Immigrant families together
Michigan Support Circle is a division of Immigrant Families Together. IFT is a group of people with connections throughout the country working to reunite families. They focus on a few parents at time, raise bond money through gofundme campaigns and transport parents to their children once the bond money is raised and the parent is released. The money raised is also used to help support the families once they are reunited.
Migrant Mother drivers
Migrant Mother Drivers is a group of people willing to aid in the transportation of migrant parents and families. They use facebook to let members know when and where a driver is needed and group members respond if they are available. Spanish speaking skills are not required to be a driver.
Strangers no longer
Strangers No Longer is an emerging network of SE Michigan Catholics committed to responding to migrant brothers and sisters in the spirit of Pope Francis and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) who issued a pastoral letter on Immigrants and US immigration law titled "Strangers No Longer." SNL is building a network of Circles of Support in Catholic parishes in SE Michigan. They are organizing a Parish Leadership Conference on August 21 entitled "Immigration Circles of Support: Building a Network." The conference will be Tuesday, August 21, beginning at 5PM with a Fellowship Meal at the University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 W. McNichols. To register: www.strangersnolonger.org. Information: 313-549-0421.
Temple beth emeth
Temple Beth Emeth has a social action committee that promotes social justice through aid, education, and advocacy. More details to come.