IMIrJ, the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice accompanies and equips communities and people of faith to advance immigrant justice through direct accompaniment of immigrants facing detention and deportation, policy advocacy at local, state and national levels, and prophetic action. Founded in 2006, IMIrJ is in relationship with leaders from over 140 congregations throughout the state of Oregon.
We are an organization made up diverse faith communities, faith leaders, and individuals called by our conscience to respond actively and publicly to the suffering of our immigrant brothers and sisters in the U.S. due to unjust immigration policies.Through advocacy, accompaniment, and organizing, we expose the harm that these policies and actions inflict on the entire community and take radical action for the transformation of power, providing real opportunities to take action for change. Just as we open our hearts to provide welcome and accompaniment to people facing persecution and oppression, we open our doors to offer Sanctuary for immigrants faced with family separation, detention, and/or deportation.
IMIrJ Board of Directors / Mesa Directiva:
Incoming Executive Director, Alaide Vilchis Ibarra
starting January 2019
Sarah Loose, Senior Lead Organizer (email@example.com)
Abby Curry, Administrative Assistant
IMIrJ is a 501c3 organization: EIN 26-3396186
IMIrJ's work plan and three, part-time staff positions are funded primarily by annual individual and faith community membership contributions. We also receive support via individual donations from appeal campaigns and special fundraising events.
For 2017-2018, we are also grateful for financial support from the MRG Foundation.
1704 NE 43rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97213
OUR COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL ALLIES
IMIrJ is part of a vibrant network of groups working for immigrant justice across Oregon and the Northwest region. Our partners include:
OUR NATIONAL ALLIES