Program Materials from 'Immigration Learning Session: Mobilizing Knowledge to Inspire Action'

Publication date: 
May, 2017

As a border city, San Diego is at the forefront of national immigration issues. It accepts more refugees than any other city and about one of every 20 residents in San Diego County is an unauthorized immigrant, according to a report released earlier this year by the Pew Research Center.

Approximately 21.5% of the county's population is immigrants, including refugees, who speak 68 different languages and have a variety of needs as they assimilate into their new environment.

In this member led event, hosted by Price Philanthropies, The California Endowment and the Leichtag Foundation, attendees learned how shifting policies are affecting immigrants and refugees in our community, and how nonprofits are addressing these issues. 

Tom K. Wong, assistant professor of political science at UCSD, shared a presentation on the history of immigration policy and issues in the US. This was followed by roundtable discussions with local nonprofits working on these issues: Alliance San Diego, American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties, Casa Cornelia Law Center, and the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans.

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