By Miriam Raftery, Editor, East County Magazine
Hear our interview for KNSJ Radio by clicking the audio link
February 1, 2017(San Diego) – To learn the impacts of President Donald Trump’s executive action restricting refugee s’ entry into the United States, we interviewed International Rescue Committee Executive Director David Murphy and Kathi Anderson, Executive Director at Survivors of Torture.
The order has created “fear for a lot of people” in San Diego, long a welcoming haven for refugees starting with the airlifts of Vietnamese boat people in the 1970s, says Murphy. San Diego County takes in 3 to 4 percent of all the refugees accepted into the U.S. each year.