Will you stand with Jesus?

Rosalinda, a mother of three children–16, 14, and 7, all born in the U.S.–is a public witness to the inhumane treatment of her husband and their family by our failed and unjust immigration policies and practices. Rosalinda and her husband migrated to the U.S. many years ago, started a family, and lived blessed lives as hard-working, deeply-committed, and faithful Christians. And then one day, her husband was detained through a routine traffic stop, turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and deported. Continue reading “Will you stand with Jesus?”

March 2016 Newsletter

no more families torn apartMuch of the time in immigration law is spent in waiting. And as supporters of JFON and immigration reform we also are waiting …

… for the Supreme Court to decide the future of “Dreamers” and their parents.

… for their cases to be heard in the detention centers across the U.S.

… waiting for the fear of deportation to lessen

But now, it is time to SPEAK UP, to give voices to those without.

Read more in the March 2016 NIJFON email newsletter.

Pizzas for Justice – March 19, 6pm

pizzas for justice webA fundraiser for Northern Illinois Justice for Our Neighbors hosted by Charlie Wintersteen (home host), Brent Holman-Gomez, Paula Cripps-Vallejo, Magdalena Meza, Susan Yanun, Jenny Ansay, and Megan Davis. Join us for a night of great conversation, delicious homemade pizza, wine & other beverages to benefit immigrant and refugee communities. Continue reading “Pizzas for Justice – March 19, 6pm”

NIJFON volunteer testimony on the importance of local church community

pr-mapBy Jossy Gelpi, shared with St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square on January 31, 2016

In October 2007 I was 41 years old, I made a decision and left all my family and friends in Puerto Rico to live in the Poconos, Pennsylvania even when I had no idea how to live in a cold weather and having never seen snow in my life. Why? Because I fell in love with a wonderful man, Rich, and I agreed to start a new life with him as his wife.

I made that decision. I chose and accepted the new challenge to be a housewife. Probably you will say that Puerto Rico is not a foreign country and I made the decision willingly, therefore I am not an immigrant. And if I heard someone saying this I would also come to the same conclusion. Continue reading “NIJFON volunteer testimony on the importance of local church community”