No one stands alone
in our community

The San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN) is a coalition of human rights and service organizations, attorneys, and community leaders dedicated to aiding immigrants and their families in the San Diego border region.

San Diego is the largest land border crossing in the world and has been a highly active location for deportations, rights violations, and abuse by Customs Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The SDRRN was activated to respond to increased immigration enforcement activities within San Diego County and humanitarian issues arising at the border, including widespread family separation and unjust deportation of asylum seekers presenting at the Port-of-Entry.

To view the Core Partners, Legal Partners, and Participating Organizations, please click here.

We Need Your Support

Families are arriving in our community in desperate need of our help. They have traveled hundreds, if not thousands of miles to flee violence, suffering, and persecution in their homelands in search of a safer, better life.

Immigration authorities are releasing these families after being vetted by Homeland Security in San Diego and giving them the right to live in the U.S. while they await the outcome of their application for asylum. Learn more in our Newsroom.


Your Support is Vital to Running the Migrant Family Shelter

A migrant shelter was started in late October 2018 to provide meals, medical care, legal services, and travel aid to 200 individuals; nearly 50-60 families a day. The number of migrants we host each night has increased to nearly 300 a night as of April 2019. Funds are needed for the shelter to maintain its daily operation and provide basic necessities, such as food, blankets and bedding, portable showers, baby/children needs, and toiletries. Our current location will house the shelter until the end of December 2019, but requires substantial support for to maintain. The funding will also help SDRRN provide free legal representation for these families and fund bond fees.


Donate Needed Items

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GoFundMe Campaign

We started a campaign on GoFundMe to take advantage of their easy-to-share platform.
To donate and share, visit GoFundMe.com/MigrantReliefSD.

In The News

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San Diego Rapid Response Network Recognized with 2019 Grand Golden Watchdog Award, the San Diego County Taxpayers Association Highest Honor
May 16, 2019

Press coverage regarding announcement:
KUSI | Good Morning San Diego | KOGO-AM (Radio)

SD Jewish World

Shelter Helps Legal Migrants Reach Their Sponsors
May 9, 2019

San Diego Jewish World Reporter Don Harrison takes a closer look at the humanitarian aid asylum-seeking families receive at our migrant shelter. From food to medical help to transportation, he explains how families begin their new lives in the United States.

Click here to read the San Diego Jewish World story

The China Daily

Asylum-Seekers Face Anxious Wait at Border
May 6, 2019

China’s leading English-language newspaper highlights our migrant shelter and the services we provide to asylum-seekers from Central America. CEO Michael Hopkins talks about the hardships families face in order to access this critical humanitarian aid.

Click here to read the story from The China Daily

KFGO News

Dozens of Aslyum Seekers Returned to Mexico Under Trump Policy Gain Entry to U.S.
April 11, 2019

Montana radio station “The Mighty 790” examines the court order halting a Trump administration policy of sending asylum-seekers back across the border. Migrants are now able to await their hearing in the U.S, and our supervising immigration attorney, Luis Gonzalez, talks about how this change is affecting families.

Click here to read the KFGO News story

KUSI News

CEO Michael Hopkins Appears on KUSI’s San Diego People
April 7, 2019

Since the end of the Safe Release program, migrant families are being dropped off on the streets without any resources. ABC 10 reporter Matt Boone explains how JFS stepped up to create a shelter for asylum-seekers and help them with travel plans as they await a court date.

Click here to read the KUSI News story

Click here for past stories

Call Our 24-Hour Immigration Enforcement Hotline to Report:

Checkpoints
Raids
Arrests
Harassment

(619) 536-0823

Together, we can ensure that no one stands alone in our community.

Individuals seized by CBP and ICE have few resources to defend themselves. The SDRRN stands ready to respond to the needs of vulnerable immigrants and their families – advocating for their safety, providing emergency assistance, and coordinating free and low-cost legal representation to defend against family separation and unjust deportation.

Volunteer Opportunities: For volunteer opportunities with the San Diego Rapid Response Network, please contact SDRRNshelter.volunteer@gmail.com. Note: This email address is not for media queries. Members of the media should contact SDRRNmedia@gmail.com.

Please make a donation to help us carry out this vital work - 100% of your donation goes directly to the SDRRN.

Contact Us

Hotline: If you or someone you know is experiencing an immigration emergency (raid, arrest, checkpoint, and/or harassment) please call the 24-hour hotline at (619) 536-0823.

Immigration Pro-Bono Legal Assistance: For non-emergency immigration legal assistance inquiries, please call (858) 637-3365. This line is staffed by the legal team at Jewish Family Service of San Diego, a core partner of the San Diego Rapid Response Network.

Media Inquiries: SDRRNmedia@gmail.com

Core Partners

Legal Partners

Participating Organizations (Partial List)

  • 2-1-1 San Diego
  • ABA Immigration Justice Project
  • American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego & Imperial Counties
  • ACCE
  • AFT – Immigration Committee City College
  • California Western Community Law Project
  • Casa Cornelia Law Center
  • Casa Familiar
  • Catholic Charities of San Diego
  • CSA San Diego County
  • Center of Community Solutions
  • Employee Rights Center (ERC)
  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego
  • MAAC Project
  • North County Immigration Task Force
  • Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)
  • Price Philanthropies
  • San Diego City College
  • San Diego Unified School District
  • San Diego Organizing Project
  • SEIU Local 221
  • SEIU USWW - San Diego
  • South Bay Community Services
  • Vista Community Clinic

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