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JFS Publications

Press Releases

Oct 2 2019

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

Aug 28 2019

The JFS legal team is partnering with the California State University system to offer Higher Education Legal Services to students and staff at CSU San Marcos and San Diego State University. These free legal services include DACA renewals, Know Your Rights workshops, application completion, and much more. Learn more about the program at

Aug 27 2019

All KAVOD SHEF funds will be directed toward Emergency Services, specifically to address the following urgent and critical needs of Survivors. KAVOD SHEF funds will be utilized quickly, with few restrictions, to address unmet emergency needs of Survivors in partner cities, including San Diego, where this special initiative will launch in August 2019.

Aug 15 2019

Read JFS’ letter to Chairwoman Soomin Chao concerning the released version of the State’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC).

In the News

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.

Oct 14 2019

The San Diego Union-Tribune

As more refugees arrive in San Diego than ever before, resettlement agencies – such as JFS – are negatively affected by the slashed arrival cap. CEO Michael Hopkins criticizes this new policy as a betrayal of our nation’s founding principles.

Oct 4 2019


A group of lawyers headed by the JFS immigration team have organized Know Your Rights presentations for asylum-seekers in San Diego. Over three days, 100 individuals received vital legal information to assist them in their asylum cases.

Sep 27 2019

The San Diego Union-Tribune

JFS receives funding to continue to help permanent residents and refugees assimilate into American culture and prepare for citizenship.