In an internal document obtained by a major news organization, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) outlined planned raids on mostly women and children who entered the country primarily from South America. With these raids, the DHS hopes to deter future influxes of immigrants from South American countries. The government raids will focus primarily on people who were caught and denied asylum at the border but refused to leave the United States. In spite of this, The New Sanctuary Movement has established a hotline and support network to assist immigrants facing arrest or deportation.
The New Sanctuary Movement is a Philadelphia faith-based organization that provides support for immigrants and reveals the plight of families that are torn apart by detention and deportation. Opponents to the DHS plan say that the government is confusing a safety issue with a humanitarian issue and is taking the wrong approach. Many refugees seek asylum from countries where violence, gangs, and oppression are rampant.
The New Sanctuary Movement plans to assist immigrants by providing a 24-hour hotline where people can report tips about possible raids. Care workers will be available around the clock to assist immigrants who are arrested. Though the group does not condone the purposeful disruption of arrests, they do plan to film the raids in an effort to show the ugly reality of what happens when families are torn apart.
While the New Sanctuary Movement offers emotional and spiritual support to immigrants, legal guidance from a Philadelphia immigration lawyer is imperative. Immigrants who do not speak the language or have any family to depend on are often overwhelmed by matters of visas, asylum, abuse petitions, and appeals. Undocumented immigrants are often scared to pursue legal counsel for fear of detection and removal from the country. Unitarian organizations like the New Sanctuary Movement and qualified legal counsel can be the answer.
Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers at Surin & Griffin, P.C. Advocate for Immigrants Facing Deportation
Immigrants fleeing oppression and violence often feel vulnerable and alone. Immigration law is complex, and the wrong decisions can have dire consequences for families trying to stay together in the United States. Philadelphia immigration lawyers at Surin & Griffin, P.C. approach every immigration case with compassion backed by years of experience and knowledge. Call our Center City Philadelphia offices at 215-925-4435 to discuss your case or contact us online to schedule a consultation today.