Immigration Advocacy

 

The 32nd Avenue Jubilee Center, together with Our Merciful Savior Episcopal Church, has walked alongside DACA Dreamers in North Denver since 2012, providing immigration information and advocacy. The 32nd Avenue Jubilee Center stands with the DACA Dreamers. We will work to support them while we also work for comprehensive immigration reform that is humane for both individuals and families. Although Dreamers can no longer apply for DACA, the Jubilee Center continues to help young adults, who already have DACA status, apply for renewal. Additionally, we collaborate with a series of non-profits to connect Dreamers and undocumented individuals with pro-bono and low-cost immigration attorneys to help people maneuver through paperwork and shifting regulations.

As our Presiding Bishop and Primate, the Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, and our President of the House of Deputies, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, stated on September 5, 2017: “The Episcopal Church supports these undocumented youth as part of our decades-long commitment to walking with immigrants and refugees. Out of that commitment, we call on our nation to live up to its highest ideals and most deeply held values, and we call on Congress to take action to protect these young people and to formulate a comprehensive immigration policy that is moral and consistent and that allows immigrants who want to contribute to this country the chance to do so while keeping our borders secure from those whose business is in drugs, human trafficking or terror. We are committed to working actively toward both the passage of a bipartisan Dream Act by Congress and comprehensive immigration reform, and we will provide resources for Episcopalians who want to participate in this work.”