An immigrant accompaniment training session will be held in Hamden this Sunday afternoon, from 3 to 5, at the Spring Glen Church, 1825 Whitney Avenue, across the street from Best Video.
Here is a description of the program from the website of the New Sanctuary Coalition, which is holding a train-the-trainer program this evening at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in New Haven. After a lecture, newly trained trainers will lead groups of those attending.
“The Immigration Accompaniment Program helps support families who are going through the immigration process in 3 ways:
- Provides a support structure to strengthen those caught in immigration proceedings
- Keeps family members informed at every step of the process as their loved ones move forward
- Holds legal officials accountable for providing accurate information and serving due process
The program pairs immigrants in final removal proceedings with volunteers who accompany them to their required, periodic check-ins with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Intensive Supervision Appearance Program (ISAP).”
This training should also be helpful if other arrangements are made for volunteers to help immigrants remain and feel safer in our community. I will be attending the Sunday training session. If you would like to attend, please let Pastor Paul Fleck know at firstname.lastname@example.org.