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Apr 15 2019


CEO Michael Hopkins is interviewed to respond President Trump’s threat to increase the number of immigrants coming to San Diego.

Apr 12 2019


April is National Volunteer Month! KUSI News chatted with our Volunteer Outreach Ambassador, Nate Beiser, about the incredible work of volunteers in the Foodmobile program and how you can get involved delivering hot meals to homebound seniors.

Apr 11 2019


Montana radio station “The Mighty 790” examines the court order halting a Trump administration policy of sending asylum-seekers back across the border. Migrants are now able to await their hearing in the U.S, and our supervising immigration attorney, Luis Gonzalez, talks about how this change is affecting families.

Apr 7 2019


The local news segment “San Diego People” takes an in-depth look at the migrants crossing the Mexico border to seek asylum. Our CEO, Michael Hopkins, talks with Sandra Maas about the work JFS is doing through the Rapid Response Network to assist this vulnerable population.

Apr 5 2019

Roll Call

Leah Chavarria, our Senior Immigration Lawyer, is interviewed about the Administration’s plans to expand the program beyond the San Diego-Tijuana corridor.

Apr 5 2019

ABC 10

Since the end of the Safe Release program, migrant families are being dropped off on the streets without any resources. ABC 10 reporter Matt Boone explains how JFS stepped up to create a shelter for asylum-seekers and help them with travel plans as they await a court date.

Mar 31 2019


The Administration’s policy of requiring some asylum seekers to stay in Mexico for the duration of their immigration hearing is spurring confusion among migrants and immigration lawyers who are trying to represent them. JFS immigration attorneys speak to the difficulty of working with clients under the new policy.

Mar 27 2019

County News Center

The County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency created a video showing the work they do for asylum-seekers in the shelter we operate with as part of the San Diego Rapid Response Network. We would like to thank them and the hardworking nurses who conduct health screenings for these families and individuals seeking asylum.

Mar 27 2019

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The Board of Supervisors, at the urging of Cox and Fletcher, approved a lease with JFS to operate the shelter as part of the San Diego Rapid Response Network until the end of 2019.

Mar 26 2019

National Geographic

Our Safe Parking Program is featured in this investigative look into how workers struggle to access jobs across the country.

Mar 22 2019

Facebook Watch: Real America with Jorge Ramos

We’ve seen the video of migrant families huddled at the border seeking asylum, but what happens when they reach the other side? Paola Mendoza, an activist and film director, introduces us to the San Diego Rapid Response Network’s shelter which is helping families take their first steps towards a new life.

Mar 9 2019


CNN follows Gov. Newsom as he tours the migrant shelter that now has funding from the state.

Mar 6 2019

The New York Jewish Week

The New York Jewish Week explains the involvement of JFS in providing humanitarian help to asylum-seekers.

Feb 25 2019


KUSI News story on how the SDRRN migrant shelter helps asylum-seekers in San Diego.

Feb 21 2019


Jean Guerrero’s story for KPBS on a Nicaraguan mother seeking asylum in San Diego with her four children.

Feb 14 2019

Times of San Diego

Times of San Diego story on Nathan Fletcher’s response to Gov. Newsom’s emergency funding bill.

Feb 14 2019


Jean Guerrero’s written story for KPBS from her shelter visit this week.

Feb 14 2019

Voice of San Diego

Voice of San Diego and NBC 7 San Diego’s “San Diego Explained” story on the asylum process, including an interview with Kate.

Feb 12 2019

Fox 5 San Diego, Times of San Diego, San Diego Jewish World

The “Smart Giving, Smart Chicken” Holiday Challenge Helps Families Struggling with Food Insecurity.

Jan 29 2019

Multiple Outlets

Read the coverage surrounding the County Board of Supervisors vote to use a County-owned facility as a temporary migrant shelter to house legal, initially processed asylum-seeking families.

Jan 24 2019


An interview with Dr. Morgan Shaw, speaker at our Behavioral Health Committee discussion where we will screen the documentary, “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope”.

Jan 24 2019

Vox Media – Consider It

The shelter we run as part of the San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN) is featured in look at how changes in immigration policy are leaving asylum seekers stranded.

Jan 22 2019


Affected by government shutdown? Special food assistance hours every Tuesday until shutdown ends.

Jan 18 2019

San Diego Union Tribune

A photo-essay look at the shelter we run as part of the San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN).

Jan 16 2019

ABC 10 - San Diego

Many government workers are hurting due to the shutdown. JFS has started special food assistance hours.

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