$3M More in Federal Funding to Help Migrant Families and Individuals Supported by County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer

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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer voted to support the County of San Diego providing an additional $3 million in federal funding to support migrant families seeking asylum, but before casting her favorable vote, she asked several questions meant to ensure the resources the County is providing are being used effectively.  

“The initial tranche of federal funds was expended quickly, my office received calls about it and I felt it was important to get to the bottom of how the resources were being used,” said Supervisor Lawson-Remer, Vice Chair, San Diego County Board of Supervisors. “This funding is a stopgap, it is not a long-term solution. Local jurisdictions like us need more assistance from the federal government, but instead of waiting around we’re taking action. We are doing the right thing, by helping the migrant families.”

The Board of Supervisors approved the first $3 million of federal funding for the migrant center services earlier this year, in October.  

To read the entire policy authored by Chairwoman Nora Vargas and Supervisor Joel Anderson that passed today, click here