Providing hospitality to low-income immigrants with legal services, advocacy, & education September, 2019
Which side are you on?
It has never been more difficult for migrants to seek asylum in the United States.
Tens of thousands of asylum seekers face “metering” lines in cities like Tijuana, where they must wait for weeks on the streets and in shelters to simply have the chance to interview with an asylum officer at the border.
Thousands more immigrants who have already passed their “credible fear interview” have been sent back to dangerous conditions in Mexico to await their day in court, without a place to live, not to mention access to an attorney.
Nearly every week we learn of new policy changes from the Trump administration—many likely illegal and being challenged in court—that further narrow the path to asylum for individuals and families fleeing persecution. Asylum seekers who have broken no laws are held indefinitely in deplorable conditions in detention facilities.
For those of us committed to serving the most vulnerable immigrants, these can be heartbreaking and demoralizing times.
And yet, we have been heartened by supporters who continue to see America as a land of justice and not oppression. Friends who believe that desperate men, women, and children seeking safety should, at the very least, have their fair day in court.
We are grateful that so many people of faith, like you, will not deter people from fleeing for their lives, but will instead welcome them.
By providing at-risk migrants with urgently needed immigration legal services, the Justice for Our Neighbors network fulfills a small, but vital, role in serving our asylum-seeking neighbors. Watch our new two-minute video below to learn more!
Your donation toward this critical work will provide a future of safety and hope for those seeking security within our country.
National Justice for Our Neighbors
We rely on the financial commitments of congregations, organizations, and individuals. We appreciate and welcome your support of this ministry. To make a financial contribution, go to the New England Justice for Our Neighbors -- Donation page on our website. You may also send contributions to: New England Justice for Our Neighbors, Belmont-Watertown UMC c/o Jocelyn Milton, 421 Common St, Belmont, MA 02478. Thank you for your ongoing support.