Who we are
I invite you to join a broad group of San Diego leaders from business, law enforcement, faith, labor, agriculture, and civil society in calling for comprehensive, commonsense immigration reform now.
This is a crucial moment in our national conversation, and San Diegans can play a meaningful role in promoting a reasonable way forward. The principles we unite in supporting are detailed on the following page. They include:
- Immigration reform must include a roadmap to citizenship
- We should build a commonsense, streamlined immigration process that upholds the values we share – hard work, taking care of families, and looking out for each other
- We should strengthen our border security by investing in smarter borders
- Reform measures should protect civil liberties and civil rights embedded in the Constitution and laws of the land
For years, broad segments of the population have agreed that there is a need for comprehensive immigration reform to fix our broken system and bring as many aspiring Americans out of the shadows as possible. The moment of opportunity is here.
But, without your voice of support, the moment could be lost. We are not an organization or a political cause. Rather, we are coming together for the purpose of showing the broad support in the greater San Diego community for a meaningful, commonsense solution now.
Please let us know that you support our four Guiding Principles. Please click on the button above (“Yes! Add my name!”) and fill out the short form or email us at [email protected] If you have an extra 60 seconds, you can click on the Contact my Rep button and make a quick call to your congressional representatives urging them to act now to pass commonsense reforms.
We thank you for joining us in this important, timely, and viable cause.
Chair, San Diegans United for Commonsense Immigration Reform
- Chief David Bejarano, Chula Vista Police Department
- Malin Burnham, Co-Chair, Smarter Border Coalition
- Norma Chavez Peterson, Associate Director, ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties
- Bishop Roy Dixon, San Diego Organizing Project
- Bonnie Dumanis, San Diego County District Attorney
- Lorena Gonzalez, San Diego & Imperial Labor Council
- Sheriff Bill Gore, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department
- Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus, Qualcomm
- Dr. Paul Jacobs, Chairman & CEO, Qualcomm
- Kevin Keenan, ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties
- Eric Larson, San Diego County Farm Bureau
- Chief William Lansdowne, San Diego Police Department
- Mike McClenahan, Senior Pastor, Solana Beach Presbyterian Church
- George Plescia, former California Assemblymember and Assembly Republican Floor Leader
Caballero-Sotelo, President, National Latina Business Women Association San Diego
- Hon. James Stiven, Ret., U.S. District Court Southern District of California
- Lei-Chala Wilson, President, NAACP of San Diego