SAN DIEGO — The County Board of Supervisors approved a plan by
Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer today that will make San Diego the first
southern border county in the United States with a program to provide
legal representation for immigrants facing removal proceedings. The
initiative will help address the current backlog in immigration
courts, while also saving taxpayer dollars and supporting the local economy.
“Our justice system should be based on facts and law, not access to
wealth and resources. Everyone in this nation, whether a citizen or
not, has an established right under our constitution to be represented
by legal counsel, and this program will help immigrants afford the
ability to have a fair day in court,” said Supervisor Lawson-Remer,
who is also an attorney.