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At The San Diego-Tijuana Border, Asylum Seekers Admitted Back Into the U.S.

February 19, 2021

CEO Michael Hopkins speaks on behalf of Jewish Family Service’s efforts as part of the San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN) to provide services for many more asylum seekers as the numbers start to increase.

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UCSD Study Uncovers Systematic Abuses of Asylum-Seeking Families in Immigration Detention Facilities

September 4, 2019

“These findings raise serious due process concerns,” said Kate Clark, JFS Senior Director of Immigration Services. “If asylum-seeking families are not being given vital instructions about their immigration proceedings in a language they can read or understand, how can we expect them to navigate an already complex legal process that is increasingly stacked against them?”

Media Coverage:

AP Story  |  New York Times  |  Business Insider  |  KPBS  |  NBC  |  ABC 10 News  |  Telemundo 20  |  Times of San Diego  |  Voice of San Diego  |  The San Diego Union-Tribune

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The Challenge of Representing Asylum-Seekers Under the Migrant Protection Protocols

July 25, 2019

A mother and her child – assisted by our pro-bono immigration attorneys – attempted to plead their case for asylum in U.S. immigration court. This mother and her teenage son are running from gangs in El Salvador that killed other members of their family. Even though they have already been robbed in Mexico and live in constant fear of being found by the gangs, this family has been placed in the Migrant Protection Protocols and must remain in Mexico until they can pass a “credible fear” interview. Our legal team will continue to fight for this family, and many others like them, in the hopes of helping them find safer and more secure lives in the U.S.

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San Diego Migrant Shelter Treats Families Coming Out of Custody

July 10, 2019

The shelter run by JFS screens families for communicable health conditions after leaving “inhumane conditions” at overcrowded detentions centers in Texas and Arizona.

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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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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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