About Justice for Immigrants
Rally for Immigration Reform in Washington, D.C., on April 10, 2013.
Rally for DACA+/DAPA on November 20, 2015.
Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC’s Justice for Immigrants group is part of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ campaign by the same name. On a national level, the goals of JFI are as follows:
Educate the public, especially the Catholic community, including Catholic public officials, about Church teaching on migration and immigrants
Create political will for positive immigration reform
Enact legislative and administrative reforms based on the principles articulated by the bishops
Organize Catholic networks to assist qualified immigrants
obtain the benefits of reforms
On a local level, JFI @ Cabrini exists to empower, educate, and involve our immigrant community. Through popular education workshops, civic participation, and local outreach, JFI @ Cabrini moves from words to action, from charity to justice. Immigrants and supporters are encouraged to use their voices and to recognize their power to be active agents of change regardless of their immigration status.
Past activities of JFI @ Cabrini have included lobby days in both Washington D.C. and Albany, New York; rallies in New York City, D.C., and Albany; meetings with local representatives; educational workshops about immigrant rights, housing, and other important issues; and collecting signatures for petitions to fight “stop and frisk” and to support the DREAM Act and immigration reform.
Most months JFI @ Cabrini meets on the last Thursday of every month at the CIS-NYC office (139 Henry St.) at 7:00 p.m.
To learn about the next meeting or workshop or if you have any general questions about what the group is up to, contact us at 212-791-4590 ext. 107 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read more about the Catholic Church’s position on immigration, click here.
Know Your Rights Resources
Know Your Rights With ICE from Immigrant Defense Project (English)
Entérate tus derechos con la Migra de Immigrant Defense Project (Español)
How to Create a Plan for Your Family from Make the Road NY (English)
Como Hacer un Plan para su Familia de Make the Road NY (Español)
General Know Your Rights Info from the National Immigration Law Center (English)
Informacion de Conozca sus Derechos General de National Immigration Law Center (Español)