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Rebuilding our Immigration System

Frontline Accounts: Welcoming the Stranger and Prioritizing Public Health
12:00pm-1:15pm PT
United States

Event Description

Since President Biden took office in January, he has taken steps to reverse the unwelcoming immigration policies of the previous administration. Every day, Jewish Family Service of San Diego and partners at the San Diego Rapid Response Network, HIAS, and ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, are working together on the frontlines to support and advocate for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in our community. United, we are focused on ensuring our region Welcomes the Stranger with dignity and respect while prioritizing public health during the pandemic. From sheltering asylum seekers to legal and travel assistance, our combined immigration teams are providing vital help for the most vulnerable families and individuals fleeing violence and persecution in their own countries. Join us for an in-depth discussion on what the current changes mean for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers today, and our role as a community in preserving their right to seek asylum.


Norma Chávez-Peterson, Executive Director, ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties
Kate Clark, Esq., Senior Director of Immigration Service & Lead Immigration Attorney, Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Mark Hetfield, President and CEO, HIAS


Michael Hopkins, CEO, Jewish Family Service of San Diego