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He feared for his life in Nicaragua. Under Biden’s new policy, he’s safe in the US

March 3, 2021

Stuck in Mexico for nearly a year under the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy, asylum seeker Nicholas was finally able to cross into the United States, thanks to an executive order from President Joe Biden. Featuring an interview with CEO Michael Hopkins.

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VIDEO: Biden Administration Admits First Group of Migrants Forced To Stay In Mexico Under Trump-era policy

February 19, 2021

Once migrants crossed the border, organizations in the region took over, including Jewish Family Service, a non-profit organization that works with migrants and has a leading role in the effort. The asylum seekers who arrived Friday were transported to a hotel in San Diego where they'll quarantine for a period before relocating, said Michael Hopkins, CEO of Jewish Family Service of San Diego.

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‘It’s frustating’: Thousands of migrants sit in Mexico desperate for answers from the Biden administration

January 28, 2021

While the Biden Administration has taken very positive first steps to end the Remain in Mexico program, there is still more to do to get families out of danger. Kate Clark, JFS Senior Director of Immigration, is interviewed about the increasing confusion and danger for those waiting in Mexico.

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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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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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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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