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Federal ICE transfers hurt Modesto residents after paying their debts to society

…I traveled to the Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center in Bakersfield as a representative from the immigration commission for the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin, joining participants in a pilgrimage from the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, a multifaith immigrant rights group…

Jonathan Partridge

Jonathan Partridge is a Turlock resident who serves as co-chair of San Joaquin Refugee Support and Empowerment (SJRAISE), the immigration commission of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin. He also serves as a volunteer advocate for the Interfaith Campaign for Human Integrity.

Read his full op-ed for the Modesto Bee, including photos, audio, and links: https://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article268275902.html

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‘Migrant Buses’: The Crudest Face of a System Built to Exclude

…Racism lies at the heart of the restrictive US immigration system. Asylum offers one of the few narrow exceptions for entry—but asylum seekers now find themselves props for GOP political stunts…

Rev. Deborah Lee

Rev. Deborah Lee is the Executive Director of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity. Read her full article at Convergence Magazine.

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Groups issue call to action for detained LGBTQ community member Salesh Prasad

Organizations that are co-hosting the call to action include the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin, based in Fresno; the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, a statewide nonprofit based in Oakland; and the New York-based Queer Detainee Empowerment Project … The Reverend Deborah Lee, executive director of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, [said] … “Sal is a freedom fighter and an artist, who generously shares his gifts with others around him. His spiritual path of redemption is a model for all of us… Sal has the support and love of his community, including the faith community here in San Francisco, and should be released.”

Read the full article in the Bay Area Reporter.

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