Federal Government Approves Funds for Migrant Center; County to Provide Short-Term Relief

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Excerpt from East County Magazine

Supervisor Joel Anderson, whose district includes East County where thousands of migrants are regularly crossing the border in Jacumba, says our region has had over 135,000 migrants released onto the streets since last September. The migrant center had processed over 80,000 people, with nearly all—99%--moving on to locations outside of San Diego County, until the migrant center shut down in February.


Anderson says the new plan isn’t perfect, but he called it a “step in the right direction” to make sure the migrants don’t wind up homeless or exploited, such as through human trafficking.

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