New Sanctuary Coalition

Standing in Solidarity with Families and Communities

since 2007

NEW SANCTUARY NEEDS YOU!

No one can create sanctuary alone. It takes a community. The vital and varied work of New Sanctuary is done every day by hundreds of volunteers with all kinds of talents and strengths. We always need more volunteers because the work is never done. The government’s unreasoned attacks on immigrants grow and we grow to meet the needs.

Here are links to many of the ways you can help. Pick one. Pick more than one. We’ll provide any needed training. You provide the people power.

  • Pro Se Clinic New Volunteer Orientation

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    NYU law school - Orientation location can vary a bit by week; we'll email you with the specific details.

    New Sanctuary Coalition runs a weekly clinic staffed by non-attorney volunteers and supervised by experienced immigrants rights organizers and immigration lawyers. You do not need prior experience to participate; we will train you. The clinic helps people identify ways to get relief from deportation and detention; access other immigration-related benefits; understand their rights so they can fight their own case; apply for asylum; prepare for court appearances or interviews; and much more. 

    We're seeing tremendous growth in the number of immigrants  the people we call “friends,” not clients — seeking help and we're looking for new volunteers. Join us for training, and we'll continue training you and supporting you as you help our friends at our weekly clinic.

    New volunteers - join us for a pre-clinic orientation. We'll go over the essentials of clinic and pair you with an experienced team or teammate for clinic.

    Our clinic runs from 6-9.

  • Pro Se Clinic Interpreting Training

    Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    5 Washington Place in New York, NY

    The New Sanctuary Coalition runs a weekly pro se asylum clinic staffed by non-attorney volunteers and supervised by experienced immigrants rights organizers and immigration lawyers. Interpreting is central to the work we do at the clinic. It is also a unique and difficult task with high demands on the interpreter, intellectually, linguistically, as well as emotionally. This training, led by Aída Martínez-Gómez, Assistant Professor of Legal Translation and Interpreting at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, will provide tools to help you in this invaluable work, both pertaining directly to the process itself and the self-care necessary as you convey traumatic stories.

    The interpreting training will take place on March 28, 6-8 PM at NYU, with exact location to be announced. All clinic interpreters, current and prospective, are highly encouraged to attend. Our most common need is for interpreters who speak Spanish, but we also sometimes work with people who speak Haitian Kréyole, French, Russian, and Arabic, among other languages. Please sign up here to secure your spot. 

    The pro se asylum clinic takes place every Tuesday from 6-9 PM at NYU Law School. 

  • Accompaniment Training

    Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst, NY

    The New Sanctuary Coalition (NSC) accompaniment program recruits and trains volunteers to accompany people facing deportation to their immigration hearings and ICE check-ins. This provides moral support to the person facing deportation and enables volunteers to hold immigration authorities accountable. Standing in solidarity with migrants facing deportation also demonstrates to immigration judges, ICE officers, and government attorneys that there is a community mobilized against their deportation. NSC accompanies hundreds of people a year.

    The Immigration Accompaniment Program helps support families who are going through the immigration process in 3 ways:

    • PROVIDES A SUPPORT STRUCTURE to strengthen those caught in immigration proceedings
    • KEEPS FAMILY MEMBERS INFORMED at every step of the process as their loved ones move forward
    • HOLDS LEGAL OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE for providing accurate information and serving due process

    It is a concrete way to extend sanctuary for the most vulnerable among us. Sanctuary is not a physical entity but the spaces wherein all of us can breathe freely and in dignity.

    We are building a movement that cares and protects the other, not matter where they are from or who they are.

    How does it work?  Once you're trained you become part of the accompaniment program. You'll learn about upcoming accompaniments and can sign up for time slots and locations that work for you.

  • Accompaniment Training

    Thursday, April 04, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    The New Sanctuary Coalition (NSC) accompaniment program recruits and trains volunteers to accompany people facing deportation to their immigration hearings and ICE check-ins. This provides moral support to the person facing deportation and enables volunteers to hold immigration authorities accountable. Standing in solidarity with migrants facing deportation also demonstrates to immigration judges, ICE officers, and government attorneys that there is a community mobilized against their deportation. NSC accompanies hundreds of people a year.

    The Immigration Accompaniment Program helps support families who are going through the immigration process in 3 ways:

    • PROVIDES A SUPPORT STRUCTURE to strengthen those caught in immigration proceedings
    • KEEPS FAMILY MEMBERS INFORMED at every step of the process as their loved ones move forward
    • HOLDS LEGAL OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE for providing accurate information and serving due process

    It is a concrete way to extend sanctuary for the most vulnerable among us. Sanctuary is not a physical entity but the spaces wherein all of us can breathe freely and in dignity.

    We are building a movement that cares and protects the other, not matter where they are from or who they are.

    How does it work?  Once you're trained you become part of the accompaniment program. You'll learn about upcoming accompaniments and can sign up for time slots and locations that work for you.

  • Accompaniment Training

    Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    The New Sanctuary Coalition (NSC) accompaniment program recruits and trains volunteers to accompany people facing deportation to their immigration hearings and ICE check-ins. This provides moral support to the person facing deportation and enables volunteers to hold immigration authorities accountable. Standing in solidarity with migrants facing deportation also demonstrates to immigration judges, ICE officers, and government attorneys that there is a community mobilized against their deportation. NSC accompanies hundreds of people a year.

    The Immigration Accompaniment Program helps support families who are going through the immigration process in 3 ways:

    • PROVIDES A SUPPORT STRUCTURE to strengthen those caught in immigration proceedings
    • KEEPS FAMILY MEMBERS INFORMED at every step of the process as their loved ones move forward
    • HOLDS LEGAL OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE for providing accurate information and serving due process

    It is a concrete way to extend sanctuary for the most vulnerable among us. Sanctuary is not a physical entity but the spaces wherein all of us can breathe freely and in dignity.

    We are building a movement that cares and protects the other, not matter where they are from or who they are.

    How does it work?  Once you're trained you become part of the accompaniment program. You'll learn about upcoming accompaniments and can sign up for time slots and locations that work for you.

    This training is being hosted by NYU as part of Ally Week but is also open to the general public.

     

    If you're a member of the NYU community please sign up here.