The Washington Post reports that on April 3, the Republican-dominated Board of Supervisors of San Diego County filed a lawsuit in federal court for the Southern District of California against the Trump administration over its ending the "safe release" program for asylum seekers last October. That program gave asylum seekers who had crossed the border assistance in in reaching final destinations with family and friends in the U.S.

Since ending that program, according to the lawsuit, ICE has stopped providing food and transportation to asylum-seekers, forcing the Country to spend over $1 million maintaining a shelter for the asylum-seekers and their families. The Post quotes one of the County Supervisors, Nathan Fletcher, a Democrat whose district includes the shelter, as follows:

"We have an obligation to take care of these families who have gone through so much - we can't let them become victims of human trafficking or become homeless...This is the federal government's responsibility. This crisis is being created entirely by Donald Trump's inhumane immigration policies."

For more about this latest instance of Trump's immigration agenda of cruelty and hatred, as opposed to the true American spirit of compassion and humanity, see; Washington Post (April 4)

California lawmakers sue Trump administration as border county cares for 11,000 asylum seekers.

Roger Algase
Attorney at Law