2017
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The New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC is an interfaith network of congregations, organizations, and individuals standing in solidarity with communities resisting detention and deportation with the goal of keeping families together. It recognizes that unjust global and systematic economic relationships and racism form the basis of the profound injustices that affect immigrants and seeks reform of United States immigration laws and practices to promote fairness, social and economic justice. Citizen volunteers play a unique role in helping to prevent detention and deportation related to issues of seeking asylum, applying for legal status, providing support and thereby preventing breakup of families due to harsh, inconsistent and punitive actions by the U.S. government and its agents. U.S. citizens play a critically important role in this movement. U.S. citizens will learn specific actions and measures they can take to assure that human and civil rights are maintained for individuals, families and the immigrant community in general and help welcome immigrants facing injustice here and abroad.