On January 2, 2016, the Obama Administration began a series of deportation raids targeting Central American refugee families who fled...
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 Angela's Sanctuary Case after 58 Days of Civil Disobedience
- 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.
NSM Member Angela Navarro, who lived with a final deportation order for 12 years, moved into member congregation West Kensington Ministry and did not leave church property until she stopped her final deportation order. Through the civil disobedience of entering Sanctuary, supported by hundreds of NSM members, Angela took critical leadership to fight for her fundamental right to remain with her family and demand that President Obama end all deportations.
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
On Monday, April 11, we went to the Pennsylvania capitol, Harrisburg, for the annual lobby day with the Pennsylvania Immigration...