Immigrant Action Group
Needs are great and opportunities abound to help make a positive difference in the lives of our immigrant neighbors in Santa Fe and to support those seeking refuge in this country.
Santa Fe has been home to a thriving immigrant community for decades (ok, centuries). Workers, entrepreneurs, blended families, Dreamers, children born here struggle to grow, succeed and contribute to Santa Fe. All live with daily fear of deportation, separation and loss. Now with COVID-19 there is increased fear of sickness, death, hunger and an even greater chance of homelessness.
Since conditions change rapidly a great way to keep informed is to sign up for newsletters or email from your favorite organizations.
Check out the opportunities for action list below of local and national organizations that strongly support immigrants.
Immigrant Action Group Zoom meetings
First Thursday of every month 6 p.m.
Join Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/259174729
Meeting ID: 259 174 729
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,259174729# US (San Jose)
Phone: +1 669 900 6833 US (meeting ID: 259 174 729)
Watch the Meeting’s Weekly Digest for news of immediate needs.
Opportunities for action
The discrepancy between those who have enough and those who do not is once again emphasized by COVID-19. Follow your heart as you can.
Make a difference NOW! 💕
Share your stimulus check
Share My Check Santa Fe is a campaign to encourage as many people as possible to give all, or part of, their federal stimulus check to a fund set up to redistribute money directly to those who won't be receiving a check. Earth Care/YUCCA/Poder Familiar, Red Nation, DSA-SF, SF Dreamers Project, Communities in Schools, Interfaith Leadership Alliance, Santa Fe Faith Network for Immigrant Justice and Fathers New Mexico are cooperating organizations. This fund, under the umbrella of Santa Fe Mutual Aid, is part of a network of rapid response mutual-aid funds and long-term grassroots movement building organizations.
Go to Share My Check Santa Fe!
There are other possibilities for sharing your stimulus check —be sure they are genuine!
Volunteer, donate, or spread the word! 💕
Local action and support
CONNECT is a network of navigators at clinics, community organizations, and city and county programs who who link people to services and resources in our community.
Our mission is to transform New Mexico into a thriving community for all of its residents.
Nuestra Jornada provides weekly support groups for Latino immigrant students in Santa Fe schools who are grieving the death of—or separation from—a parent or family member.
Provides expert medical, dental and behavioral health services to all individuals and families, regardless of income or ability to pay.
Santa Fe Faith Network for Immigrant Justice (Facebook)
A grassroots collaborative of people of many faiths in Santa Fe, NM, amplifying the efforts of local immigration leaders.
Santa Fe Mutual Aid
community support and organization for resource sharing, information dissemination, and resilience-building.
Border action and support
National action and information
Immigration Justice Campaign
Attorneys, a broad network of pro bono allies and other volunteers working to end immigrant detention and provide due process.
American Friends Service Committee
Key issues include defending immigrant rights and creating inclusive communities.
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Quaker advocacy for the world we seek.
Guided by our Jewish values and history, we bring more than 139 years of expertise to our work with refugees.
Why we care... how we care
Santa Fe Monthly Meeting Minute
Equality, community and integrity are foundations of Quaker belief. Therefore, as immigrants and refugees in our community encounter trials such as family separation, incarceration, internment and deportation, Santa Fe Monthly Meeting is called to put these beliefs into action. We will support these neighbors in their daily lives, providing aid, companionship, friendship and safety in whatever ways we are able.
We affirm the right of refugees from all types of violence to apply for asylum in this country, including those whose lives are threatened by gang violence, rape, and domestic violence and abuse. We affirm the right of those seeking asylum to be treated with respect, dignity, and due process during the application procedures. We call upon the government of the United States to honor its legal obligations under the Refugee Act of 1980 and the 1967 United Nations Protocol on Refugees to provide protection to those who qualify as refugees.
We recognize that our national immigration system is in dire need of attention, funding and fixing. We advocate for local, state and national policies that live up to our values, calling for meaningful, lasting immigration system reform.
Quaker Minute on Immigration, Approved 11/18/2018