San Diego is the largest border city in the US and immigrants, both documented and undocumented, contribute greatly to the local economy and culture. Early in 2017, ACCE members and partners successfully pushed a “Welcoming City” resolution in Chula Vista and a “Compassionate City” resolution in National City (both approved unanimously) to ensure that local police departments are not sharing immigration status information of their residents with federal immigration agencies. And in November 2020, ACCE members spoke at the Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds (TRUTH) Act community forum to ensure the county Sheriff's Department is transparent in its dealings with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). As part of the Invest in San Diego Families Coalition, ACCE San Diego helped win the creation of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, and an Immigrant Legal Defense Fund to provide representation for people facing deportation.