Over the past two months, many people have asked me, what is the actual situation at our southern border? The fact is, the immigration process is completely broken. In the past two months, 40,000 migrants have been dropped in San Diego County. These are the numbers that we know about and don’t include the “Gotaways,” which have been over 1.5 million in the past five years.
Watch the report below to see the strain this process has on San Diego County residents and resources in our region.
The other question I often receive is, what can we do to stop this? Reach out to your Congressional representative. They’re the ones who ultimately have the authority to fix this broken immigration system.
San Diegans should not shoulder the burden of the Federal Government’s ineptness. Last month, the Board of Supervisors approved $3 million local tax dollars for migrant resources. I was against this proposal as I don’t believe local tax dollars, meant to be spent on roads, homelessness, and other pressing needs, should be spent on a Federal issue. The $3 million is sent to run out soon, and I am strongly opposed to spending more money on this problem with no end in sight.
San Diego County District 5 Supervisor Jim Desmond