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.
Shut Down Adelanto
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
- 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.4 May 2022
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.
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.
Grocery Workers Win * Architects of Justice Early Bird Tickets * Black and Brown Clergy and Community Coalition Supports County Workers * Boycott Chateau Marmont and more
Grocery Workers across So Cal continue to demand decent pay and fair scheduling even as they ponder a decision to strike.
A January 2022 Economic Roundtable report highlighted the desperate plights of grocery workers including low-wages and last-minute scheduling that sends them scrambling to find childcare and transportation. The study is a lot to digest, but the bottom line is this: Kroger (Ralphs/Food 4 Less) is extracting profit and exploiting workers to maximize CEO pay and
As global turmoil continues to dominate headlines, we pray for peace across the world (because we must). And we work to create justice here in our backyard (because we can).
Indeed, CLUE supporters are engaging in the vital local work of organizing for just and fair workplaces all across Southern California.