Supervisor Desmond Denounces Federal Government’s Reckless Migrant Handling as Crisis Escalates

Yesterday, the Federal Government informed the County of San Diego that they would be dropping migrants at transit stations throughout the County. Just now, I learned that 500 more migrants will be dropped at transit stations across San Diego County today. Our immigration system is broken, and it’s painfully evident here. This isn’t humane. This isn’t compassionate.

The Federal Government is failing in its obligation to protect the people of San Diego County. This system is broken and puts our region at risk. If the Federal Government wants to process asylum seekers, it must provide adequate resources to manage people entering our area.

We already have a severe homeless problem in San Diego County, this will only worsen it. We should not be forced to chase the Feds’ actions to protect San Diegans.