Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity

Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, the Baháʼí faith and many others share a central commitment to the sacredness of every person.

Welcome the refugee.
Treat the stranger as your own.
Compassion knows no borders.
Love has no walls.

For more than twenty years, the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity has been joining hands with people of faith to act on these core beliefs. We defend the humanity of the immigrant and fight for the rights of the incarcerated. Working at the intersection of spirituality and social movements, we mobilize congregations to take a stand on issues of social justice like immigration and mass incarceration… [read more]

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Please share this toolkit.bit.ly/KeepEfrainHome KEEP EFRAIN HOMEThank you for your commitment to support Efrain Ramiro Romero! Keep Efrain home! Efrain was born in Colombia, which he left decades ago while in his early 20’s due to the violence in his home country. He came to the U.S. seeking a peaceful life. He arrived in this country, worked hard, married, adjusted his legal status, and raised two beautiful children with his wife Sybil. He has been regularly showing up to all his ICE Check-Ins. On November 3rd at his ICE Check-In in Los Angeles, he was blind-sided and ICE ensnared him and put him immediately into detention for deportation. Almost 20 years ago in 2003 Efrain was suffering from a mental health crisis. During a domestic dispute, the police arrived, he was arrested and was found to have a gun. His wife Sybil, reports that she was coerced to testify against him. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison. An act that she terribly regrets as her family has paid a very high price. Efrain served his time and completed his sentence two years ago but was then transferred to ICE detention in Adelanto. Two years ago, Efrain was deemed not a threat to society nor a flight risk and was eligible for bond. The family paid $15,000 to have him released. Upon release, Efrain participated in a re-entry program and was reunited with his family. Since then he has been a dedicated employee as a Capital Technician for the Henly Corporation. As his immmigration case proceeded, he has been required to check in with an ICE Officer on a regular basis. He has been complying with all requirements. Then suddenly in November he was detained at his November 3rd check-in. Studies show that Black migrants, while Black Immigrants make up only 7% of the undocumented population, they make up a 20% of those facing deportation on criminal grounds. Soon after being detained in early November, he was transferred to Adelanto and then quickly transferred to Louisiana for immediate deportation to Colombia which could happen as soon as next week. This family should not be separated. Please take the following action to support Efrain and stop his deportation. Take action to #Stop-EfrainRamiroRomero’s Deportation Email Interim Field Office Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs EnforcementDepartment of Homeland Security - Diane Witte diane.l.witte@ice.dhs.gov Or call (504) 599-7800 urging her to stop Efrain Ramiro Romero’s Deportation You will be sent to a voicemail and at this point, you can say the following script.If the voicemail is full. You can send an email (see below) Follow this script: Hello Field Office Director Witte, My name is _________. I am calling on behalf of Efrain Ramiro Romero A# 72900374 who is incarcerated in Louisiana. As people of faith, we believe this family must not be separated. Efrain has proven that he is a contributor and asset to his family and community. We urge you to end racist deportation practices and stop Efrain’s deportation allowing him the time for the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to process his stay of deportation. -This family should not be separated. Please take the following action to support Efrain and stop his deportation ... See MoreSee Less
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The Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) program, enacted in December 2019, allows Liberian nationals who have been living in the United States since November 20, 2014, to apply for their green card and become Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs). Eligible Liberians have just one month left to apply for LRIF before the program expires on December 20, 2021. ... See MoreSee Less
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Virtual meeting with Congressman Raul Ruiz's staff. We pray we can count on him to help end Title 42 & remain in Mexico policies. People of faith know that we can welcome asylum seekers with dignity. #WelcomeWithDignity ... See MoreSee Less
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Right before the holidays, @GavinNewsom is handing Binh Vo over to ICE after he's earned release. Binh is a OG in our ROOTS class.

He's been waiting for the moment to hold his parents again before they pass. Binh needs #HomeNotHeartbreak. We need to #StopICETransfers!

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    Dear Bay Area World Without Walls Community, On this November 9, we write to you in solidarity with the global movement for a world without walls of expulsion, exclusion, and exploitation. COVID’s unveiling has revealed all the more clearly the devastation of walls of separation and oppression, as well as our need to band together […]
  • Reparations: More Than A Check
    Justice Not Jails First Thursdays presents Reparations: More Than A CheckIM4HI and our special guests from Grassroots Reparations Campaign discuss the Reparations movement in the United States. The time is now for people who have benefited and continue to benefit from the blood, sweat, and tears, and free labor of enslaved people to atone for […]
  • Kasama ng Kalayaan – Together for Freedom
    Among many immigrant communities in the Bay Area, Filipinx are deeply impacted by inhumane immigration and criminal legal policies and practices. Many Filipinx migrate and settle in under-resourced and over-policed neighborhoods, lacking culturally-relevant services, and funneling youth into the prison system. In addition, inhumane immigration policies create extensive wait-lists, separating families for decades, forcing many […]
  • Filipinx American History Month
    Hinabing mga kasaysayan tungkol sa pananampalataya at katarunganWeaving the stories of faith and justice  Weaving our banig (woven mat) Filipino American History Month (FAHM) is a time the Filipinx community in the U.S. diaspora lifts up and celebrates our legacy within the U.S., our stories of migration, our stories of contribution to this land.  In […]
  • Strengthen the Safety Net
    Donate to the IM4HI Migrant & Prisoner Emergency Support Fund Over the past five years, individuals like you have donated over $30,000 through our  Migrant & Prisoner Emergency Support Fund. This fund covers emergencies when immigrants we accompany have no safety net. In this time of Shelter-in-Place, Jorge*, his wife Celeste*, and their niece Suni* […]