IMMIGRANT RIGHTS

We are seeing an increasing need for short-term and long-term housing for people who are released from detention, asylum seekers and for various other situations.  The most desired locations are in the Greater Boston area with access to public transportation.

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Teams can be set up to help with expenses and transportation.  Do you have a home with a spare bedroom?  Are you interested in learning more?  Contact: Laura Wagner  lwagner@uumassaction.org

Are you feeling the call to take action?  Here’s some options for you:

  1. Join an accompaniment cluster: clusters include teams of people who are willing to: write letters or make calls of support, accompany a person to federal or district court, accompany a person to an ICE Field Office check-in, participate in a Jericho Walk or Vigil, or respond as needed. You can participate as best you’re able.  You can also join a cluster and share the needs that arise with your congregation.  There are lots of ways to take action!  Contact Laura Wagner, let me know your city/town and I will connect you to cluster in your area.  lwagner@uumassaction.org
  2. Support the people at the border: The #RefugeeCaravan has arrived at the US/Mexico border and are meeting the heavily militarized border wall with amazing demonstrations of courage, community, collective solidarity, persistence, and resistance.  US border agents are refusing to allow 150 families and children to request asylum at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, but they will not be deterred from exercising this right.

 

You can follow the caravan online and support their push for entry by calling San Ysidro Port Director Sidney Aki at (619) 690-8830 and emailing sidney.k.aki@cbp.dhs.gov  to demand that they follow the law and accept the asylum seeking families immediately!

Will you open your home?  Sign up HERE
Learn more about the impact on Children:  Separating Parents from their kids at the Border contradicts everything we know about children’s welfare, LA Times by Colleen Kraft, May 3rd

 

  1. And here’s an upcoming forum to help you learn more about what’s happening in Massachusetts:

 

Immigration Justice: Turning Values into Action

When: Tue June 5, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: First Parish in Wayland, 225 Boston Post Rd, Wayland     FLYER

 

Panel Members:

Amy Whitcomb Slemmer: Episcopal Priest and Attorney, St. Stephen’s Youth Programs

Diego Low: Metrowest Worker Center / Casa Del Trabajador

Laura Wagner: UU Mass Action

We will also be joined by a leader from the local immigrant community

 

Sponsored by the Immigration Justice Committee at First Parish and Supported by the Lydia Maria Child Fund

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