Biden’s HHS turns San Diego’s famed Convention Center into shelter for “unaccompanied migrant children”
“Instead of Comic-Con, San Diego gets COVID and ‘kids-in-cages’.”
Legal Insurrection readers may remember I am fan of San Diego’s Comic-Con, which I was hoping would reopen this year.
Sadly, the event that is held in the city’s Convention Center has been postponed due to fears of COVID-19.
For the second consecutive summer, fans of comics, popular culture and the wide world of entertainment showcased at San Diego Comic-Con will have to do without an annual in-person gathering. Comic-Con International, the organization that runs SDCC, announced today that Comic-Con 2021 will be postponed until summer, 2022.
A three-day Comic-Con @home online event will take place over the summer, and the organization said it is hoping to do a smaller event later in fall or winter.
Despite reliable reports that illegal immigrants surging across the border are infected with the coronavirus, the Biden officials are now directing the unaccompanied children to the facility and the city officials have agreed.
The Biden Administration is partnering with San Diego to turn the city’s convention center into a temporary shelter to support unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the United States.
San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria and San Diego County Board of Supervisors’ Chair Nathan Fletcher said Monday that Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra “requested our help to house some of the unaccompanied minors at the border,” saying they “knew it was the right thing to do.”
“Over the weekend, we agreed to open our Convention Center to the federal government for use as a temporary shelter,” they said in a joint statement. “The City and County will support this federally funded effort by providing vital services to these vulnerable children who came to our country seeking safety.”
The added: “We are working closely with our federal partners to finalize the details for preparing to receive these young people and provide them with care, compassion and a safe space to transition while they are reunited with families or sponsors.”
The facility is in the heart of a once-thriving downtown area. The Convention Center is also near PetCo Park, which is due to being its Opening Day of baseball season on April 1. A surge in crime and disease will certainly put a hamper on businesses trying to recover from the prolonged pandemic restrictions.
Ironically, it was only a few weeks ago Mayor Gloria was imposing robust restrictions on the city’s businesses out of fear of the coronavirus.
The newly elected Mayor of San Diego’s first order of business is to recruit the police to shutdown and fine hardworking business people, and San Diegans are outraged.
San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria has signed an executive order calling for stronger enforcement of the COVID-19 local and state public health orders.
Mayor Gloria said he directed the San Diego Police Department, and asked the City Attorney, to “pursue fines and potentially other enforcement actions against public nuisances who choose to endanger the lives of others, and blatantly and egregiously defy the provisions of state and county public health orders.”
As if that was not bad enough, the San Diego Convention Center had been used as a homeless shelter due to the lack of conventions because of the pandemic. The homeless, mainly Americans and many of them veterans, are now being given the boot.
The shelter, officially known as Operation Shelter to Home, opened April 1 last year and at its peak accommodated about 1,300 people in separate areas run by the Alpha Project, Father Joe’s Village and Veterans Village of San Diego. VVSD no longer oversees any clients at the shelter.
Wood and other Father Joe’s clients this week will move out of the shelter and into Golden Hall at the San Diego Concourse. Alpha Project clients will move into two large tented shelters in downtown San Diego.
Dawn Wildman, the Director of the Coalition for Policy Reform and a San Diego citizen activist is says the decision has created much anger and frustration.
“San Diego residents are angry, as are many southern Californians who will also bear the consequences of the border collapse. Clearly, the officials who agreed to this are not making their choice based on what is good for the community or its legal citizens and residents. Instead of Comic-Con, San Diego gets COVID and ‘kids-in-cages’.”
You can't open your restaurant to half capacity and your kids can't go to school, but you can pack the convention center full of illegal immigrants. When do the people of San Diego come first? https://t.co/pzPmuldHem
— Kira (@RealKiraDavis) March 22, 2021
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