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Northern California

Faith Rooted Organizing for Immigrant Justice

In Northern California we engage people of diverse faiths in the movement for immigrant justice in the following initiatives and strategies.  Please Join us!


       -Nueva Esperanza is a collaborative led by the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity to support the transition needs of newly arrived migrant youth and families.  The collaborative has brought together organizations, congregations and trained volunteers to be “Accompaniment Teams” or “familias de apoyo” who are matched with new migrant  families or individuals walk with alongside and provide support attending legal and court appointments, accessing health and dental care, legal support, securing housing, food donations, job leads, education and providing a network of care.

Nueva Esperanza also seeks to create and expand the transitional housing stock available for newly arrived migrants.

Nueva Esperanza also recruits and assigns volunteers who can provide one-day courtroom accompaniment in immigration court.

  • Post-Release Accompaniment Project (PRAP) helps immigrants detained at West County Detention Facility by ICE in Richmond get safely home or to loved ones upon release. We recruit volunteers from faith communities who can provide rides, clothing, food, and short-term shelter.

Leadership Development & Education

  • We coordinate and support several networks of local faith communities engaged in immigrant justice.  The East Bay Interfaith Immigration Coalition, Multifaith Immigration Coalition for Action in Contra Costa County, San Francisco Interfaith Coalition on Immigration, and Peninsula Interfaith Coalition on Immigration.  These networks plan events, actions and collective work.

          Join the listserve and find out about the next meetings:

                     East Bay Coalition

Multi-faith Immigration Coalition for Action in Contra Costa County,

San Francisco Interfaith Coalition on Immigration,

                     Peninsula Interfaith Coalition on Immigration


  • Latino Leadership Training
  • We are also available to provide Presentation, Preaching and Educational Workshops on Immigration



Policy Advocacy: Working in coalition with others, we organize an effective and powerful faith voice on policies to bring about the fair treatment of immigrants locally and in our state, to end immigration detentions and deportation, address the root causes of immigration, protection of refugees and migrants.  Here are some of the policies we have worked on:

  • CA Trust Act
  • Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Stopping jail expansion of West Co. Detention Facility
  • Phone justice for inmates and detainees at West Co. Detention Facility
  • Separation of ICE from local law enforcement
  • Protecting Sanctuary City Policies
  • Funding and support to address newly arrived unaccompanied minors and families
  • Sanctuary Movement to Stop Deportations



Public Witness:  We seek to Positively impact the public perception and policies towards immigrants shape public discourse to center immigration on values of human dignity.


Join our Monthly Immigration Vigil:  1st Saturdays of the month, 11 am – 12 noon

West County Detention Facility, 5555 Giant Highway, Richmond CA

Sign up to be on our mailing list and to be notified of other public actions and vigils.