National Immigration Reform

Organizing in Chester County, Southeast PA

During summer and fall of 2013, New Sanctuary Movement served as the lead organizers in Southeast Pennsylvania for comprehensive immigration reform, along with our partners at the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC). We focused on pushing Representative Pat Meehan (R) to support national immigration reform legislation. We  built a coalition, led rallies, marches, lobby […]

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Public action to end 40 days of fasting, action, and prayer

At the end of the 40 days of action, fasting, and prayer, we held a public action and “break the fast” at member congregation Arch St UMC. The 125 people who fasted, and many more supporters, came together to eat, pray, share stories, and renew our commitment to the continued fight for immigrant justice. As

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40 Days Action: Bread delivery to Mayor, Senator

As an action for the “40 Days of Action, Fasting, and Prayer campaign,” we held actions at Philadelphia City Hall and at the office of Senator Toomey. We delivered bread made by undocumented workers in Philadelphia to demonstrate how much immigrants contribute to our city and country; demand that Toomey support immigration reform; and demand

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40 Days Action: Independence Day “Un-barbecue”

As a part of the “40 Days of Action, Fasting, and Prayer” campaign, we held an “un-barbecue” action on Independence Mall on July 3. Standing in front of the Liberty Bell and the building where the Constitution was signed, we called attention to the lack of liberty and justice for immigrants in the  U.S. because

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Launch: 40 Days of Fasting, Action, and Prayer

As immigration reform is debated in Washington DC, hundreds of immigrants are deported out of Philadelphia because Mayor Nutter, District Attorney Williams, and President Judge Neifield give federal immigration officials a license to access to the Philadelphia Police Department’s database. This summer, we hold 40 days of action, fasting, and prayer to demand that: The

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New Sanctuary Statement on Immigration Reform

We call for immigration reform that is inclusive of all people, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, education level, language, criminal history, economic status and immigration status. As an interfaith organization, we draw upon the powerful teachings of our faith traditions to love our neighbor, welcome the stranger and work for justice for all. Therefore,

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