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Sheriff Napoleon: No ICE Detainers at Wayne County Jail

We are very happy to report that Wayne County Sheriff Napoleon has issued the following Directive for his Department concerning Immigration Detainers. The Sheriff’s Department will no longer respond to such detainers without a judicial warrant or written probable cause. We would like to congratulate Sheriff Napoleon on his decision which we sincerely believe is […]

USCCB Committee on Migration Chair Responds to Trump Administration Sanctuary City Executive Order

WASHINGTON—Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Texas and chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Migration has issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s executive order signed by President Donald Trump. The executive order would deny federal funding for jurisdictions that choose not to cooperate with federal efforts to deport undocumented immigrants. Bishop Vásquez […]

Committee on Migration Chair Strongly Opposes Administration’s Announcement to Build a Wall at U.S.-Mexico Border, Increase Detention and Deportation Forces

WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump today issued executive orders to construct a wall at the U.S./Mexico border, to significantly increase immigrant detention and deportation, and to disregard the judgment of state and local law enforcement on how best to protect their communities. The U.S./Mexico border, spanning approximately 2000 miles, already has roughly 700 miles of fencing […]

USCCB Committee on Migration Chair Strongly Opposes Executive Order Because It Harms Vulnerable Refugee and Immigrant Families

President Donald J. Trump issued today an Executive Order addressing the U.S. refugee admissions program and migration to the United States, generally. The executive order virtually shuts down the refugee admissions program for 120 days, reduces the number of refugees to be admitted to the United States this year from 110,000 to 50,000 individuals, and […]

Training: Sanctuary for Immigrant Families

January 28th, 12:00 – 3:30 PM Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI RSVP Here Immigrant families are under more threat than ever. But communities are standing up and standing together to provide Sanctuary in the case of a new wave of raids and deportations. Please join Michigan United and the Washtenaw Interfaith […]

Wendy’s Boycott in support of farm workers

Via the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) – a worker-based human rights organization internationally recognized for its achievements in the fields of social responsibility, human trafficking, and gender-based violence at work: There’s a Nationwide Boycott of Wendy’s Underway: Momentum in the Wendy’s Boycott has not only animated consumers in congregations and classrooms, but also caught the […]

Voices for a Voiceless Workforce: A Benefit for JPAC

On Thursday, June 2nd from 5:30-8 PM The Little Fleet in Traverse City hosts “Voices for a Voiceless Workforce” a benefit for the Justice Peace Advocacy Center featuring live music from SistaHood. Funds raised will help us meet the emergency, social, and integration needs of the local immigrant community. The Little Fleet is Traverse City’s food […]

JPAC Benefit Screening of Harvest

The Traverse City Ticker ran a nice feature on the Justice and Peace Advocacy Center before our May 12 benefit screening of Harvest at the State Theater. Harvest examines the plight of migrant child farmworkers by focusing on three youths as they toil around the country picking crops and there’s a trailer below: According to […]