Refugee Restrictions Largely Blocked by Judge’s Ruling

Refugee Restrictions Largely Blocked by Judge’s Ruling

We are gratified by U.S. District Judge James Robart’s ruling in the Jewish Family Service v. Trump and ACLU of Washington v. Trump cases, issued on December 23. Judge Robart’s order largely blocked implementation of the Trump administration’s most recent refugee restrictions, which suspended the admission of refugees from 11 countries, nine of which are…

JFS in Court on Behalf of Refugee Clients

JFS in Court on Behalf of Refugee Clients

JFS and its lawyers were in federal court Thursday, December 21, arguing on behalf of refugee clients and our ability to serve them now and in the future. U.S. District Court Judge James Robart heard arguments in response to two different challenges related to the Trump administration’s latest attempt to ban refugees. JFS v. Trump…

JFS and H2R Partnership Is a “Blessing Times 10”

JFS and H2R Partnership Is a “Blessing Times 10”

Jasmine was only able to work part-time after a ruptured aneurysm resulted in brain surgery. A single-mother recently separated from her husband, Jasmine was also homeless. “I was a Section 8 recipient, but you needed money for a security deposit and move-in fees,” she said. “I didn’t have it.” With the support of the JFS…

Veterans Rely on Local Food Banks

Veterans Rely on Local Food Banks

Jake* had a fairly normal life, mostly. He grew up in the Puget Sound region and moved to Seattle just in time for junior high school. At age 17, Jake joined the Army and moved off to seek adventures. After coming home, he worked in the IT department of a Seattle startup that is a…

JFS Seattle Files Suit Challenging Refugee Restrictions

JFS Seattle Files Suit Challenging Refugee Restrictions

Today, Jewish Family Service filed a lawsuit against President Trump based on an executive order issued on October 24, 2017 (the “Presidential Executive Order on Resuming the United States Refugee Admissions Program with Enhanced Vetting Capabilities”). JFS is one of several plaintiffs in the case, including JFS Silicon Valley and a number of individual refugees…

Working Families, Grandparents Use the Food Bank

Working Families, Grandparents Use the Food Bank

Jasmin* is a grandma, and she loves it. She cares for her grandson during the day while his parents are at work. She comes to the Polack Food Bank to stretch her food stamp (SNAP) dollars. “We often see working families because of the rising costs of rent, utilities and food,” said Susan Rogel, Director…

Jewish Family Service

ABOUT
JFS is a 501(c)(3)
©2014

CONTACT US
(206) 461-3240