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.


Donate Needed Items

Shop our Amazon wish list to contribute specific items that the shelter needs.

In The News

CNN

Governor Newsom Visits New Migrant Shelter for Asylum Seekers
March 9, 2019

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

Click here to watch the CNN video

SDRRN

Shelter Move In Media Statement
March 6, 2019

Click here to read our statement

New York Times

Border Patrol Facilities Put Detainees with Medical Conditions at Risk
March 5, 2019

The New York Times highlights the medical challenges migrants face as they cross the border in San Diego and other parts of the country.

Click here to read the New York Times story

KPBS

Mother’s Journey Shows Some Asylum-Seekers Are Reaching The US
February 21, 2019

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

Click here to read the KPBS story

Voice of San Diego

San Diego Explained: How the Asylum Process Works
February 14, 2019

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

Click here to read the article from Voice of San Diego

Click here for past stories

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. Note: This email address is not for media queries. Members of the media should contact SDRRNmedia@gmail.com.

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.

Media Inquiries: SDRRNmedia@gmail.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
  • CSA San Diego County
  • Center of Community Solutions
  • Employee Rights Center (ERC)
  • 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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