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 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.
Leadership Development & Education
Join the listserve and find out about the next meetings:
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:
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
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