An American story

2014 Boston Marathon champion and Eritrean refugee Meb Keflezighi posed with a group of new American citizens during a naturalization ceremony in City Heights.
PHOTO CREDIT: San Diego Community College District

Maria Riedel had a plan. Ever since she emigrated from Tijuana a decade ago, the San Diego resident was determined to become part of the American fabric. Riedel found a home and a job. She improved her English. She took…

Una Historia Americana

María Riedel tenía un plan. Desde que emigró de Tijuana hace una década, la residente de San Diego decidió que sería parte de Estados Unidos. Riedel encontró un hogar y un empleo. Mejoró su inglés. Tomó clases para aprender nuevas…

Know your rights

The ACLU is leading an informational campaign called “Know Your Rights” that aims to educate residents, both documented and undocumented, about their rights and responsibilities when dealing with law enforcement. PHOTO CREDIT: ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties

“Am I under arrest or free to go?” When you are an undocumented resident and suddenly approached by a police officer as you’re on your way to work, school or the grocery store, this may be the most life-changing question…

Conoce tus derechos

“¿Estoy bajo arresto o puedo marcharme?” Si es residente indocumentado e inesperadamente se le acerca un oficial de policía al dirigirse a su trabajo, escuela o al mercado, esta puede ser la pregunta más determinante que hará en su vida.…

Pushing to register City Heights voters

Sarah Saez, the policy and program director at United Taxi Workers of San Diego, says City Heights voters could have a huge impact at the ballot box.

Several grass-roots organizations are working together to register voters in City Heights and make sure that refugees and newcomers who become U.S. citizens get the support they need for civic participation. “When you first approach people, especially people in communities…

Promoviendo la inscripción de votantes en City Heights

Varias organizaciones de base están trabajando en conjunto para inscribir votantes en City Heights y para asegurarse de que refugiados y recién llegados naturalizados puedan contar con el apoyo que necesitan para su participación cívica. “Cuando te acercas a alguien…