Refugees, Immigration and Sanctuary*
resources for church leadership
Excerpt from Summer 2017 issue of Iowa Connections, featuring articles on Sanctuary
About Sacred Resistance from the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles
Advisory to Nonprofit Organizations and Social Service Providers Regarding Immigration Enforcement from the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. Includes a sample protocol regarding interactions with immigration agencies.
Sanctuary Legal Considerations for Parishes webinar by Mary Kostel for the Diocese of Washington
"Plan for Compassion" in The Living Church
Explore the small group curriculum, Discovering and Living God’s Heart for Immigrants: A Guide to Welcoming the Stranger, available from World Relief.
resources for those in need
Know your Rights in several languages
Tips on how to respond to inquiries from Immigration agents from the ACLU of Iowa
List of Immigration Attorneys, Aborgados de Inmagración in Iowa provided by the American Friends Service Committee
Advice from the Department of Homeland Security on avoiding immigration scams
Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project: Funds raised will be distributed to community members in need of legal bond and representation. Bonding out our neighbors detained by immigration and connecting them with lawyers gives them the best chance at remaining members of our community and helps keep families together. Average bail is $5,000 to $7,000.
*This resource list is made available by the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa for educational purposes only. The opinions, ideas and advice expressed in these documents do not necessarily reflect the policies of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa, nor should they be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney.