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JFS Publications

Press Releases

Jan 29 2020
Campaign Tied with One-Year Anniversary of “Remain in Mexico” Policy SAN DIEGO (Jan. 29, 2020) – One year ago today, the federal government implemented
Jan 20 2020
PRESS RELEASE For immediate release: January 21, 2020 SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Avodah, a national antipoverty organization dedicated to strengthening the Jewish community’s impact
Jan 13 2020

Move Comes Shortly After One-Year Mark; More Than 20,000 Migrants Served.
“As we transition into the new space, we first need to thank the many partners, supporters and volunteers who have helped us provide refuge to thousands of asylum-seeking families over the last year,” said JFS CEO Michael Hopkins. “Thank you to the State of California and Governor Gavin Newsom, the County of San Diego and Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Greg Cox, the San Diego Rapid Response Network, and UC San Diego Health.”

Jan 13 2020
For Immediate Release January 13, 2020 SACRAMENTO, CA – First 5 Santa Cruz County, which manages the Triple P — Positive Parenting Program, today

In the News

Feb 11 2020

The San Diego Union-Tribune

The Safe Parking Program opens a 25-spot lot in Encinitas at the Leichtag Foundation property. As expected, the program is ramping up with 10
Feb 6 2020

Mother Jones

This in-depth look at immigration courts in San Diego highlights how thousands of asylum seekers enrolled in MPP are denied the right to due process. Our Senior Director of Immigration Services, Kate Clark, discusses how the MPP program makes it nearly impossible for migrants to access legal representation.

Feb 2 2020

The San Diego Union-Tribune

A unique evening of theater and philanthropy raised thousands of dollars to support vital JFS community programs. Chaired by Liz Nerderlander Coden and Dr. Dan Coden, this special fundraising event used the backdrop of Tony-winning best musical Dear Evan Hansen to spark conversations about mental health.

Jan 31 2020

The Wall Street Journal

Asylum seekers who have access to legal counsel are five times more likely to succeed in staying in the U.S. than their unrepresented counterparts. Organizations across our Southern border have stepped up to provide critical legal services to migrants, including JFS. As part of our commitment to supporting asylum seekers, we maintain a WhatsApp line for consultations and distribute “Know Your Rights” videos.