Immigration

Immigration Advocacy

The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice has an ongoing commitment to making America a safe place for newcomers. Our focus on justice for immigrants has become especially paramount during Trump’s presidency. To counter the effects of Trump’s aggressive and xenophobic measures to deport immigrants, The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice has embarked on several projects to stand with immigrants.

Welcoming Community Laws

Welcoming Community Laws outline codes of conduct for local officials to minimize immigrants’ risks of detainment and deportation.

The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice has contributed to the success of Welcoming Community Laws in several towns and cities in Massachusetts: Springfield, Northampton, Conway, and Amherst.

“The Myth of Sanctuary Cities” Report

In a 20-page report, The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice has summarized the history of Sanctuary Cities in America, focusing specifically on Massachusetts. This report will be distributed by the Massachusetts chapter of the ACLU. The report will serve to outline major factual errors in Trump’s rhetoric, namely his misuse of the term “Sanctuary Cities.”