The ministry of Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON), initiated by the General Board of Global Ministries in 1999, has served thousands of immigrants across the United States. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) sponsors this program, working in 27 “clinics” in several regions of the United States.
JFON was created to respond to complicated immigration regulations arising from the Immigration Reform Act of 1996. The events of September 11, 2001 and the Patriot Act have worsened the situation, causing many delays in existing and new applications and increasing the number of deportation orders.
The JFON network effectively provides services to the community and a strong forum for advocacy.
Read more on the National JFON website.
The Response of JFON
Our clients are served by a professional immigration attorney who follow their cases to relief or until all remedies have been exhausted. The volunteers who work in clinics listen to real life stories and look at moral issues of immigration in a clearer way. Check out our video here to learn more about the work of JFON!