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San Diego Human Rights Coalition Rejects New Biden Rules Biden Rules as ‘Asylum Ban’

Times of San Diego

February 23, 2023

The San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN), a coalition of humanitarian organizations led by Jewish Family Service, is condemning a new Biden Administration proposal that will deport asylum seekers who enter the country illegally, or who did not first seek protection in the countries they passed through. “What the administration has announced today is essentially an asylum ban — a reprehensible step backwards,” the coalition said. “Asylum seekers are not the enemy; our broken immigration system is.”

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San Diego County Board of Supervisors Approve Plan to Assist Migrants Should Title 42 End

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February 7, 2023

In a unanimous vote, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a comprehensive plan sponsored by Chairwoman Nora Vargas and Supervisor Joel Anderson to ensure that asylum seekers and refugees have access to the resources they need if federal enforcement of Title 42 is ended. The Rapid Response Network, operated by JFS, has welcomed 125,000 asylum seekers since 2018. “Let’s put politics aside,” JFS CEO Michael Hopkins told the Supervisors, “and get back to what matters: Treating people with dignity and humanity.”

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Sharp Decline in Border Crossings Leads to Fewer Calls on Shelter

Times of San Diego

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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Supervisor Fletcher Hails Gov. Newsom for Signing Aid for Asylum-Seekers

Times of San Diego

February 14, 2019

Times of San Diego story on Nathan Fletcher’s response to Gov. Newsom’s emergency funding bill.

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