Two Supervisors Raise Alarm as More Migrants Are Dropped on San Diego Streets

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Excerpt from Times of San Diego

Last Tuesday, Desmond and fellow Supervisor Joel Anderson asked for federal assistance to help pick up the slack for the Chula Vista-based nonprofit organization formerly known as South Bay Community Services, which provided services to migrants before its funding ran out on Thursday and it was closed.


Anderson said Tuesday that “with funding for San Diego’s migrant transition center expiring this week, our county will once again be burdened with migrant street releases at transit centers as early as this Saturday. San Diego’s migrant transition center has prevented more than 80,000 street releases since October 2023 —  but without federal funding, it is unsustainable to continue providing these services indefinitely.

“Current estimates project that San Diego County will be seeing up to 1,000 migrants dropped off by Border Patrol every day unless federal action is taken. This is unacceptable for our communities and inhumane for those seeking a better life.

I am calling on President Biden to temporarily close the U.S.-Mexico border until there is a solution,” Anderson continued. “Next week, I’ll be asking my colleagues to join me and issue an official request to the White House.”

According to Anderson, the center prevented the release of over 80,000 asylum-seeking migrants onto the streets since October 2023.

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