October Tzedakah Box Supports Immigration Legal Team of Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Our October Tzedakah Box donations will support the Immigration Legal Team of Jewish Family Service of San Diego, which provides free or low-cost legal services to asylum-seeking families who are searching for a better life in the United States.
The administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP, known more widely as “Remain in Mexico,” returns certain asylum seekers to Mexico to await immigration court cases in the U.S. Since it began in January, at least 9,854 people have been sent back across the California border, according to the Mexican government. Most do not have attorneys to represent them in court. Unlike in criminal court, the government is not required to provide attorneys to immigrants facing potential deportation. Studies have shown that those with attorneys are significantly more likely to win their cases. JFS of San Diego runs a legal services hotline for asylum seekers, and their attorneys are able to represent some of them in court. But the organization is seeking to raise $115,000 to hire a full-time attorney to represent asylum-seekers forced to remain in Mexico.
Your generous donations can help connect vulnerable families to critical legal services so they can continue their asylum journey in safety and with dignity. Learn more online.
To make an online donation, visit the Beth Am online payment page and click on "Tzedakah Box" from the list of funds. Or, your donations may be placed in any of the tzedakah boxes on the Beth Am campus (in the Sanctuary foyer, Beit Kehillah or Administrative Office). If you prefer to make your donation by check, please make it payable to Congregation Beth Am and mail to: Congregation Beth Am, Attn: Tzedakah Box – Immigration Legal Team, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. Thank you for your support.