RESOURCES FOR THE IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY

If you are witness to I.C.E. activity on the streets, at a home, or anywhere in the community... please report it immediately to the HOTLINE (managed by PIRC).


ICE check in accompaniment

Accompaniment

Are you looking for accompaniment to your next I.C.E. check-in (entrevista con I.C.E.) or for an Immigration Court hearing?

IMIrJ has trained volunteers ready to accompany you, provide solidarity and support, be witness to your story, and coordinate a response to any negative I.C.E. action.

CALL US at (503) 550-3510 for more information..


Photo of Francisco Aguirre while in Sanctuary at Augustana Lutheran Church. Photo by Douglas Yarrow. 

Photo of Francisco Aguirre while in Sanctuary at Augustana Lutheran Church. Photo by Douglas Yarrow. 

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 portlandsanctuary@gmail.com or call 503-550-3510.