Here are some key tasks members of this group focus on:
The next meeting of the Immigrant and Refugee Support Group will be:
Friday, September 7, 2018, 10 AM - 12 PM at the
New Hampshire Conference Center
140 Sheep Davis Road
New Hampshire faith leaders announced that they plan to trek from Manchester to Dover in a four day "Solidarity Walk for Immigrant Justice" beginning on August 22nd. Father Samuel Fuller, OFM Cap, a Franciscan Friar serving at St. Anne-St. Augustin, Manchester's most diverse parish, said "Our walk will mirror the trip an immigrant who is detained by I.C.E. takes from the Federal Building to the Strafford County Jail and possible deportation. Sadly, this is a journey several of our parishioners have already made in shackles and in fear."
The Immigrant and Refugee Support Group has received a challenge grant of $5,000 for bail bonds of immigrants currently held in jail in New Hampshire awaiting a court hearing. Bonds can cost at least $1500, but the money is refunded when the case is heard, so the funds can be re-allocated for another client.
Contributions to support this challenge should be made payable to NHCUCC with "IRSG Bond Funds" on the memo line, and mailed to the New Hampshire Conference United Church of Christ, 140 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke, NH 03275.
Would you volunteer your time to help free eligible immigrants from immigrant detention?
If so, consider attending the upcoming training designed to teach lawyers, with no immigration law expertise, how to do an immigration bond hearing. Mentoring is also provided.
Date: September 13, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Place: New England College (Concord Campus, 62 N Main St, Concord, NH 03301)
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