NEW YORK SANCTUARY COALITION
By Kate McGreevy & Yasmine Sanchez
PArt I: The MOVEMENT
The New York Sanctuary Coalition is an organization that provides a network and programs to help undocumented immigrants fight against racism and economic injustice as well as detention and deportation. As an interfaith organization, they believe in the power of humanity and welcome a diversity of people from all corners of the world and all faiths. In partnership with the New York Sanctuary Coalition, The Immigration Accompaniment Program, a ministry of Judson Memorial Church, provides a support structure to strengthen those caught in immigration proceedings, keeps families members informed as their loved ones face deportation or detention, and holds legal officials accountable for providing accurate information and serving due process. In the first chapter of our story, we document weekly counseling workshops at Judson Memorial Church and speak with the head minister, Juan Carlos Ruiz.