Immigrant Support: Mayor Announces Funding to Support Immigrant Families
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced $1.8 million in additional funding to the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative (SFILDC) to support San Francisco’s immigrant community, particularly supporting legal services for unaccompanied minors in San Francisco.
“As the son of immigrant parents, helping immigrant families succeed in San Francisco is a deep and personal issue to me,” said Mayor Lee. “I applaud the efforts of the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative for assuring children are safe, succeed in school, and join their families here in the U.S. I am committed to working together with my partners throughout the Bay Area to support families forced to flee war-torn countries. And, I will continue to support Federal comprehensive immigration reform so our immigrant families can succeed in our cities, without fear of deportation and remain on a path to citizenship.”