IWC Condemns Coercive ICE Action That Separates Families And Children During COVID-19 Pandemic

SAN ANTONIO (May 15, 2020)  – The Interfaith Welcome Coalition, a faith-based network dedicated to assisting asylum seekers, refugees and at-risk immigrants, today joined human rights and civil rights advocates demanding that federal immigration halt the renewed separation of children from their families in the midst of a global pandemic. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials…

‘Wall in the Desert’ EP to benefit IWC

Inspired by human stories of immigration and asylum, an extended-play soundtrack by bassist/composer Joël Dilley will benefit the Interfaith Welcome Coalition.  https://interfaithwelcomecoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/20.4.16-S.-Texas-Jazz-Project–WITD.mp3 Listen to the story of Wall in the Desert on KRTU 91.7 FM In the universal language of music, Wall in the Desert captures the dramatic and dangerous journey of those uprooted and displaced by violence,…

WATCH: Horror stories at the U.S. southern border

IWC Volunteers, consider this your homework before your next shift! This mini-series gives us a better understanding of how much trauma our asylum seekers have gone through.   Series made by Anne Lewis and stories are told by Jennifer Harbury, who recounts her encounters with asylum seekers and border patrol.   Anne Lewis, the documentarian,…