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Tucson organization provides immigration legal aid for our immigrant neighbors

by | Jan 26, 2018 | Asylum, Refugee, Immigration, East District Newsletter, North District Newsletter, South District Newsletter, West District Newsletter

Arizona JFONArizona Justice for Our Neighbors officially opens its doors on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Tucson Mayor, Jonathan Rothschild, and Bishop Robert Hoshibata of the Desert Southwest Conference of The United Methodist Church will participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony which begins at 2:00 PM at the Arizona JFON office at New Hope United Methodist Church, 6740 S. Santa Clara Ave in Tucson.

Arizona JFON is partnering locally with the Tucson Mayor’s office, local faith communities, community organizations and other immigration legal service providers offering a hospitality ministry that welcomes immigrants by providing affordable, high-quality immigration legal services to low-income immigrants. Arizona JFON will also be engaging in advocacy for immigrant rights and offering education to communities of faith and to the public. It will strive to keep families together and to provide for our immigrant neighbors with hospitality, compassion, respect.

“For nearly five years many of us dreamed of having an Arizona Justice for Our Neighbors. We were concerned about immigrants being detained and deported without legal representation of any kind. While participating in a national United Methodist Church immigration retreat, we were energized and had the momentum to draft a strategic plan, form our first board of directors, and begin to fundraising to make our dream a reality.” – Chris Spencer, AZJFON board chair.

Arizona JFON joins the Justice for Our Neighbors network of 18 sites across the country, each providing free or low-cost immigration legal services to low-income immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, ideology or sexual orientation.

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Arizona Justice for Our Neighbors
Ella Tomkus Rawls, J.D.
ella@azjfon.org
520-488-3201

Chris Spencer, President of the Board of Directors
AZ Justice for our Neighbors
clspencer7@me.com
928-970-1329

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