- East Bay Times: “My father paid his dues but he will be deported next month”
“I am 15 years old and am facing the possibility of losing him permanently. … In 2005, when he was a young man, he had a drug conviction. He was one of the millions affected by the War on Drugs, which disproportionately incarcerated Black and Latinx people. …” Read the full article here. Hulissa Aguilar, […]
- Our Vision for Immigration Reform in 2021
Citizenship for Eleven Million. That includes all eleven million, and is without exclusions of those who may have been deported and reentered, or those with past convictions or other bases of exclusion; but expresses values of family unity, belonging, and redemption. Community, not Cages. Close immigration detention centers, both private and public, starting with the […]
- Local Leadership during COVID: Gregorio’s Story
Like so many immigrants in the community, Gregorio found himself without work when COVID-19 hit. His NEAT team from Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto (UUCPA) asked their congregation to offer him work opportunities until his regular work resumed. They also recorded Gregorio telling his story and shared parts of the video to introduce him […]
- KPFA: Detaining “Unaccompanied” Migrant Children in Detention Centers in California??
KPFA Women’s Magazine broadcast: “Today, the topic is the incarceration of migrant children in California detention centers, a horrifying direction for our state. Unaccompanied children are held in detention centers on both sides of the US-Mexico border. … Rev. Deborah Lee, Executive Director of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, has worked at the intersection of […]
- ABC7 News: “Oakland faith leaders want Mayor Schaaf to reimagine city budget with 4 key demands”
OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — A group of faith leaders made their way to Oakland’s City Hall Friday morning to get involved in the budget process. The group had a letter for Mayor Libby Schaaf, demanding that she reimagine the city budget. … abc7news.com Read the full article and watch the news broadcast here.