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Veterans/Seniors/Immigrants


Services that support veterans, immigrants and seniors are consistently in the crosshairs of political debates. Forced to bear the brunt of polarizing Washington, D.C. policies; veterans, immigrants and seniors in San Diego County are left vulnerable. Supervisor Fletcher is taking actions locally to deliver the supportive resources these communities deserve. He has taken meaningful legislative action to help immigrants by introducing bipartisan solutions to address the migrant crisis in San Diego and take on the Trump Administration. He also successfully pushed for the County budget to include supportive legal services for immigrants. Supervisor Fletcher, a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran, has testified before congressional committees on veteran housing programs, fought the Trump Administration’s efforts to privatize VA hospitals and created new County positions to support veterans. His advocacy during the County budget process and votes during Board meetings has resulted in hundreds-of-millions of dollars being leveraged for supportive housing, nutrition and medical programs and increased staffing for seniors.

 


News: Veterans/Immigrants/Seniors

County and Mexican Consulate Partner for New Testing Access Strategy for Latinos in San Diego

09/11/20

A comprehensive Latino community testing outreach strategy was announced today by Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, Carlos González Gutiérrez, Consul General of Mexico in San Diego, Nancy Maldonado, Executive Director of Chicano Federation, and Barbara Jimenez, General Manager of the Central and South regions of the County Health and Human Services Agency to further expand testing access for Latino residents and other communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Thankfully, Trump/Gaspar Lawsuit Defeated

06/15/20

"This is a victory for those who believe immigrants make our community stronger and a defeat for those who use immigration to divide us based on race and hate,” said Supervisor Fletcher.

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San Diego County supervisors approve plan to help deported veterans with Tijuana-based Vet Connect Station

03/10/20

“While that is a federal issue that has been going on in many administrations for many years that we can’t address, we can step up and try and extend our county services ... to those same veterans who served in the same wars and wore the same uniforms,” said Supervisor Fletcher.

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Deported Veterans to Receive Support from County of San Diego

03/10/20

The respect and dignity our veterans deserve knows no borders. We are delivering care, compassion and vital services to deported veterans by installing a county funded veterans connection computer station in Tijuana, Mexico.

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Board Gives Consent to Continue Refugee Resettlement Programming

01/14/20

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 voted to submit a response of consent to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order requiring state and local governments to sign-off on accepting the resettlement of refugees in their community.

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County Reimbursed $2 Million for Migrant Crisis Costs

12/20/19

FEMA check covers County HHSA costs for local migrant shelter; Supervisors’ Bold Action in January Helped Migrant Families.

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FEMA reimburses San Diego $2 million for costs incurred during migrant crisis

12/20/19

"Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Greg Cox announced Friday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursed the county more than $2 million for providing medical attention to immigrants and asylum seekers who temporarily stayed at a shelter near downtown San Diego earlier this year."

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Board Supports Supervisor Fletcher’s Leave No Veterans Behind Proposal

12/10/19

Today the Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 in support of Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s proposal to have the Chief Administrative Officer come up with a plan to expand a County Vet Connect station with a secure internet connection in Tijuana, Mexico.

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Supervisor Fletcher Seeks to Help Deported Veterans in Tijuana

12/09/19

"Nathan Fletcher will bring forth a policy to County Board of Supervisors to assist deported veterans in accessing their benefits"

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Survey for District 4 Seniors

11/26/19

City of San Diego residents 50 years old or older are invited to take part in a survey to voice their priorities for making San Diego an Age-Friendly City where all residents can age well.

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Supporting Military Spouses Working at the County

10/29/19

Today’s action taken by the Board will provide military spouses with the same vacation accrual rate as when they left the County.

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Local government spend million caring for migrant dumped by Trump’s Border Patrol

09/24/19

Excerpts from USA Today article: A USA TODAY review of dozens of communities along the border – and some far from it – shows that local governments have spent at least $7 million over the past year to care for thousands of undocumented migrants released after being detained by the federal government. Leaders in those communities say it's their moral responsibility to care for migrants who are often sick from their time in Border Patrol facilities, exhausted from their journey and usually out of money.

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Body of father killed in Tijuana coming home to USA

09/03/19

Excerpts from CBS 8 story: Help has arrived for the family of a U.S. citizen who was murdered in a Tijuana mass killing.

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Homeless veterans take center stage at bipartisan congressional hearing in San Diego

08/22/19

Excerpts from San Diego Union-Tribune article written by Charles Clark: Veterans’ advocates and housing experts described challenges and possible solutions for sheltering homeless veterans during a bipartisan congressional hearing in Oceanside Thursday.

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The U.S.-Mexico Immigration Agreement Does Virtually Nothing for the Migrant Crisis

06/12/19

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San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher ‘Ready to Help Immigrants’

05/18/19

Excerpts from NBC 7 San Diego story: A San Diego County leader said the region is ready and willing to help migrants being flown to San Diego from U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities in other parts of the nation.

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Statement: San Diego County Stands Ready to Help Immigrants

05/17/19

My office has coordinated with our Health and Human Services Agency and The Rapid Response Network; we are ready to do everything we can to help families being flown to San Diego.

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San Diego County files lawsuit against Trump administration

04/03/19

Excerpts from CBS 8 article: San Diego County filed a lawsuit against members of the Trump administration in federal court Wednesday over its alleged treatment of asylum-seeking immigrants.

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Statement: Supervisor Fletcher Responds to County Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

04/03/19

Donald Trump’s inhumane immigration policies are wrong. His failure does not remove our obligation to do the right thing to help families legally seeking asylum in the United States. I am proud our County is stepping-up to take on Trump.

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Shelter for Asylum-Seeking Migrants Opens in Vacant San Diego Courthouse

03/31/19

Excerpts from KQED News article: As a record number of Central American migrants were apprehended by Customs and Border Protection along the southern border this week, a rare bipartisan effort in San Diego led to a shelter opening for asylum-seekers inside a courthouse that was once slated for demolition.

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Statement: Governor Newsom Signs AB 72 for Emergency Funding for Migrant Crisis

02/14/19

County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher (D-San Diego) made the following remarks after California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 72, which included providing $5 million in Rapid Response Reserve Funds for the migrant crisis in San Diego

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Gov. Newsom discusses aid asylum seekers during San Diego visit

01/31/19

Excerpts from Fox 5 San Diego story: Gov. Gavin Newsom visited San Diego Thursday, praising San Diego leaders for their efforts to help immigrants seeking asylum in the United States.

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Editorial: Temporary Migrant Shelter Merits San Diego County’s Support

01/25/19

Excerpt from San Diego Union-Tribune editorial: The San Diego Rapid Response Network has offered asylum seekers shelter, food, transportation and medical care at a facility it must vacate by Feb. 15.

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Nathan Fletcher Proposes Assistance To Asylum Seekers As First Act On Board Of Supervisors

01/09/19

Excerpts from KPBS story: Nathan Fletcher is now the lone Democrat sitting on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

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Statement: Supervisor Fletcher’s Statement on Asylum Seekers Vote

01/09/19

We have taken a strong first step forward in helping our asylum seekers. I appreciate the Boards’ support of all four recommendations. I am proud the County of San Diego stepped-up to address this important issue.

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