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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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A Dramatic Drop in Migrant Arrivals on the Border: What’s Happening?

July 10, 2019

Kate Clark, Senior Director of JFS Immigration Services, discusses the impact of the “remain in Mexico” program.

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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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Beyond the Border: News 8 Takes a Rare Look Inside San Diego Shelter Helping Asylum-Seekers

June 25, 2019

Reporter Stella Escobedo tours the Migrant Family Shelter and chats with JFS CEO Michael Hopkins about the humanitarian services we provide following increased security at the Southern border.

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Senate Leader Atkins Makes Case for Additional Federal Funding for Humanitarian Aid in San Diego

June 25, 2019

California Senate President Toni G. Atkins is urging U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to direct more federal funding toward reimbursing organizations assisting asylum-seeking migrants, including the San Diego Rapid Response Network.

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Immigrant Community Bracing for Arrests

June 18, 2019

Reporter Kate Morrissey captures the reaction of the San Diego immigrant community to Trump’s announcement that ICE will begin mass deportations.

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The U.S.-Mexico Immigration Agreement Does Virtually Nothing for the Migrant Crisis

June 12, 2019

This video segment explains the politics behind the U.S-Mexico immigration agreement and includes footage of the JFS Migrant Family Shelter. County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and an asylum-seeking guest are both interviewed.

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Texas flights brought flu outbreak to San Diego migrant shelter: county officials

May 23, 2019

Mainly children have shown flu-like symptoms since arriving at the shelter, county officials said.

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Shelter Helps Legal Migrants Reach Their Sponsors

May 9, 2019

San Diego Jewish World Reporter Don Harrison takes a closer look at the humanitarian aid asylum-seeking families receive at our migrant shelter. From food to medical help to transportation, he explains how families begin their new lives in the United States.

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Asylum-Seekers Face Anxious Wait at Border

May 6, 2019

China’s leading English-language newspaper highlights our migrant shelter and the services we provide to asylum-seekers from Central America. CEO Michael Hopkins talks about the hardships families face in order to access this critical humanitarian aid.

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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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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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‘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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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.

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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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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 the announcement:
MSN News  |  AM 760 KFMB  |  The CW San Diego  |  ABC 10 News  |  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

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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.

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