Immigrant Families Twice Burned

A dispatch from Norma Chavez-Peterson Director of Justice Overcoming Boundaries of San Diego, on the frontlines of the fires last week...

The fires in San Diego didn’t discriminate.  They burned through low-income neighborhoods just as quickly as they burned though the cliff-side beach homes of the wealthy.  But while the government was busy protecting wealthy white folks and their homes, it was terrorizing immigrant evacuees.  At the same time, neither authorities nor employers cared enough about the well-being or lives of the farm workers or other laborers.  Immigrants were not guided to refuge but continued to work as the fire storm approached.

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