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"Portland Immigrants Rights Coalition and faith leaders deliver petition to Portland ICE offices demanding an end to raids on Central Americans" / Peter Parks

Elsa and Thomas’ account of their refugee journey from Eritrea to the U.S. / Video collaboration PIRC / Groundswell Oregon

Manny and Mirella share their story of community accompaniment / Video collaboration PIRC / Groundswell Oregon

Francisco leaves Sanctuary in Portland after 80 days / KGW News, Portland, OR. (Watch on the KGW News website) 

Sophie and Francisco’s story of family separation / Video collaboration PIRC / Groundswell Oregon

How immigration law and marriage discrimination put one couple's life together at risk / Video collaboration PIRC / Groundswell Oregon

Community celebration of Sanctuary in Portland with testimony from Francisco Aguirre and Francisco Tapia's family / Peter Parks


Community protests ICE on eve of Passover: KOIN / March 2018

March 2018 Last Thursday WITNESS! Monthly IMIrJ ICE Vigil - Havurah Shalom: KGW8 / March 2018

A Growing Concern: Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition: December 2017

Portland's year of protests: Did they matter?: The Oregonian / November 2017

Hillsboro rallies for DACA, against ICE arrests,claims ICE agents are arresting people at the courthouse are being looked at: KOIN 6 / September 2017

Interfaith group protests outside Washington Co. courthouse over recent ICE arrests: KPTV FOX12 / September 2017

Monday morning vigil aims to bring transparency to ICE arrests: KATU / September 2017

Protesters' rioting mars May Day rally: IMIrJ voices need for peaceful protest / Portland Tribune - May 2017

Mother's Day Behind Bars: Cecil & Celeste welcome IMIrJ to discuss the annual road trip and vigil to support mothers and families affected by detention. / KBOO - May 8, 2017

ICE in the CITY / Portland Tribune - March 21, 2017

Faith Communities Help OR Immigrants Targeted for Deportation / Public News Service - March 10, 2017

How To Build An Underground Railroad in Portland / Willamette Week - March 8, 2017

Portland faith leaders condemn immigration rules / - February 24, 2017

‘Sanctuary congregations’ idea gains support in New Haven area / New Haven Register Politics - January 29 2017

Current Immigration Policies and the Injustices They Inflict on the Entire Community / KBOO - August 2016

Homelessness and immigration: A global crisis / Street Roots - January 2016. 

Labor activist Francisco Aguirre leaves Augustana Lutheran Church sanctuary, heads to Fairview home / - December 2014.

For the Majority of Undocumented Immigrants Who Remain in the Shadows, churches Offer Sanctuary/ In These Times - November 2014. 

 Portland church gives refuge to immigrant threatened by deportation / The Guardian - September 2014. 

Sanctuary and justice at Augustana Lutheran Church by Steve Duin for Oregon Live - September 2014. 

Community rallies around Portland man fighting deportation / Fox12 Oregon - September 2014.