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How A Network Of Volunteers Supports San Diego Immigrants Amid Stepped-Up Enforcement

Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Los Angeles arrest fo...

Credit: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Above: Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Los Angeles arrest foreign nationals on Feb. 7, 2017.

How A Network Of Volunteers Supports San Diego Immigrants Amid Stepped-Up Enforcement

GUESTS:

Dinora Reyna, lead organizer, San Diego Organizing Project

Kate Clark, immigration attorney, Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Transcript

When an individual sees immigration officers in their neighborhood or they themselves are being arrested, they can turn to the San Diego Rapid Response Network.

The network, which was created last December, set up a 24-hour hotline in response to the Trump administration's stepped-up immigration enforcement activity. Since then, volunteers have answered 700 calls from individuals reporting arrests, immigration enforcement activity or seeking legal resources.

Dozens of volunteers from various organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties and Jewish Family Service of San Diego, are part of the network.

Dinora Reyna, lead organizer with the San Diego Organizing Project and Kate Clark, an immigration attorney with Jewish Family Service of San Diego discuss their efforts Monday on Midday Edition.

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