In 2018, Free Migration Project continued to fight for the rights of immigrant communities. Here is what we have been working on this year:
- We are providing legal representation to three families living in sanctuary in Philadelphia churches, supporting their fight to live freely and safe from harm in the U.S. We also support sanctuary campaigns in four other states through the Colectivo Sanctuario–the Sanctuary Collective.
- In October, Free Migration Project co-organized the first Open Borders Conference in Arlington, Virginia, to foster dialogue about open migration policies based on a framework of human rights.
- Free Migration Project is a member of the Shut Down Berks Coalition working to end family detention in Pennsylvania. Free Migration Project provides legal, strategic, and organizational support to the effort to close the Berks family detention center outside of Reading, Pennsylvania.
- Free Migration Project currently provides direct legal representation to approximately 80 individuals or families in various stages of their immigration cases.
- We presented four continuing legal education seminars in Texas and Pennsylvania, training attorneys and community organizers how to collaborate on community-supported deportation defense campaigns.
- In September, Free Migration Project collaborated with La Fabrica Theater Company to support its production of Gustavo Ott’s play “Passport,” a powerful, universal indictment of government abuses at the border.
- We continue to work with the Popular Alliance for Undocumented Workers’ Rights to promote the rights of immigrant restaurant workers.
Free Migration Project depends on your generous support to continue our work. This Giving Tuesday, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to enable us to continue fighting for human rights.
You make this work possible!
Executive Director, Free Migration Project
Free Migration Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Free Migration Project works at the intersection of law and community organizing to promote the recognition of freedom of movement as a basic human right.