The Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity is part of the National Sanctuary Movement (hyperlink: www.sanctuarynotdeportation.org) that provides support and solidarity with immigrants, refugees, Muslims and others who could be threatened under the next administration.
We help congregations and individuals discern and find concrete ways to engage in sanctuary, a public, corporate commitment to walk alongside immigrants, mixed-status families and refugees to uphold dignity, due process and full acceptance into the life of our society through protection, support and advocacy.
What Does Sanctuary Look Like Today?
Here are 4 ways Congregations are demonstrating their commitment to Sanctuary. Joining the Sanctuary Movement and a local sanctuary network means collectively the network engages in the following activities:
Physical Sanctuary for someone facing Final Deportation:
Accompaniment of Immigrant Families or Youth:
Individuals and congregations can also provide accompaniment to immigrants in urgent situations. This can include newly arrived migrant families or youth, people facing a deportation crisis, those just released from detention centers, etc.. Trained volunteers can help to provide courtroom accompaniment, access to services, and concrete and emotional support and/or transitional housing to help those in a period of crisis.
Networks of Protection & Rapid Response