Our campaign for immigrant justice engages immigrant and non-immigrant faith and community leaders in creating a community environment in New York that reduces social, political, and economic (i.e. wages, housing) exclusion based on experiences of migration and promotes a higher quality of life (i.e. representation and access to services) while respecting and celebrating the cultural, economic, educational, and religious contributions from immigrants in our city, state and nation. We are a part of Faith in Action's national LA RED Campaign.
- Ensuring immigrant voting power and dignity as a part of healthy democratic society
- Connecting communities to immigrant rights organizations and opportunities
- Confronting the ways that immigration status is used to divide our communities
Direct Service & Rapid Response
In June, a community member came to our office terrified to return home for fear of ICE after a public encounter with the police. Within hours a FINY member congregation offered physical sanctuary. Several sanctuary support teams offered a pro-bono immigration lawyer for a speedy consultation, accompaniment support, food, etc. Although our community member decided to decline the offer, this was a powerful test-run of our rapid response.
Have you completed a recent assessment of the capacities of your community to respond to a rapid response situation to prevent a deportation?
FINY can support your faith community in finding or creating physical sanctuary or sanctuary solidarity rapid response efforts. Contact Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss next steps for you and your team or to connect to the FINY partner organization legal clinic.