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Our Newsroom is the place to learn the latest news about Jewish Family Service of San Diego. Browse through our press releases, view or read the latest news coverage, and check out our publications. And, if you don’t find what you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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For media-related inquiries, please contact J. Walcher Communications at (619) 295-7140.
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JFS Publications

Press Releases

Nov 13 2019

“This decision was a step in the right direction for Jewish Family Service’s clients.” said Michael Hopkins, CEO of Jewish Family Service of San Diego. “We will be able to provide legal counsel for the family, the lead plaintiffs in this lawsuit, for their fear of returning to Mexico interview. But, access to an attorney while in CBP custody is still not guaranteed for all individuals enrolled in MPP. Everyone in MPP has the right to due process.”

Nov 6 2019

Major San Diego Nonprofit Rated in Top 1% of Nonprofits Nationally.

Nov 5 2019

Jewish Family Service announces a class-action lawsuit with ACLU demanding access to legal representation for detained migrants who have expressed a fear of being returned to Mexico. The plaintiffs, a family from Guatemala, are represented by Jewish Family Service.

Oct 2 2019

JFS starts Know Your Rights Presentations and Seeks to Add Friends of the Court.

In the News

Nov 8 2019

Time for Kids

In an article geared for students in grades 5-6, Time for Kids explains what it means for kids to “Remain in Mexico” as they seek asylum in the U.S. Lea Bush, Senior Director of Family & Community Services, is interviewed in this great overview for people just learning about this issue.

Nov 5 2019

CBS, KPBS, KUSI, The San Diego Union-Tribune, El Mexicano, Courthouse News

Coverage from our press conference with ACLU announcing our class-action lawsuit demanding access to legal representation for detained migrants who have expressed a fear of being returned to Mexico. The plaintiffs, a family from Guatemala, are represented by Jewish Family Service.

Oct 28 2019

ABC 10

This in-depth video segment follows a day-in-the-life of Celina, a young mother living in her vehicle at our Safe Parking Program. With two kids and a third one on the way, Celina has a full-time job and is working hard to find affordable housing so her kids can go to school in the United States. The Safe Parking Program provides Celina was a safe place to sleep, a community to share her day with, a Housing Specialist, and many other supportive services that help her build a stable future.

Oct 16 2019

Los Angeles Times

We are not mentioned in this poll, but we support our fellow Californians—of both parties—who recognize that our lives and communities are better when we welcome immigrants. We must continue to protect immigrants’ rights.