SDRRN In The News
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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.Read Story
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
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.Read Story
March 22, 2019
We’ve seen the video of migrant families huddled at the border seeking asylum, but what happens when they reach the other side? Paola Mendoza, an activist and film director, introduces us to the San Diego Rapid Response Network’s shelter which is helping families take their first steps towards a new life.Read Story
March 9, 2019
CNN follows Gov. Newsom as he tours the migrant shelter that now has funding from the state.Read Story
March 5, 2019
The New York Times highlights the medical challenges migrants face as they cross the border in San Diego and other parts of the country.Read Story
February 21, 2019
Jean Guerrero’s story for KPBS on a Nicaraguan mother seeking asylum in San Diego with her four children.Read Story
February 14, 2019
Times of San Diego story on Nathan Fletchers response to Gov. Newsoms emergency funding bill.Read Story
February 14, 2019
Jean Guerrero’s written story for KPBS from her shelter visit this week.Read Story
January 29, 2019
The County Board of Supervisors voted to use a County-owned facility as a temporary migrant shelter to house legal, initially processed asylum-seeking families.
Post-vote: Voice of San Diego | KUSI | Fox 5 San Diego | KPBS | NBC San Diego | The Coast News | County News Center | San Diego Union-Tribune | Times of San Diego | San Diego Patch | KUSI | San Diego Metro | Courthouse News | TIME (via Associated Press) | New York Post | KTLA (via AP) | East County Magazine | San Diego CityBeatRead Story
January 24, 2019
The SDRRN shelter is featured in this look at how changes in immigration policy are leaving asylum seekers stranded.Read Story
January 18, 2019
A photo-essay look at the shelter we run as part of the San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN).Read Story
January 14, 2019
NYT visits the SDRRN shelter run by JFS and partners.Read Story