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Immigration Task Force

Immigration Task Force

Coming from faith traditions that call on us to love and protect immigrants who live among us, and as citizens of a nation whose strength comes from the contributions of generations of immigrants, in 2016-2017 the JONAH Immigration Task Force will:

  1. Create a speakers’ bureau to build relationships within the immigrant community through one-on-one and small group interactions.
  2. Create a series of pamphlets in both English and Spanish and distribute them in high traffic Latino geographic areas.
  3. Hold a Community Conversation Event involving members of the immigrant community, law enforcement community, and public defenders.
  4. Explore becoming a Sanctuary City or a City of Welcome.
  5. Build relationships with immigration activists in Trempealeau County.
  6. Continue hosting the Mexican Consulate.
  7. Continue to encourage legislation for Driver’s Cards for undocumented immigrants and advocate for just immigration laws in our nation and state.
  8. Use various art forms and celebration to inform and change public narrative to more accurately reflect JONAH’s shared values of welcoming the stranger and caring for the neighbor.