To our Unitarian Universalist siblings, Sept. 6, 2017 Spirit of Life, Love and Justice we are hurting. We feel betrayed by the United States government and the people who support the current administration. We are […]
By Patricia Geenen, Immigration Issues Action Group A subset of the Immigration Issue Action Group at First Church has begun a discernment process to consider becoming a sanctuary site for undocumented immigrants under threat of deportation. As part of our research about what is termed “New Sanctuary,” I met with the Rev. Joseph and the […]
COME ATTEND SANCTUARY SUNDAY ON JUNE 11. Please join us at 11:15 a.m. in the Young Room for a three person panel. Each person will present separate, yet coinciding, views of the Sanctuary/Deportation emergency in our community. Light refreshments will be available.
By Kitty Willkomm, co-chair of Immigration Issues Group Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Nogales, Arizona. “Be forewarned,” he said. “This is a new era. This is the Trump era,” and announced plans to “fight against evil flooding up from Mexico.” Although Sessions was referring […]
Vulnerability, Criminality and Sanctuary: Immigrant Rights at a Pivotal Moment March 12 Rachel Ida Buff, Professor, History, UWM Dr. Buff researches and writes on the history of immigrant rights. She will explore contemporary questions of policy and attitudes towards immigration and how questions of rights and justice for immigrants affect politics. She will provide a […]
By Kitty Willkomm ~Rev. Peter Morales, UUA President In answer to Rev. Morales’ very clear call to action, our own group concerns, and questions from several congregation members, the Immigration Issues Action Group has scheduled several activities. Group members, accompanied by the Rev. Jennifer, met with Nayeli Rodin-Valle, Los Voces de la Frontera’s local coordinator […]
Mary Flynn, Executive Director Milwaukee Lutheran Immigration and LSS, is one of 9 agencies in Wisconsin authorized to work with the U.S. Dept. of States’ Office of Refugee Resettlement. Currently, some Syrian refugees, which the U.S. Dept. of State has agreed to take, are concluding security and background checks and scheduling travel. This has been a […]