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Ukrainians are seeking asylum in the U.S. but pandemic limits are in the way

March 12, 2022

People fleeing the war in Ukraine are arriving at the southern U.S. border and asking for asylum – but those efforts are being complicated by pandemic-era rules limiting entry into the country. Maryna and her 10- and 8- year-old daughters are among those who have actually made it into the country. They received assistance at the SDRRN Migrant Shelter Services operated by Jewish Family Service. It is time that Title 42 be lifted so that asylum seekers from around the world can seek safety and security.

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As More Migrants Arrive, U.S. Expands Efforts To Identify And Admit Most Vulnerable

May 12, 2021

More migrants are being granted humanitarian exceptions because they are considered the most vulnerable, including families with young children and transgender people who had been living in dangerous conditions in Mexican border towns.

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In San Diego, A Mother Remains Separated From Her Child

August 6, 2018

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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