Moving Forward Together

Refugees & Immigration

Welcoming the Stranger with dignity and respect since 1918.

Your gift to JFS’s Welcome the Stranger Fund ensures San Diego remains a welcoming place for those in search of a safer life—free from violence and persecution. Your support makes our vital humanitarian response possible—empowering refugees to rebuild their lives and welcoming immigrants with compassion.

Help Afghan Refugees

Jewish Family Service stands ready to Welcome the Stranger with dignity and respect and is actively assisting Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) recipients from Afghanistan.

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Education and assistance with applications and DACA renewals.

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Immigration

Assistance with green cards, immigration documents, citizenship and naturalization classes and petitioning for family members.

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Higher Education Legal Services (HELS)

JFS Immigration Attorneys and Department of Justice Representatives are available to offer personalized Immigration Legal Services to students, staff, and faculty at selected local colleges.

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Migrant Shelter Services

San Diego Rapid Response Network Migrant Shelter Services operated by Jewish Family Service provides vital humanitarian services and transportation assistance to families legally seeking asylum in the United States.

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Refugee Resettlement

Comprehensive services for newly arriving refugees referred by the US Refugee Program.

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