Author: Laura Rampersad


Build Bridges, Not Walls

– Advocacy Alert: Build Bridges, Not Walls: Immigrants and Refugees Welcome As many of you know the future of immigration and refugee resettlement in the United States has been shaken to its core this week. As a result of the new administration’s recent actions a group of community members are organizing to show support for Muslims, refugees, and …

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Kalamazoo Celebrates 1st Anniversary

Kalamazoo joined JFON West Michigan in September 2015.  Since opening this satellite clinic, we have accepted new clients at five intake clinics, served 33 refugees at special form preparation workshop and delivered Know Your Rights presentations to 143 detainees at ICE facility at Calhoun County Jail. Here’s a quick overview of our clients served to date:

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Entire JFON Network Support Expanded DACA and DAPA

News Release National Justice for Our Neighbors Date: March 8, 2016 Contact: Rob Rutland-Brown, Executive Director (703) 766-0442 National Justice for Our Neighbors and the Entire Justice for Our Neighbors Network Urge the Supreme Court to Allow the Expanded DACA and DAPA Programs to Move Forward   Today, National Justice for Our Neighbors, on behalf …

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Excerpt from GR Rapid Growth Feature

Liz Balck Monsma, Legal Services Director, Justice for Our Neighbors I’m guessing you and I settled in Grand Rapids for similar reasons: our strong economy rooted in agriculture and entrepreneurship, great schools and freedom to fully express our religion.  My own parents moved to Grand Rapids from the Detroit area in the early 1970s for my …

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Spotlight on Syrian Refugees

Michigan prepares Part of the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s care for immigrants and refugees is facilitated by a network of clinics known as Justice For Our Neighbors.Michigan stands ready to assist through the services of Justice for Our Neighbors. JFON is a legal ministry supported by the United Methodist Church to provide free legal …

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