IMIrJ ACCOMPANIMENT PROJECT
Who seeks Sanctuary?
Most Sanctuary cases begin when a lawyer or legal service clinic identifies someone who has been working to stop their deportation order without success and assesses whether someone may be eligible for prosecutorial discretion or other “relief.” Thus, individuals who enter into Sanctuary should have a reasonable potential of receiving some form of administrative solution. The legal team may consult with Sanctuary organizers and faith leaders to begin a conversation about a potential Sanctuary case - ideally this happens in advance, but sometimes, quicker action is necessary. Entering into Sanctuary is a profound commitment by both the individual and family seeking protection and the community organizers; it may not be ideal for each situation. Sanctuary usually means the individual’s story will be shared with the public and the media, as the success of the campaign is based on bringing the entire community to awareness and collective action.
Learn more on our Resources for Sanctuary Supporters page. For more information on the Sanctuary option, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-550-3510.