JSS at the US-Mexico Border

We will send Carrie Fox-Kline, MSW, our Immigration Legal Services and Quality Assurance Director to El Paso and Ciudad Juarez for the week of September 22nd. Carrie will teach asylum seekers about their rights and provide legal screenings to asylum seekers in Ciudad Juarez

We know how important it is for asylum seekers to have legal support. Right now more than 13,000 individuals are stuck in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, either waiting at the border to request asylum, or because the US sent them back to Mexico to wait for their asylum claims to be decided.

Community Action for Refugee Arrival (CARA)

Since JSS restarted its refugee resettlement program, we have had dedicated volunteers who have prepared homes, meals and basic necessities for our newly arriving families. This is hard work that happens with little advanced notice. The CARA program, in which Congregations and other community organizations volunteer to partner with our resettlement staff to do the pre-arrival work, is a way for us to share the burdens and privileges of preparing for new families while harnessing the power of existing community organizations.

If you know of a community group or organization that would like to become a CARA team, please reach out to Becca, our Resettlement Director, at becca@jssmadison.org.