02/12/19

SUPERVISOR GASPAR RESPONDS TO COUNTY’S IMPULSIVE LAWSUIT AGAINST FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

SUPERVISOR KRISTIN GASPAR

San Diego County Board of Supervisors

Contacts: Itica Milanes 619-307-1793 itica.milanes@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

PRESS RELEASE

2-12-19

SUPERVISOR GASPAR RESPONDS TO COUNTY’S IMPULSIVE LAWSUIT AGAINST FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

"In an unprecedented maneuver today, my colleagues voted to hastily sue the federal government. This was done without any input from County staff, who was not given the direction or time to do any meaningful research or outreach to the agencies involved. The gains we have made with regard to assisting our asylum seeking families are now mired in a clumsy lawsuit that we have no chance of winning. I believe our federal immigration system needs major reforms, but I simply cannot put taxpayer dollars at risk for political posturing. I prefer to focus our time and efforts on real fixes rather than legal grandstanding."