Labor Union Resolution
Statewide organizational sign-on letter
New Sanctuary Movement
The New Sanctuary Movement has united a growing number of faith groups behind a stand of conscience - to defend immigrant families from being torn apart by deportations.
Families who have resisted deportation orders have taken public sanctuary in California, New York and Chicago and over 30 New Sanctuary Coalitions across the country support immigrant families through advocacy and organizing in many forms.
In the Milwaukee area, several congregations have made the decision to formally join the New Sanctuary Movement. Each of them has committed to publicly support the principles of the movement, and to provide advocacy and support to families facing deportation.
Faith groups protest at ICE offices
In Milwaukee, the New Sanctuary Movement hold a monthly interfaith prayer vigil outside the local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office.
At the outset of the vigils in 2008, Rich Reinhardt, New Sanctuary Movement Coordinator, declared : “We will stand in solidarity with immigrants, those deported, and their families in calling for a more just immigration policy in our country and asking ICE to uphold the basic human rights of all people.”
The lunchtime vigils - now into their third year - are held on the first Thursday of every month, starting at 12 noon, at the ICE office at 310 E. Knapp Street.
For more information, please contact Nancy Flores, local New Sanctuary Movement coordinator, at (414) 643-1620 x 208
Myths & Facts
Myth: Immigrants come here to take welfare
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