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.

A Larger, Fairer Economy

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Double Your Impact Today

Your gift (up to $2,000) will be matched dollar for dollar on #GivingTuesday only. Double your impact and ensure that workers like Micaias do not struggle for justice alone in the coming year. Dear Friends,   Jose Preciado’s life has been transformed with the help of CLUE supporters like you.   But Micaias Pacheco is

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The Changes We Have Just Achieved Are Huge

A Testimonial from Jose Preciado, Lead Cook at Laguna Cliffs Marriott “We had so many brothers and sisters behind us, pastors and faith community, who were up there when we needed them at protests at the hotel. God talked to us and said, ‘You are not alone anymore. I promise to stay with you.’” –

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A Thanksgiving Message from the E.D.

Dear Friend,   I wanted to drop you a quick video note of thanks as you celebrate this holiday weekend. Watch the Video Here Thank you for being a part of the movement to create a more sacred and just society as a member of CLUE.   We are in this together across regions and

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September 2021 Newsletter

If you read nothing else, read this:
More than 100 members of the Shut Down Adelanto Coalition met virtually to hear about the harsh conditions and urgent need to close the for-profit immigrant detention center. |
Clergy and community members are hopeful that efforts to secure fair wages and protections Port Truck Drivers are about to pay off. Read about the community-wide effort to pass three new state bills. |
After 10 months of nonstop struggle, 800 NUHW members at medical centers across Orange County won a new contract that offers living wages and a more sustainable workload. Workers are saying THANK YOU!

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November 2021: Updates from Across the Southland

Kingspan sheet metal workers go public with their campaign for safer working conditions. Disney workers hold a town hall to expose Disney’s inclination toward paying poverty wages. Catch up with the efforts to block the re-opening and expansion of the James A. Musick detention facility, and more!

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Long Beach and South Bay Update November 2021

Our People Our Port Coalition CLUE has been working closely with LAANE and a part of the coalition Our People Our Port, to fight for fair wages and protections for port truck drivers. Since the beginning of the year, we have been advocating for two-state bills, SB 338, AB 794, to create consequences for law-breaking

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