Peace and alternatives to war, hunger and world development, urban affairs, prisons and criminal justice, refugee displacement and immigration, community conflict resolution, and opportunities for youth have been the focus of the AFSC’s New York Metropolitan Region for decades.
89 Market St., 6th floor Newark, NJ 07102 (973) 643-1924
The Bergen County Sanctuary Committee is a model community-based alternative to detention. It is a coalition of religious communities, human rights organizations, and other groups and individuals who have joined together to provide support and services for asylum seekers who are released from detention. Among the services they provide are: housing, medical care, financial support, educational opportunities, language instruction, transportation, recreation, and liaison with attorneys. 687 Larch Avenue, Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-5187 email:
Low cost legal services for the underrepresented immigrant community is mostly what we provide;
we are also known for …organizing, networking, educating…
P.O. Box 2693 Plainfield, NJ 07060 732-748-1111 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Refugee & Immigration Assistance program provides assistance to clients with immigration problems by providing inexpensive fee-for-service legal assistance in all phases of immigration and naturalization proceedings, representation in deportation or exclusion proceedings before the Immigration Court, and assistance in any matter involving immigration and citizenship.
590 North 7th Street Newark, NJ 07107
The Detention Watch Network (DWN) is a national coalition of organizations and individuals working to educate the public and policy makers about the U.S. immigration detention and deportation system and advocate for humane reform so that all who come to our shores receive fair and humane treatment.
1325 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 200 Washington, D.C. 20005 202/393-1044 x 227
Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) is a national nonprofit working to end the isolation and abuse of people in U.S. civil immigration detention. CIVIC was founded on the belief that true immigration detention reform can only be achieved through broad civic engagement. CIVIC is composed of an extremely diverse and experienced coalition of local community members, religious leaders, university students, and grassroots supporters. In 2012, CIVIC’s co-founders Christina Fialho and Christina Mansfield were awarded the prestigious Echoing Green Fellowship, which is given to the world’s top emerging social entrepreneurs.
NEW JERSEY DREAM ACT COALITION
A Coalition of NJ college graduates who came to the U.S. as minor children. The organization supports passage of the Dream Act:
The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) is a bill that, if passed, would allow a student up to 6 years of legal residence.
PASSAIC COUNTY COALITION FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS
Los defensores de los Inmigrantes en NJ respaldan el Día de Acción en todo el Estado, para hacer un llamado al fin de las detenciones masivas de inmigrantes y la cooperación de I.C.E y la policía
Pax Christi, New Jersey
This is the glog for Pax Christi NJ: working to bring about non-violent social change through prayer, study and action. An affiliated group of Pax Christi USA, representing the Catholic Peace Movement in the United States.
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SOJOURNERS OF RIVERSIDE CHURCH
Founded in 1999, The Sojourner Detention Visitor Program recruits, trains, transports and mentors volunteers to visit and befriend asylum seekers and other non-criminal, non-citizens held at the Elizabeth Detention Center, a windowless converted warehouse near Newark Airport in New Jersey.
St. Joseph’s is a place where the homeless and the poor are welcomed as our brothers and sisters.
…they come to us in need. And we strive to serve them with compassion and love.
…a community that unites city and suburbs, poor and affluent, young and old, and people of all colors.
…a place where hearts are touched and consciousness raised among many, so that together we can begin to build a more just society where all people can live in peace.
118 Division St. Elizabeth, NJ 07201 908-352-2989