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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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Sheltering Refugees

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.

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Governor Newsom Visits New Migrant Shelter for Asylum Seekers

March 9, 2019

CNN follows Gov. Newsom as he tours the migrant shelter that now has funding from the state.

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Border Patrol Facilities Put Detainees with Medical Conditions at Risk

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.

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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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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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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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San Diego Explained: How the Asylum Process Works

February 14, 2019

Voice of San Diego and NBC 7 San Diego’s “San Diego Explained” story on the asylum process, including an interview with Kate.

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County Board of Supervisors’ Approves Temporary Migrant Shelter Site

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.

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Pre-vote: CBS 8 | CW San Diego | ABC 10News | KPBS | KPBS Evening Edition | KUSI

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 CityBeat

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There’s a humanitarian crisis going on at our southern border

January 24, 2019

The SDRRN shelter is featured in this look at how changes in immigration policy are leaving asylum seekers stranded.

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A mile in their shoes: Inside San Diego’s migrant shelter

January 18, 2019

A photo-essay look at the shelter we run as part of the San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN).

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As Government Pulls Back, Charities Step In to Help Released Migrants

January 14, 2019

NYT visits the SDRRN shelter run by JFS and partners.

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