No one stands alone
in our community

The San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN) is a coalition of human rights and service organizations, attorneys, and community leaders dedicated to aiding immigrants and their families in the San Diego border region.

San Diego is the largest land border crossing in the world and has been a highly active location for deportations, rights violations, and abuse by Customs Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The SDRRN was activated to respond to increased immigration enforcement activities within San Diego County and humanitarian issues arising at the border, including widespread family separation and unjust deportation of asylum seekers presenting at the Port-of-Entry.

To view the Core Partners, Legal Partners, and Participating Organizations, please click here.

We Need Your Support

Families are arriving in our community in desperate need of our help. They have traveled hundreds, if not thousands of miles to flee violence, suffering, and persecution in their homelands in search of a safer, better life.

Immigration authorities are releasing these families after being vetted by Homeland Security in San Diego and giving them the right to live in the U.S. while they await the outcome of their application for asylum.


GoFundMe Campaign – Migrant Family Shelter

A migrant shelter was started in late October to provide meals, medical care, legal services, and travel aid to 30-40 families a day. A GoFundMe campaign has been launched by the San Diego Rapid Response Network to raise funds for the shelter to maintain its daily operation and provide basic necessities, such as food, blankets and bedding, portable showers, baby/children needs and toilets. The funding will also help SDRRN provide free legal representation for these families and fund bond fees. To donate and share, visit GoFundMe.com/MigrantReliefSD.


Travel Fund for Migrant Families

The Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego has established a travel fund to support cross-country travel expenses for these migrant families. To donate, visit sharejourneysd.org/families.

In The News

SDRRN

Shelter is Increasingly Scarce for Migrants Released in San Diego County by ICE
December 10, 2018

Click here to read the LA Times story



SDRRN

San Diego Rapid Response Network Position Statement on Presidential Plan to Block Asylum Seekers
November 9, 2018

Click here to read our statement

CNN

12,800 Children Remain in Government Custody
September 14, 2018

As of this week, there are 12,800 immigrant children being cared for by the Health and Human Services Department. That's the most ever, an HHS spokeswoman confirmed.

Click here to read the CNN story

NPR

In San Diego, A Mother Remains Separated From Her Child

NPR highlighted two SDRRN partners’ (ACLU & JFS) collaborative working relationship on "All Things Considered," in a story about a mother desperate to be reunited with her 3-year-old daughter.

Click here to read the NPR story.

Call Our 24-Hour Immigration Enforcement Hotline to Report:

Checkpoints
Raids
Arrests
Harassment

(619) 536-0823

Together, we can ensure that no one stands alone in our community.

Individuals seized by CBP and ICE have few resources to defend themselves. The SDRRN stands ready to respond to the needs of vulnerable immigrants and their families – advocating for their safety, providing emergency assistance, and coordinating free and low-cost legal representation to defend against family separation and unjust deportation.

Volunteer Opportunities: For volunteer opportunities with the San Diego Rapid Response Network, please contact our Network Coordinator, Sandra Alvarado, at salvarado@rapidresponsesd.org.

Please make a donation to help us carry out this vital work - 100% of your donation goes directly to the SDRRN.

Our Work

Contact Us

Hotline: If you or someone you know is experiencing an immigration emergency (raid, arrest, checkpoint, and/or harassment) please call the 24-hour hotline at (619) 536-0823.

Immigration Pro-Bono Legal Assistance: For non-emergency immigration legal assistance inquiries, please call (858) 637-3365. This line is staffed by the legal team at Jewish Family Service of San Diego, a core partner of the San Diego Rapid Response Network.

For all media inquiries, please call J. Walcher Communications
Phone: (619) 295-7140
Email: Sandy Young at sandy@jwalcher.com or Ashley Weaver at ashley@jwalcher.com.

Core Partners

Legal Partners

Participating Organizations (Partial List)

  • 2-1-1 San Diego
  • ABA Immigration Justice Project
  • American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego & Imperial Counties
  • ACCE
  • AFT – Immigration Committee City College
  • California Western Community Law Project
  • Casa Cornelia Law Center
  • Casa Familiar
  • Catholic Charities of San Diego
  • Center for Social Advocacy
  • Center of Community Solutions
  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego
  • MAAC Project
  • North County Immigration Task Force
  • Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)
  • Price Philanthropies
  • San Diego City College
  • San Diego Unified School District
  • San Diego Organizing Project
  • SEIU Local 221
  • SEIU USWW- San Diego
  • South Bay Community Services
  • Vista Community Clinic

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