Immigrant Action Group

"Those who go forth ministering to the wants and necessities of their fellow human beings experience a rich return, their souls being as a watered garden, as a spring that faileth not."

Lucretia Mott, 1850

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.

Opportunities for Action Change Rapidly

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 list below of local and national organizations that strongly support immigrants.)

Watch the Meeting’s Weekly Digest for news of immediate needs.

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COVID-19 ACTION: Share your stimulus check

The discrepancy between those who have enough and those who do not is once again emphasized by COVID-19. Consider sharing your stimulus check (or making a donation) in one or more ways.

1. Organizations are providing an opportunity for those who can afford to share their stimulus checks to do so. Follow your heart as you can.

See organizations listed below!

2. 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 Allliance, 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!

3. There are other possibilities for sharing your stimulus check —be sure they are genuine!

Local Organizations

    • Adelante | or visit on Facebook Santa Fe Public Schools’ service to homeless students and their families

    • ACLU-New Mexico

    • Connect 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.

    • Encuentro Our mission is to transform New Mexico into a thriving community for all of its residents.

    • Gerard’s House 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.

    • La Familia provides expert medical, dental and behavioral health services to all individuals and families, regardless of income or ability to pay.

    • New Mexico Immigrant Law Center

    • Santa Fe Dreamers Project | or visit on Facebook

    • 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.

    • Somos Un Pueblo Unido | or visit on Facebook Somos works to protect the human rights of everyone irrespective of where they are born or what documents they carry.

National Organizations

More Information

Food Resources for Santa Fe -- Volunteer, donate, or spread the word

  • Adelante, Santa Fe Public Schools' service to homeless students and their families, publishes a monthly list of food distribution points.

Santa Fe: Food resources/recursos de comida January/enero 2021

SFPS: FREE breakfast and lunch for children age 1-18, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45AM-12:45PM drive-up at these schools: Atalaya, Carlos Gilbert, Cesar Chavez, Chaparral, Milagro, Nava, Ortiz, Pinon, Ramirez Thomas, Salazar. Monday and Tuesday meals will be distributed on Monday. Wednesday and Thursday meals will be distributed on Wednesday. Friday and Saturday meals will be distributed on Friday. Meals will also be distributed Monday, Wednesday, Friday at school bus stops, visit for information ● desayuno y almuerzo GRATIS para niños entre 1-18 años, lunes, miércoles y viernes 10:45am-12:45pm, servicio al auto en las escuelas: Atalaya, Carlos Gilbert, Cesar Chavez, Chaparral, Milagro, Nava, Ortiz, Pinon, Ramirez Thomas, Salazar. Las comidas de lunes y martes se distribuirán el lunes. Las comidas de miércoles y jueves se distribuirán el miércoles. Las comidas de viernes y sábados se distribuirán los viernes. También habrá distribución de desayuno y almuerzo en paradas del camión escolar los lunes, miércoles, y viernes, visite para información.

Food Depot (1222 A Siler Rd 87507, 471-1633): food on Thursday January 14th and 28th 7-9AM ● comida el jueves 14 y 28 de enero 7-9am.

Santa Fe Place Mall/Food Depot (4250 Cerrillos Rd 87507): food Saturday January 9th and 23rd 8-10AM, enter on Zafarano Rd ● comida sábado 9 y 23 de enero 8-10am, entre por Zafarano Rd.

Santa Fe YouthWorks: free grab n go meals Monday-Friday from 1:30-3:30 PM at Franklin Miles Park, Alto Park, and Swan Park while supplies last ● comidas gratis para llevar de lunes a viernes de 1:30-3:30 pm en los parques Franklin Miles, Alto, y Swan mientras duran las reservas.

Bag N’ Hand Food Pantry (1200 Old Pecos Trl 87505, 982-5397): box of food, drive-up service on Tuesdays 10AM-12PM, enter on Barcelona St. ● caja de comida, servicio al auto los martes 10am-12pm, entre por la calle Barcelona

Alas de Agua (1520 Center Dr 87506, Box of food on Wednesday mornings, visit fb page for schedule caja de comida los miércoles por la mañana, visite la página de fb para el horario.

Santa Maria de La Paz (11 College Ave 87508, 473-4200): one box of food per month in the office, open from Mondays to Thursdays 9AM-2PM. Call office before going to verify schedule. Bring an ID (from any state or country) with your name and address on it ● una caja de comida al mes en la oficina, abierta de lunes a jueves 9am-2pm. Llame a la oficina antes de llegar para verificar el horario. Traiga una ID (de cualquier estado o país) con su nombre y dirección.

Bienvenidos Outreach (511 5th St 87505, 986-0583): daily sack lunch or a box of food every 15 days, open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 8AM-1PM. Bring a picture ID (from any state or country) and proof of physical residence such as an electric or water bill if it’s your first time ● almuerzo en bolsa diario o una caja de comida cada 15 días, abiertos los lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves 8am-1pm. Traiga una ID con foto (de cualquier estado o país) y comprobante de domicilio físico como un recibo de la luz si es su primera vez.

Guadalupe Church (417 Agua Fria St 87501, 983-8868): sack lunches Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 11AM-12PM ● almuerzo en bolsa los lunes, miércoles, viernes 11am-12pm.

San Isidro Church (3552 Agua Fria St 87507, 471-0710): Box of food every other Tuesday (January 5th, 19th, etc.) at 4 PM until they run out ● caja de comida cada otro martes (5 de enero, 19 de enero, etc.) a las 4pm hasta que se acaban.

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

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