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Interfaith Movement for 
Immigrant Justice

Movimento Interfe para la Justicia del Inmigrante
Dear IMIrJ PDX supporters,

There are not one, but two opportunities to gather, learn, and act this Thursday:
  • "Gratitude as a Form of Resistance" Last Thursday Witness vigil at the ICE building at 10:00am, and
  • Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition community forum on the History and Context of the Migrant Caravan at 6:00pm.
Details below. We hope to see you at one or both!

In Solidarity,
Sarah, Ron, Alyssa, Jimmy
Your IMIrJ Staff Team

Vigil at ICE
November 29th

10:00 - 11:00am
Portland ICE headquarters
4310 SW Macadam Ave.
Portland, OR 97239
Join this monthly gathering to lift up the Reality of what happens every day at this ICE facility - and participate in different interfaith expressions and ritual in solidarity with our immigrant kin. All are welcome to gather in Vigil as we express our support and love for families affected by ICE detentions in Oregon.

This month's vigil, "Gratitude as a Form of Resistance", is organized by friends from First Unitarian, Havurah Shalom, and Journey Koinonia Catholic Community.


The Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition warmly invites you to our Education Community Forum: History and Context of the Migrant Caravan. Featuring:

  • Panelists on the history and context of Central America
  • Testimony and reflections from someone who came from the caravan last year
  • Ways to get involved and support the migrant caravan

Where: Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont, Portland, OR 97215
When: Thursday November 29th, 6pm-8pm

For Accommodation: The main entrance is located on SE Belmont Street between SE 54th and 55th Avenues, through the courtyard at the top of the stairs. There is a wheelchair access to the right of the stairs for the main level and to the left of the stairs for the lower level.

Childcare will be provided by volunteers of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)!


For security reasons, please do not post on social media.

“Public charge” is a term used in immigration law to refer to a person who is likely to become primarily dependent on the government to meet their basic needs. If someone is found to be a public charge, the government can deny admission to the U.S. or refuse an application for lawful permanent residency. Under the new proposed rule, the government now wants to redefine “public charge” more expansively, as an immigrant who receives one or more listed public benefits.

Can you set up a "comment day" for your faith community? Info and downloadable materials here make it easy-peasy! Comments are due December 10th!
Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice
503.550.3510 |


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