Our Jewish values compel us to Welcome the Stranger and respond to the needs of the vulnerable in our community. We share your concern for families who have been impacted by recent immigration policies and are working hard to connect them to legal assistance and support.
Within Jewish Family Service, our dedicated team of immigration attorneys are committed to providing free and low-cost services to immigrants and refugees in San Diego. This includes pro bono representation for separated families and unaccompanied minors detained at the border.
We appreciate the many calls we have received from community members asking how they can help. Because of procedures limiting access to families being held in detention centers, we are currently limited to providing legal services. Therefore, our greatest need is for resources to support our work with families who are otherwise unable to secure legal representation.
In the August Jewish Journal is a full-page joint statement from JFS and the ACLU expressing our strong opposition to the zero-tolerance policies that are undermining are immigration system. This statement is a reflection of our values at JFS – to protect those in our community who are vulnerable, to value the dignity of every individual, and to work towards positive change that enables people to move forward. With the ACLU and tens and tens of partners we proud to be leading the efforts of the San Diego Rapid Response Network.
We invite you to learn more about the San Diego Rapid Response Network and encourage you to join in standing for dignity and protection of immigrants in our community.
Thank you for your support of JFS and of the individuals and families we serve.