¡Prepárate para quedarte! + Prepare to Stay!


What To Do If ICE Comes To Your Door


Si agentes del ICE llegan a tu puerta


New Sanctuary + Nuevo santuario


Immanuel is an Allied faith community of the New Sanctuary Movement – We stand together in our faith that everyone, regardless of national origin, has basic common rights, including but not limited to: 1) livelihood; 2) family unity; and 3) physical and emotional safety. Therefore, We Covenant To:

  • Take a public, moral stand for immigrants’ rights.
  • Reveal, through education and advocacy, the actual suffering of immigrant workers and families under current and proposed legislation.
  • Protect immigrants against hate, workplace discrimination, and unjust deportation.

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Immanuel es una comunidad de fe aliada del Nuevo Movimiento de Santuario. Estamos unidos en nuestra fe que cada ser humano, sin importar el país de origen, tiene derechos básicos, incluyendo, pero no limitados con: 1) el derecho de ganar un sustento justo 2) el derecho a la unidad familiar; y 3) el derecho a la seguridad física y emocional, arraigados en estos principios, nos prometemos a:

  • Tomar públicamente una postura moral sobre los derechos de los inmigrantes.
  • Mostrar, a través de la educación y apoyo, el sufrimiento actual de los trabajadores inmigrantes y sus familias conforme a legislación actual.
  • Proteger a los inmigrantes contra el odio y la discriminación en el lugar de trabajo, y deportaciones injustas.

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News Video: 9.5.13 Immigration Vigil


Rvda. Elizabeth Gibbs Zehnder is on screen at :50.



Reflection on Vigil for Immigration Reform 9.5.13


As a multi-ethnic church family, immigration has played a big role in our life together. Matthias and I joined other clergy from all over Los Angeles at the Federal Building this afternoon (including Elder Ricardo Moreno, Rev. Juan Sarimento and Rev. Michael Mata), calling on our leaders in congress to work together for meaningful immigration reform. The long delay in comprehensive reform has come at a great cost for the whole of our community – too many of our children are separated from their parents – too many of our young people find themselves without a path to a future.  Together, we urged members of congress to collaborate and work together for the well being of every member of the human family and pass a new immigration law.

~Rev. Elizabeth Gibbs Zehnder

Immigration in the News 6.15.12


Deportations Of Law-Abiding, Younger Illegal Immigrants To Stop

“The Obama administration announced today that it will stop deporting younger illegal immigrants who came to the country as children and have no criminal history.”

Read the rest of the story from NPR here.

Relief, Work Permits Offered to Certain Immigrants

“This week a very broad and deep table of Evangelical leaders called on the political leaders of both parties to fix that broken system and protect ‘the stranger’ whom Christ calls us to defend. As Evangelicals we love the ‘good news’ of the gospel, and today we affirm this good news that gives hope and a future for young immigrants who are an important part of both the church and this country.”

Read the rest of this Christian perspective from Sojourners here.

Obama anuncia que dejará de expulsar a jóvenes inmigrantes sin papeles

“El anuncio presidencial, histórico como otros hechos en el pasado reciente –apoyo al matrimonio homosexual-, adelanta por la derecha a la lenta legislación -conocida como Dream Act- que desde hace 10 años se lleva a cabo en el Congreso y que fue bloqueada de nuevo por los republicanos hace menos de un par de años. Los llamados ‘dreamers’ (soñadores) –se estima su total en unos 800.000- son “americanos de corazón y mente en todos los aspectos excepto en los papeles”, ha informado Obama.”

Lea esta perspectiva europea de El País aquí.

UPDATE 6.16.12

Obama to Permit Young Migrants to Remain in U.S.

“They are Americans in their heart, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper,” President Obama said in announcing the new policy in the White House Rose Garden on Friday.

Read the rest of this New York Times story here.