NWU is building a labor delegation to the New Sanctuary Coalition effort to bring thousands of people to the US/Mexico border to greet the Central American refugee exodus. The NSC Call to Organized Labor is here. Please join the hundreds of union activists who have signed on. NSC is a faith-based group, providing sanctuary and aid to immigrants seeking asylum in the US, and they have a bold plan to apply that to the thousands making their way to the border.
We’re asking unions to send delegations to the border, publicize this campaign with our members and provide material/financial support to the project. The NY-area CAP Council voted to give $500 to send three people to the NSC fundraising gala last month and we’ve gotten a very good response from other UAW locals, the PSC/AFT (CUNY faculty union), NYSNA (NY Nurses), California Nurses, IBT Joint Council 16 (a sanctuary local), 1199 and others.
People will be going to the border from mid-December to the end of January to assist the refugees with their asylum applications and to escort them into the US. There will be other support activity. If you are interested in going to the border or assisting with this effort, please let us know.