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End to Trump-Era Asylum Rules Sought As Refugees from Ukraine and Russia Arrive in Tijuana

March 18, 2022

San Diego immigration experts called Friday for an end to Trump-era immigration restrictions as potentially thousands of desperate migrants from Ukraine and Russia begin to arrive in Tijuana.
Kate Clark, senior director of immigration services at Jewish Family Service, said that “Our recently arrived guests from Ukraine tend to be female heads of households with their children. Their spouses have stayed behind to fight for Ukraine’s continued independence.”

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Trump-Era Asylum Limits End as 25 Refugees Enter U.S. at San Ysidro

February 19, 2021

“We applaud the Biden-Harris Administration and we are optimistic that this is the first of many steps to rebuild our immigration system and restore the asylum process,” said JFS and its partners in the San Diego Rapid Response Network.

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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?”

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Sharp Decline in Border Crossings Leads to Fewer Calls on Shelter

July 11, 2019

The effect of “Remain in Mexico”—Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP) is having on the number of asylum-seekers.

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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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