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Most of our efforts pertaining to this program involve studying new approaches and developing innovative ways to implement them. We evaluate our success in this field by gathering qualitative and quantitative data, and using that information to measure shifts and changes from our baseline measurements.

Education & Outreach

We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us ensure that our partners are better prepared to manage the unique situations they find themselves in. We are invested in an innovative approach that empowers our community and delivers the support they need, when they need it.

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OUR VISION

We envision a country where all people, regardless of immigration status, are treated with respect and dignity, and have access to a fulfilling and prosperous political, economic and social life.

OUR MISSION


We are a grassroots network of community organizations and individuals dedicated to:

  •  resisting unjust immigration policies and practices

  • centering impacted groups, and

  •  informing public opinion through community outreach, education, political advocacy & direct action.

WHO WE ARE

Allies for Immigration Justice,
SLO county knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. Back in 2000, our Non-Profit Organization realized that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch Allies for Immigration Justice,
SLO county.

Support for Asylum Seekers Upon Winning Their Cases, and After Being Released from Mesa Verde

What happens to people who win their asylum cases, after they are released from detention? 
The Unitrarian Universalist Church in Bakersfield has a group of people working to support those in detention at Mesa Verde Detention Center. If an asylum seeker wins their asylum case, there are volunteers who give them lodging for a few days so that they can make travel arrangements to get to family who can be anywhere in the United States. The volunteers help them with food, clothing, and travel supplies, all arranged in a back pack. 
We help supply this volunteer group with backpacks, clothing, hygiene supplies, shoes, bus tickets and phones.

 Help Keep Local Families Together

There are families in this county that are experiencing separation. There are parents who have been deported to Mexico, separated from their children after living and working in this county for many years. After years of regular check-ins with ICE,  they are now checking in and being given deportation orders.
If an individual doesn't have a lawyer, Allies has a small fund that allows us to assist the family with a modest sum to help pay the cost of legal consultation regarding the possibility of a stay of deportation.

Mama and her boys need us!

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This mother came from Guatemala to the United States with her two young children fleeing domestic violence. There is a community group of caring individuals who are supporting her with friendship, transportation, babysitting, funds, and resources as she navigates our immigration system. The Allies are part of that group.


She has had an asylum case open with USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) since summer 2017 and has an immigration lawyer overseeing her case. The status of her asylum claim is still pending, and the immigration landscape continues to shift under our current administration, but we remain hopeful.

This family has made so much progress toward independence during their time here. Mom learned to drive and has her driver’s license, a social security number, a work permit, and a part time job in SLO, as well as paid online translation work. But even with this progress, the cost of childcare takes up all of her new income, making basic expenses such as paying rent a big challenge.

Please consider helping us as we continue to support this family and raise money for legal fees, living expenses and childcare. We ask that you consider making a 6 month commitment of $25, but are grateful for any donation of any duration that you can make.

If you would like to set up a recurring donation, simply check the box under the donation amount that says "Make My Donation Monthly Recurring", and select the number of months you would like for it to recur.  You can cancel, extend, change the amount of a recurring donation or method of payment at any time by contacting Allies for Immigration Justice, SLO County at: alliesslocounty@gmail.com


We are deeply grateful for your generosity.

WHO WE ARE


Allies for Immigration Justice, SLO County is a group of individuals dedicated to coordinating a collaborative effort among faith groups, social service organizations, social advocacy groups, and concerned individuals in order to take action in support of immigrant communities. 

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News & Views

We work hard to get our efforts noticed by the media and are so proud when this goal comes to fruition. A well informed community is an empowered one as well, so take a look at some of the latest coverage we’ve received below and help spread the word about all the amazing developments at Allies for Immigration Justice,
SLO county.

Volunteers

1-on-1 with Allies for Immigration Justice,
SLO county CEO

Volunteer Group

Local Non-Profit Makes a Splash with Summer Fundraiser

Planting Trees

From Idea to Reality: The Evolution of Allies for Immigration Justice,
SLO county

Be Informed

Let's educate ourselves to that we can educate others and change the narrative!

We know you're busy, so we've narrowed down some essential topics that will help you with talking points. A well informed community is an empowered one as well, so take a look at some of these topics. 
Help us to spread the word!

1-on-1 with Allies for Immigration Justice,
SLO county CEO

Local Non-Profit Makes a Splash with Summer Fundraiser

From Idea to Reality: The Evolution of Allies for Immigration Justice,
SLO county

News & Views

We work hard to get our efforts noticed by the media and are so proud when this goal comes to fruition. A well informed community is an empowered one as well, so take a look at some of the latest coverage we’ve received below and help spread the word about all the amazing developments at Allies for Immigration Justice,
SLO county.

Volunteers

1-on-1 with Allies for Immigration Justice,
SLO county CEO

Volunteer Group

Local Non-Profit Makes a Splash with Summer Fundraiser

June 9, 2019

Add a short summary of a news article or relevant publication with a link to the original. You can also add a video for extra engagement!

June 9, 2019

Add a short summary of a news article or relevant publication with a link to the original. You can also add a video for extra engagement!

Planting Trees

From Idea to Reality: The Evolution of Allies for Immigration Justice,
SLO county

June 9, 2019

Add a short summary of a news article or relevant publication with a link to the original. You can also add a video for extra engagement!

News & Views

Latest Stories

Volunteers
Volunteer Group

1-on-1 with Allies for Immigration Justice,
SLO county CEO

June 9, 2019

Local Non-Profit Makes a Splash with Summer Fundraiser

June 9, 2019

Planting Trees

From Idea to Reality: The Evolution of Allies for Immigration Justice,
SLO county

June 9, 2019