.org to view the website. On Wednesday we will have the website up on a few computers with users engaging the site.
Ready Now San Diego is part of a statewide effort known as Ready California, which is working to ensure that the maximum number of eligible Californians benefit from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). Under the programs, the government will defer the deportation of certain undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children and certain undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, respectively.
DAPA and expanded DACA are on hold pending a Supreme Court decision. If they are allowed to go forward, up to 5 million people across the country. Over 100,000 people in San Diego and Imperial counties could benefit from new and improved deferred action programs.