On Tuesday, May 4, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will vote on a proposal to create the Immigrant Legal Defense Fund and provide FREE legal representation to immigrants facing deportation, including our compas inside Otay Mesa Detention Center.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
I’m a resident of District ____. I strongly urge you to support Supervisor Lawson-Remer’s motion to create an Immigrant Legal Defense Program. Everyone, including immigrants and people seeking asylum, should be able to access quality legal counsel. Please support this motion.
Sample speaking points
Item 5 - In Favor
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Hello, members of the Board of Supervisors. My name is _________________ and I am a resident of District ___. I am here today to urge you to support the motion to create an Immigrant Legal Defense Program.
Everyone, including immigrants and people seeking asylum, should have access to quality legal counsel in this country. Our immigration system is extremely complicated and very challenging to navigate without legal representation yet the government is always represented by a qualified attorney. This is not fair or just. Everyone deserves the right to make informed decisions about their immigration case.
(Why do you believe this is important? Share a personal story or speak to your values.)
I urge you to vote “YES” to create an Immigrant Legal Defense Program in our county. Thank you for your time and consideration.