The New Sanctuary Coalition

After our recent discussion of Ascension being a short-term sanctuary, several have asked what more can they do. The New Sanctuary Coalition has two very concrete ways you can get involved, with frequent training opportunities for both:

(1) Pro Se Clinic – The clinic helps people identify ways to get relief from deportation and detention; access other immi-gration-related benefits; understand their rights so they can fight their own case; apply for asylum; prepare for court appearances or interviews; and much more. Prior knowledge/experience not needed! See this link

(2) Accompaniment Training – This program 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. See this link