San Diego County Allocates $3M for Migrant Support Services

This month, the County Board of Supervisors voted to allocate $3 million for migrant support services, with funding coming from the American Rescue Plan Act. This funding aims to last up to three months with the County considering long-term solutions from the federal government and finding a location for a temporary migrant center. 

“The funding measure, recommended by District 1 Supervisor and Board Chair Nora Vargas, is one of the first steps local officials have taken to address the more than 13,000 migrants — many of them asylum seekers — who have been dropped off at transit centers across the county since Sept. 13. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol continue to process migrants, many of whom waited sometimes days at the U.S.-Mexico border, before dropping off around 500 people a day.”

Read Full San Diego Union-Tribune Article