Justice for Immigrant Workers and Families

Justice for Immigrant Workers and Families

For decades, immigrants have been among the most vulnerable workers in this country, whether they have legal status or not

As a result, much of CLUE’s advocacy work centers on accompanying immigrant families when they are in jeopardy, standing with them when they speak truth to power, and supporting policies and laws that welcome them and their contributions.

CLUE works with immigrant rights organizations on several initiatives, including training rapid responders to bear witness when immigration raids occur in our neighborhoods, visiting immigrants in detention and working to bond them out, and speaking out locally and at the state level for measures that let immigrants work and worship without police harassment, whether on our sidewalks, in our ports, or anywhere in our community.

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The asylum seekers are then held in privately run immigration prisons, where they await their case decisions and have little chance of tapping any support networks or finding attorneys to represent them.

Unlike in the criminal system, people facing an immigration judge are not entitled to an attorney to represent them in court. If they can’t afford a lawyer, they face an unfamiliar system with unfamiliar laws and an unfamiliar language by themselves.

Because the family members they sought to rejoin may also not have legal status, there is often no one to visit the asylum seekers. Trained CLUE congregation members travel in groups or on their own to visit and talk with these asylum seekers, to provide a listening ear and an understanding heart.

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Our Resources

Join us for Giants of Justice!

Join us for an inspiring breakfast and awards ceremony that celebrates the transformative power of solidarity and raises much needed funds to fuel an organized, connected, interfaith movement for justice!

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Sign On then Join Us for Memorial Day Gun Violence Vigil

Monday, May 30, 2022 10 a.m. to noon
200 N. Spring S. Los Angeles CA 90012 (City Hall West)
Where Do We Go From Here?
On Memorial Day May 30, 2022, 10am-12pm, the Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), SCLC, BEND THE ARC along with Clergy 4 Black Lives & NAACP-SFV and Black Jewish Justice Alliance (BJJA) will hold an Ecumenical and Interfaith community vigil to Honor the Lives of the souls lost at the recent Buffalo, Laguna Woods & Uvalde shootings and to remember in reverence all victims of white supremacist ideology and violence.

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Join us for Architects of Justice!

Join us for an inspiring evening to benefit CLUE and fuel the organized, connected interfaith movement of justice in Orange County. Early Bird Tickets are available for a limited time only. Plus sponsorships and tribute ads for honorees Kingspan Light & Air Workers, Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, and special guest Rev. James M. Lawson Jr.

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April 2022 Email Digest

During the worst of the COVID pandemic, our sisters and brothers who work in the grocery chains kept the shelves stocked, worked as cashiers, and staffed the deli and meat counters. In short, they helped us get our food. They did this at real risk to their own health. Some of them died.

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