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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.

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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.

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ABC 10

Where Federal Government Falls Short, San Diego Agencies Fill in to Help Migrants
April 5, 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 ABC 10 story

Roll Call

‘Remain in Mexico’ policy for migrants creating ambiguity, fear
April 5, 2019

Leah Chavarria, our Senior Immigration Lawyer, is interviewed about the Administration’s plans to expand the program beyond the San Diego-Tijuana corridor

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Associated Press

US expands ‘catch and release’ amid surge in migrants
April 2, 2019

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CNN

Immigration lawyers struggle to navigate return-to-Mexico policy
March 31, 2019

The Administration’s policy of requiring some asylum seekers to stay in Mexico for the duration of their immigration hearing is spurring confusion among migrants and immigration lawyers who are trying to represent them. JFS immigration attorneys speak to the difficulty of working with clients under the new policy.

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County Nurses Screen Asylum-seeking Families at Temporary Shelter
March 27, 2019

The County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency created a video showing the work they do for asylum-seekers in the shelter operated with Jewish Family Service. We would like to thank them and the hardworking nurses who conduct health screenings for these families and individuals seeking asylum.

Click here to watch the video from The County of San Diego

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Supervisors Greg Cox and Nathan Fletcher Joined JFS CEO Michael Hopkins to Provide an Update on Shelter for Asylum-Seeking Families, Offer Media Tours
March 27, 2019

The shelter opened in early March as a safe waypoint for families (mostly mothers with young children) seeking asylum in the United States and released into the community by federal immigration officials. The U.S. government has granted them permission to stay in the country until their immigration hearing in other parts of the country. The Board of Supervisors, at the urging of Cox and Fletcher, approved a lease with Jewish Family Service to operate the shelter – as part of the San Diego Rapid Response Network – until the end of 2019.

Press coverage regarding announcement:

MSN News  |  AM 760 KFMB  |  The CW San Diego  |  ABC 10News  |  Voice of San Diego  |  KQED  |  KPBS  |  San Diego Union-Tribune  |  Times of San Diego  |  KUSI  |  CBS 8  |  Fox 5 San Diego  |  NBC San Diego  |  Univision San Diego  |  Telemundo 20  |  Courthouse News

Facebook Watch

Sheltering Refugees
March 22, 2019

We’ve seen the video of migrant families huddled at the border seeking asylum, but what happens when they reach the other side? Paola Mendoza, an activist and film director, introduces us to the San Diego Rapid Response Network’s shelter which is helping families take their first steps towards a new life.

Click here to watch the video from Real America with Jorge Ramos

CNN

Governor Newsom Visits New Migrant Shelter for Asylum Seekers
March 9, 2019

CNN follows Gov. Newsom as he tours the migrant shelter that now has funding from the state.

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SDRRN

Shelter Move In Media Statement
March 6, 2019

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New York Times

Border Patrol Facilities Put Detainees with Medical Conditions at Risk
March 5, 2019

The New York Times highlights the medical challenges migrants face as they cross the border in San Diego and other parts of the country.

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KPBS

Mother’s Journey Shows Some Asylum-Seekers Are Reaching The US
February 21, 2019

Jean Guerrero’s story for KPBS on a Nicaraguan mother seeking asylum in San Diego with her four children.

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Voice of San Diego

San Diego Explained: How the Asylum Process Works
February 14, 2019

Voice of San Diego and NBC 7 San Diego’s “San Diego Explained” story on the asylum process, including an interview with Kate.

Click here to read the article from Voice of San Diego

KPBS

Asylum-Seekers Find Shelter In San Diego After Release On Streets
February 14, 2019

Jean Guerrero’s written story for KPBS from her shelter visit this week.

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Times of San Diego

Supervisor Fletcher Hails Gov. Newsom for Signing Aid for Asylum-Seekers
February 14, 2019

Times of San Diego story on Nathan Fletcher’s response to Gov. Newsom’s emergency funding bill.

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SDRRN

County Board of Supervisors’ Approves Temporary Migrant Shelter Site
January 29, 2019

The County Board of Supervisors voted to use a County-owned facility as a temporary migrant shelter to house legal, initially processed asylum-seeking families.

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Pre-vote: CBS 8 | CW San Diego | ABC 10News | KPBS | KPBS Evening Edition | KUSI

Post-vote: Voice of San Diego | KUSI | Fox 5 San Diego | KPBS | NBC San Diego | The Coast News | County News Center | San Diego Union-Tribune | Times of San Diego | San Diego Patch | KUSI | San Diego Metro | Courthouse News | TIME (via Associated Press) | New York Post | KTLA (via AP) | East County Magazine | San Diego CityBeat


Consider It - Vox Media

There’s a humanitarian crisis going on at our southern border
January 24, 2019

The SDRRN shelter is featured in this look at how changes in immigration policy are leaving asylum seekers stranded.

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San Diego Union Tribune

A mile in their shoes: Inside San Diego’s migrant shelter
January 18, 2019

A photo-essay look at the shelter we run as part of the San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN).

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New York Times

As Government Pulls Back, Charities Step In to Help Released Migrants
January 14, 2019

NYT visits the SDRRN shelter run by JFS and partners.

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San Diego Union Tribune

The border crisis is a humanitarian one. Here are six ways to address it.
January 9, 2019

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San Diego Union Tribune

County Moves to Aid Asylum-Seekers
January 9, 2019

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San Diego Union Tribune

New wall won’t help local agencies picking up federal government
January 9, 2019

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SDRRN

Supervisors Vote to Help Find Temporary Shelter for Asylum Seekers
January 8, 2019

Press coverage regarding this news:
Times of San Diego
East County Magazine
ABC 10
KUSI News
KPBS
KOGO
Courthouse News

New York Times

On the Border, Little Enthusiasm for a Wall: ‘We Have Other Problems That Need Fixing’
January 8, 2019

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Associated Press

Asylum seekers find it’s catch and can’t release fast enough
January 8, 2019

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San Diego Union Tribune

Advocates pressure county supervisors to help asylum seeking families
January 8, 2019

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San Diego Union Tribune

Migrant Youths Still Leaving Custody in Poor Health
January 5, 2019

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SDRRN

City of San Diego Suggests Using Former Juvenile Detention Facility as Migrant Shelter
January 4, 2019

Press coverage regarding this news:
Voice of San Diego
East County Magazine
San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego Union Tribune

Big Struggle to Shelter Asylum Seekers
December 28, 2018

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ABC 10

Exclusive look inside San Diego shelter for migrant asylum seekers
December 19, 2018

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NPR

Asylum Seekers Awaiting Court Proceedings Turn To Volunteer Organizations For Help
December 14, 2018

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SDRRN

Resources for Shelter Running Scarce as Capacity Reaches its Limit
December 12, 2018

Press coverage regarding this news:
KPBS
KQED News
LA Times
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Fox 5 San Diego
Fox News
Times of San Diego

San Diego Immigration Advocates Urge Governments for Help with Migrant Crisis
December 6, 2018

Press coverage regarding this news:
CBS 8
The CW San Diego

KQED News

Tijuana's Migrant Caravan Deals with Weather, Illness
November 30, 2018

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SDRRN

SD Jewish World

Coming together to help migrant families
November 20, 2018

Click here to read the San Diego Jewish World story

Times of San Diego

Opinion: Refugee Shelter a Typically American Response to Government Mistakes
November 20, 2018

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San Diego Rapid Response Network Position Statement on Presidential Plan to Block Asylum Seekers
November 9, 2018

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CNN

12,800 Children Remain in Government Custody
September 14, 2018

As of this week, there are 12,800 immigrant children being cared for by the Health and Human Services Department. That's the most ever, an HHS spokeswoman confirmed.

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NPR

In San Diego, A Mother Remains Separated From Her Child

NPR highlighted two SDRRN partners’ (ACLU & JFS) collaborative working relationship on "All Things Considered," in a story about a mother desperate to be reunited with her 3-year-old daughter.

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  • 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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