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Immigration Justice

Immigration Justice

We are a Sanctuary Congregation.

We protect and defend refugees, asylum seekers, and at-risk immigrants.

First UU Organizations

Social Justice Committee

Through the Social Justice Committee and in coordination with community partners, First UU pledges to work for sanctuary by resisting government policies of deportation and discrimination, creating sanctuary in our church and in the city, and working alongside others to ensure dignity and human rights. 

Many First UU members volunteer at the airport or bus station, help pack lunches, or accompany individuals to immigration proceedings. Our church also offers a limited number of migrant families, whose travel arrangements are in process, to stay overnight on our campus. Church volunteers help with food, laundry, cleaning, and transportation.

For more information about the Social Justice Committee and their immigration work, contact socialjustice@uusat.org.

Community Partners

Interfaith Welcome Coalition (IWC)

The Interfaith Welcome Coalition is a faith-based movement meeting the changing needs of asylum seekers, refugees, and at-risk immigrants in collaboration with others. Their goals are to respond to needs as they may present themselves and change, provide basic support to people on their journey, educate and advocate to improve the systems that impact immigrants, and pray in community. For more information about the Interfaith Welcome Coalition, visit their website.