The Commission on Justice for Immigrants

The Commission on Justice for Immigrants and Refugees sponsored the IHM workshop on January 16 at the Cotsen Center, IHHS with representatives from several organizations:  CARECEN (Central American Resource Center), CLUE (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice), CIVIC (Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement), Casa Cornelia Law Center, San Diego, and Casa Esperanza.  Church representatives informed participants about the sanctuary movement, programs to resettle refugees from Syria, and the work of church groups to assist the undocumented in navigating the complex legal system.  They shared opportunities for involvement in their mission to welcome the stranger.

Members of the Commission are active in advocacy and action to support immigrants in detention and efforts to oppose detention and deportation.  To reform the current immigration system is the focus of many religious and secular groups that believe in doing justice for immigrants who seek a better life after fleeing violence in their home countries.  The Commission will continue to inform and educate the IHM Community about immigration issues and to urge Community response in working for justice for immigrants and refugees.

Here are Suggested sources for information about issues/actions related to immigrants and refugees, recommended by the IHM Commission on Justice for Immigrants and Refugees:

  • The Daily Beast
  • New York Times
  • Washington Post
  • The Guardian
  • Atlanta Black Star
  • America Magazine
  • National Catholic Reporter
  • CNN
  • BBC
  • NPR
  • Mother Jones
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project
  • SOAW
  • 10 actions/100 days
  • Dolores Mission
  • Latin American Working Group
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • Interfaith Power and Light
  • Immigrant Solidarity Network
  • Network
  • LCWR
  • CLUE, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice
  • Jewish Voice for Peace
  • Amnesty International
  • AFSC
  • UUSC
  • ACLU
  • SPLC, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • churches: Presbyterian, Lutheran, Episcopal, Catholic