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.
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