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Stories & News from the JFON Network 

March 2019

Prison Break

San Antonio JFON helps a young survivor of torture find freedom and safety in the United States
 

Makala Prison, Democratic Republic of the Congo
March 2017 


Lolie had heard the women screaming throughout that first night. Soon it was her turn, and she was alone in a room with two guards.

“I have AIDS,” she announced, keeping her head down.  “If you don’t leave me alone, you’ll get it, too.” 

She thought she had been clever. She thought this declaration would protect her.

But instead it only made the guards more vicious.
Read the full story HERE

NJFON responds to the UMC adoption of the "Traditional Plan" 

National Justice for Our Neighbors is a witness to the life-threatening persecution that many LGBTQI immigrants face based on sexual orientation and gender identity, which propels many to flee their home countries and seek refuge in the United States.

We at National Justice for Our Neighbors remain steadfastly committed to providing immigration legal services to all immigrants and refugees, without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, ideology, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Please read our full statement HERE
Central Washington JFON is OPEN for business! 
 
They’re using temporary quarters while their office space is being built, and they haven’t had anything like a Grand Opening yet, but Max Olarsch, site attorney for our new JFON Site in Central Washington State, already has a full caseload. And he’s only been on the job since February.

“We haven’t advertised at all, “ says Max, shown below hard at work on behalf of his clients. "It’s all been word of mouth.”
It’s a sure indication of the urgent need for access to immigration legal services in this beautiful and rural part of the state.

"Most of our clients work in the cherry or apple orchards, farm production, or processing,” Max explains. “There just aren’t a lot of other options out here for them." 
 

CALL TO ACTION!

The DREAM and PROMISE ACT of 2019 would provide permanent protection and a pathway to citizenship for immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED)...an estimated total of 2.5 million friends, colleagues, and neighbors who have made America their home.

 Call 202-224-3121 to be connected to your member of Congress and voice your support! 

Need more information or help finding the words to say? Please click here: DREAM & PROMISE!

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