MCAN launched a bold campaign for immigration justice to proclaim that No One Stands Alone. Our tactics include:

  • 1) Accompaniment – including attending ICE appointments with immigrants, raising money for bail to get the family -members out of detention;
  • 2) Sanctuary – providing a family or individual with the protection of a congregation;
  • 3) Policy change for the statewide Safe Community Act and local Trust Acts.

Currently there are undocumented immigrants in Sanctuary in Jamaica Plain, Cambridge, and Amherst. These immigrants have bravely shared their stories, and through the civil disobedience from congregations publicly supporting and protecting undocumented immigrants, we hope this will play a role in changing the larger narrative about immigration. MCAN has launched and trained a Sanctuary and Solidarity Network across the state of ten regional clusters that are driving the work locally.