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JFS Publications

Press Releases

In the News

Mar 22 2020

Times of San Diego

CEO Michael Hopkins discusses the increased need for JFS services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the modified services we’re providing on campus, and how JFS staff are working remotely to continue serving our community.

Mar 22 2020

AP News

As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to shut down immigration courts, thousands of asylum-seekers are unable to find attorneys to represent them in court. JFS is one of two organizations in Southern California providing pro bono legal representation, and our Director of Immigration Services, Kate Clark, explains the difficulty of representing these cases, especially with new restrictions to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Mar 19 2020


This round-up of local nonprofits highlights our Foodmobile, drive-thru service for pre-bagged food items, and Emergency Assistance Fund established to help San Diegans in critical need during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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.