A group of Pres House students traveled to San Antonio to learn about immigration near the southern border and offer some assistance to migrants. (You can listen to their stories here under BWAP Team 2019.) But you don’t have to go all the way to Texas to help. There are more 28,000 non-citizens living in the Madison area (about 10% of the population) who can use our help right here. Below are some things you can do today to make a difference.
Legal Assistance (even if you aren’t a lawyer): Help perform intake form for immigrants seeking legal assistance from the free Community Immigration Law Center (cilcmadison.org). Training at UW Law School on Wednesday, February 6 at 12pm. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Words of Worth: Write letters of support and encouragement to women, children, and families detained at the border. Sunday evenings from 6-8pm on Feb 24, March 24, April 28. At Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 E. Gorham.
Prayer^3 for Justice: Join other Pres House members each Wednesday from 6-6:30pm to learn about immigration and other issues facing our nation and world, pray for those concerns, and act in response.
Volunteer with Jewish Social Services: JSS assists with resettling refugees in the Madison area. They are always looking for help. jssmadison.org/category/volunteer/
Donate: There are many organizations that need financial help to do their work. Here are a couple:
Community Immigration Law Center in Madison: https://cilcmadison.org/donate/
Interfaith Welcome Coalition in San Antonio: http://interfaithwelcomecoalition.org/donate/