Diocesan Immigrant Support Network

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The Diocesan Immigrant Support Network (DISN) was created in 2008 to build a network of support for immigrant parishioners throughout the Diocese. The network provides reliable and timely information, access to immigration legal services and advocates for immigration reform.

The Office of Catholic Charities & Social Concerns along with our Catholic Charities Member Agencies and partners will continue to provide reliable and timely information and access to immigration services.

SEPARATING FAMILIES AT THE BORDER 

The U.S. Catholic bishops have joined a chorus of organizations, institutions and high-profile individuals urging the Trump administration to stop separating children from their parents as they seek respite in the United States from dire conditions in their home countries, largely in Central America.

In a recent television interview with Channel 19, Bishop Jaime Soto stated that “The family is where the human being comes closest to the image of God. Any offense against the family also attacks our Father and creator. It is morally incomprehensible the ‘deterrence’ justification proposed by the federal administration for the heartless  tactic of removing children from the arms of their mothers.

"The crying of immigrant families is part of a lamentable litany that only confirms the prolonged folly and profound breakdown of the entire migratory system. The human horror taking place on the border is a consequence of the callous indifference of Congressional leadership.

"Congress must exercise its moral responsibility to create a more just and humane system. Their disregard now risks the lives of the most vulnerable migrants, children and women.”

 

IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES

We remind parish staff to coordinate all immigration questions and referrals to one of our three Catholic Charities Member Agencies: Catholic Charities of Solano, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services and Northern Valley Catholic Social Services. 

Catholic Charities Yolo-Solano

Teresa Alonso - Bray, Immigration Director 
707-644-8909 or teresa@csssolano.org 

Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services

(916) 313-7604 or immigration@sacramentofoodbank.org

Northern Valley Catholic Social Service (NVCSS)

Mariela Hernandez, Immigration DOJ Accredited Rep. 
530-824-4039 or mhernandez@nvcss.org
 

If you would like additional information or resources, contact Carolina Estrada at cestrada@scd.org or 916-733-0253.


Upcoming Immigration Events/Workshops in the Diocese

Ongoing -     

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Ongoing Parish Outreach

October 17

October 30

November 3

November 8

 

 


Advocacy

Join Immigration Advocacy efforts at local, state and federal level.

California Catholic Conference 

(916) 313-4000

Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT)

(916) 389-8990

Placer People of Faith Together (PPOFT)

(530) 401–3768

Bay Area Industrial Areas Foundation - Common Ground

(415) 563-0262

Justice for Immigrants - USCCB
 


Resources for Parishes

DACA Resources

How to Advocate for Dreamers

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Resources

Access Resources
Practical tips for families encountering immigration enforcement including emergency planning.

Catholic Charities "Know Your Rights" Videos
California State Immigration Guide 

Consultations/ Immigration Legal Services

For a complete list of legal immigration resources in the Diocese of Sacramento

If you would like to host an immigration information workshop at your parish, contact the Office of Catholic Charities & Social Concern.

 

Join a Parish Team or Start a Team

If you are interested in being involved, please contact Carolina Estrada.