This program IS for those immigrants who have already been identified by ICE for possible deportation and have to appear in Immigration Court or to check-in with ICE. The program IS NOT intended for immigrants of any legal status who do not have to appear in court or check-in with ICE.
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. We are opening sanctuary spaces on every block where people can feel safe and welcome.