Angela wins case against deportation order!

After living in Sanctuary for 58 days, Angela Navarro stopped her final deportation order! Thank you the thousands of immigrants, allies, and people of faith who organized in support of Angela and all in deportation.

Angela wrote a community prayer to end deportations and support those in Sanctuary:

Damos gracias a Dios porque ganamos la campana de Angela. We thank God because we won Angela’s campaign.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos! [We’ll keep fighting, justice for all!]
Por todos los que se unieron a luchar por mi campana. For everyone who united in my campaign
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Porque la campana fue un éxito. Because the campaign was a success.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Por vivir tanto tiempo en una desobediencia civil sin poder salir de la iglesia. For living so long in civil disobedience without leaving the church.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Para todos en Santuario. For everyone in Sanctuary.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Por Rosa en Santuario en Tucson. For Rosa in Sanctuary in Tucson.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Por Misael en Santuario en Phoenix. For Misael in Sanctuary in Phoenix.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Por Arturo en Santuario en Denver. For Arturo in Sanctuary in Denver.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Por vivir 11 an~os en las sombras por su orden de deportación. For living 11 years in the shadows because of a deportation order.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Por todos que todavía no son libres por tener una orden de deportación. For all who are not free because of a deportation order.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Para que Inmigracion cancele todas las deportación. So that Immigration cancels all deportations.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Por el sufrimiento de las familias. For the suffering of families.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Por los niños que son afectados por la deportación de sus padres. For the children affected by the deportation of their parents.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Por los niños que siguen cruzando la frontera. For the kids who continue to cross the border.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Por los que mueren tratando de cruzar la frontera. For those who die trying to cross the desert.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Para los niños que no tienen oportunidad. For the children that don’t have any opportunities.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Para terminar con la violencia en Philadelphia, Honduras y todo el mundo. To end violence in Philadelphia, Honduras, and throughout the world.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Para que haya paz y tranquilidad. So that there’s peace and tranquility.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Para que nos traten igual. So that we’re all treated equally.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Para que haya leyes justas. So that there are just laws.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Para que todo mundo se una a la lucha. So that everyone joins in the struggle
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Por la solidaridad de los hermanos. For solidarity as brothers and sisters.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Por la fe que nos une. For the faith that unites us.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Para crear comunidades mas sanas. To create healthier communities.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
En los pasos de Dr. Martin Luther King y todos los líderes que luchen por los derechos civiles. In the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King and all leaders for civil rights.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Porque todos somos hijos de Dios y merecemos mejores oportunidades. Because we’re all children of God and deserve better opportunities.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!
Nos mantendremos luchando hasta que ganemos igualdad, paz, y no más deportaciones. We will keep fighting until we achieve equality, peace, and an end to deportations.
Seguimos luchando, justicia para todos!

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NSM works to lift the skills of the affected community and dismantle systems of oppression while promoting systems of mutual support, collective liberation, and respect for all people, which is why we provide interpretation services, respect childcare needs, schedule our sessions during times that work best for members who work multiple jobs or cannot meet in person, and allow members to inform us about their individual needs before meetings.
The community leads our work at every level to eliminate unnecessary barriers and meet the varied needs of our members.

Leadership Development

Our Leadership Development Program is a step in recruiting and training new leaders and training. The program blends the skills and experiences members bring from their home countries with NSM’s signature faith-rooted and anti-racist organizing model.

We have curricula for each level of membership, which includes workshops on the history of detention, community organizing, nonviolent protest, campaign strategy, and ongoing anti-racism training. Our programming encourages immigrant leaders to find their voice, understand the power of collective resistance, and join a community of immigrant leaders fighting for transformational systemic changes rooted in social and economic justice.

Leading this initiative is Bertha Murcia, one of NSM's Community Organizers. She is an alumna of NSM’s Promotoras de Justicia immigrant leadership program and oversees member engagement.

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NSM’s organizing efforts emphasize community building, inviting people to new roles, deepening Black and Brown solidarity, long-term leadership development, and impactful campaigns.

We build a base of people from our 33 congregations and Accompaniment Team and direct that people-power to fight specific campaigns. Staff members work with immigrant members to choose our campaigns, guide our strategies, lead events, and ensure our work is focused on meeting the needs of Philadelphia’s various immigrant communities.

Having a hands-on role in changing policy allows our members to gain a sense of empowerment, confidence, and self-respect. Empowering immigrants of color to organize collectively is part of NSM’s long haul work to create a people-powered movement for immigrant justice.