Opinion: East County Needs More Federal Resources to Avert Migrant Humanitarian Crisis

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Excerpt from Times of San Diego
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El Cajon has welcomed thousands of immigrants over the years — many of whom escaped persecution and harm in their home countries. We have welcomed Chaldeans who left Iraq, and Syrians fleeing a civil war. Last year, following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, San Diego County welcomed over 25% of Afghan refugees who resettled in California.  

But what is being allowed to occur now is unfair, both to the migrants that are being dropped off without critical services, and to the residents of El Cajon and surrounding communities that must deal with the aftermath of the federal government’s lack of leadership.