Immigrant Action Group

Images from Israel Haros Lopez' Borderland Songs

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.  

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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.

Update: On Jun 8 only, the Immigrant Action Group will meet virtually only from 6:00-7:30 pm. Otherwise, the Immigrant Action Group is meeting in person, as indicated in the text below. The Zoom coordinates for the Jun 8 meeting are attached below:

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Meeting ID: 856 0160 4150

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+1 669 444 9171 US

Recent change as of Apr 2023:

From May through September of 2023, the Immigrant Action Group will meet in person only from 6:00-8:00 pm on the first Thursday of each month at the Giltrow house, 216 Alta Vista St. If people have questions, they can contact Peggy Giltrow at 505-988-4751 or

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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.

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Why we care... how we care

Santa Fe Monthly Meeting Minute on Immigration

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