at 3621 Brunswick Ave, Los Angeles, 90039 United States
IRIS -- Interfaith Refugee & Immigration Service assists a range of clients, including applicants for the new DACA provisions. www.iris-la.org. IRIS is a non-profit agency of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.
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On this day dedicated to giving back, please consider making your #GivingTuesday gift to IRIS in support of newly arrived refugee families in Los Angeles. Whether it is financial or in-kind, your generosity will have a life-changing impact. • $25.00 for a warm blanket • $50.00 for a holiday meal • $75.00 for a utility bill • $100.00 2 weeks groceries • $500.00 for half a month’s rent Our immediate needs for donated items include: • kitchen items (pots/pans, dishes, glassware) • child car safety seats • used refrigerators • new bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows) • winter jackets Contact IRIS at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to give back.
In 2014 IRIS assisted more than 250 individuals in Los Angeles become US Citizens with free or low cost legal assistance! This week, many of these #NewAmericans became 1st time voters. Just one of many #citizenship benefits: newamericanscampaign.org
Religious leaders call for prayer for migrant children Bishop J. Jon Bruno is among religious and civic leaders who called for a weekend of prayer and compassion July 19 - 20 for more than 52,000 young children who are in United States custody after fleeing violence, murder and extortion by criminal gangs in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Bruno, along with Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño of the United Methodist Church, Robert K. Ross, president and CEO of The California Endowment, and Fred Ali of Weingart Foundation visited a temporary shelter at the naval base in Port Hueneme, California, where thousands of children are being housed since crossing the border in search of friends or relatives in the United States. At a media conference in Los Angeles after the visit, the faith leaders called for a humanitarian response to the desperate conditions that cause the children - some as young as eight years old - to leave their homes. Bruno also praised federal officials for the quality of care being provided for the children. (A July 9 Los Angeles Times article about the group's visit is here.) "Jesus' words are clear about people in need," Bruno said in a statement. "'Let the children come to me,' he tells his disciples - also stating that those who provide food, shelter and clothing 'to the least of these' do so to Christ himself. We need to be the compassionate hands and heart of Jesus in serving all children, and especially to those held in detention on both sides of the Mexico - U.S. border. May God help us to show God's own love and mercy to these little ones while calling our governments to work together for peace with justice."
USCIS has released a new Citizenship Application form. IRIS can help YOU become a US Citizen today! You have 90 days to get #citizenship using the older and simpler N400 – get started today. Call IRIS at (323) 667-0489 or (213) 819-1890 (Spanish) La N-400 cambiará en 90 días, postúlate a la ciudadanía antes de los cambios. (213) 819-1890.
Today IRIS celebrates the two year anniversary of one of our movement's biggest win #DACAversary! "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has helped me tremendously. With it, I am able to work, go to school, drive, and ultimately be less afraid of deportation" - Yves G. How has DACA helped you achieve your dreams? Share on twitter by using the hashtag #DACAversary!