Recently, VICE attended one of our Sanctuary in the Streets Raid Response trainings: “Churches have been sheltering people fleeing persecution...
Affected immigrants decide our goals and plan our strategy. Citizen allies support and accompany immigrants in the struggle.
We organize member congregations from diverse faith backgrounds who come together around shared faith values.
Inspired by peaceful movements for social change, we confront violent structures with bold compassion and courageous love.
- Ended All Police - ICE Collaboration in Philadelphia
- Won 13 Immigration Cases Through Long-Term Accompaniment
As part of the Philadelphia Family Unity Network coalition, New Sanctuary Movement successfully ended collaboration between all Philadelphia city officials and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the deportation wing of the federal government. Thanks to our hard-won victory, countless immigrant families in Philadelphia remain together and are safer from deportation.
New Sanctuary Movement’s Accompaniment Program builds multi-year relationships between our allied congregations and our members in deportation to keep families together. Through this intensive process, 13 members have beat their deportations!
Stop the Deportation Raids
Driver’s Licenses for All in PA
Great news for the campaign for driver’s licenses for all in Pennsylvania! On June 17, 2016, after organizing for months,...
Defending Sanctuary Cities
On Monday, Oct 17th, the PA House of Representatives passed HB 1885, the Anti-Sanctuary bill, 136-55. The following week the bill...