Many CCDA communities see firsthand the experiences immigrants in our communities face as a result of a broken immigration system and continue to actively engage and support its betterment through association efforts and network partners. We are actively engaging people in our association and the broader community through education, leadership development, and bringing our experiences and understanding to the public square.
We recognize that churches and community-based programs within our association work alongside immigrants in a variety of ways and applaud and support the good justice work they are doing. We also recognize that systemic change is needed for holistic justice to be completed. We believe that this is most effective when immigration organizing and advocacy is directed to federal level leaders.
Action Initiatives: El Camino
We have had a steadfast commitment to immigration reform and are committed for the long haul. It is a hard journey, but a good one – a “buen camino”. Here you will find some action initiatives we are doing to walk alongside immigrants in their journeys.
CIRcle of Friends*
CIRcle of Friends is an informal band of Christian leaders from cities across the United States who share a common passion for just and humane immigration reform, and who seek company, wisdom and practical assistance in local engagement and collective, national response. We have a Google group where we share prayer requests, network, update each other on local immigration initiatives/issues, etc. Please fill out this form to see if you qualify to be added to this group.
*being a CCDA member/partner
*actively working on immigration initiatives/issues in your community
CCDA understands that federal policy change is highly collaborative and continues to work alongside national groups to seek change. Some of those groups include: