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Family Separations Stemming from Street Releases at the Southern Border: Complaint to Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection

ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties, Al Otro Lado, Jewish Family Service of San Diego, UCLA Center for Immigration Law and Policy

December 14, 2023

We write with concerns about U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)’s practices relating to the processing of family groups at the southern border which result in harmful separations.

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SDRRN Statement Re: County of San Diego Funding to Assist Asylum Seekers

Media Statement

November 30, 2023

Starting in mid-September 2023 and continuing to this day, more than 20,000 people seeking asylum have been left at transit centers and other locations throughout the San Diego region without any resources. All asylum seekers should be welcomed compassionately with dignity and respect.

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Miles4Migrants, Jewish Family Service, and San Diego Rapid Response Network Join Forces to Aid Migrants at the US-Mexico Border

October 4, 2023

Miles4Migrants, Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFSSD), and San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN) have teamed up to provide essential aid to asylum seekers left vulnerable on the streets of San Diego. This collaborative effort aims to facilitate 150 flights per week, offering a lifeline to these individuals and families, reuniting them with their loved ones across the United States.

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San Diego Rapid Response Network Statement Re: SDRRN Migrant Shelter Services Capacity and Needs Update

September 29, 2023

We urge all levels of government to continue funding the critical resources needed to sustain operations and to welcome and assist all people seeking asylum arriving in the San Diego border region. And importantly, following the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors’ resolution passed on Sept. 26, we urge the County to take action and use its own funds and seek other funding sources to fulfill this urgent need.

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San Diego Rapid Response Network Statement Re: Current State of Seeking Asylum in the U.S.

May 11, 2023

The San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN) condemns the new federal policies that undermine the U.S. asylum system by placing new limitations on a person’s eligibility for asylum. While we have long awaited the end of Title 42 expulsions, people seeking asylum have a legal right to seek protection in the U.S., and any federal policies that prevent this are a violation of that right.

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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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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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