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Support Immigrants & Refugees

Congregation Beth Shalom’s Immigration and Sanctuary group has been active since 2017 and works to effectuate the congregation’s sanctuary statement, making clear this congregation’s commitment to supporting immigrants and refugees at risk from discriminatory practices. Interested to learn more or get involved? Contact our immigration chair


Help our immigration efforts this month (April/May 2022):

Advocate for the Renewal of Visits at Detention Centers: Immigration and Customs Enforcement still won’t allow friends and family to visit their loved ones in immigration detention facilities. Federal and state prisons have found safe ways to allow visitors during the more recent phases of the pandemic; immigrant detainees should be allowed visitors as well. Review this article then contact the assistant director of program evaluation by email to and let her know you are concerned about the lack of visitation and want to see detention facilities, including our local detention center in Tacoma, open visitation up for friends and family members. 

Donate Frequent Flyer Miles for Migrant Journeys: Miles4Migrants accepts unused frequent flyer miles and credit card points to help refugees and asylum-seekers, many of whom have been separated from their families for years, reunite with their loved ones and reach safe homes. They are actively booking flights for Ukrainians to get from temporary housing in border countries to longer-term homes in other locations as well as working with other immigrant populations. Visit their website for more information and to donate your miles or points.  

Make a Monetary Donation to Bond Immigrants out of Detention: The Northwest Bond Fund has been successful in bonding individuals out of detention while their immigration cases are reviewed. Your donation will allow detained immigrants to go back to their lives and their families while their cases are pending, which also gives them a greater fighting change in their legal case. Donate here.

Fri, May 27 2022 26 Iyyar 5782