Dear Casa San José Amigos, Welcome back to our email newsletter! Help: Pressley Ridge, which has been caring for children since 1832, is a foster care agency. Because there has recently been an increase in their Spanish-only speaking youth, they are in need of Spanish-speaking homes and families to care for them. If you might be willing to consider… Continue reading News for Amigos de Casa San José: June 28, 2018
"The rally, which led to a temporary closure of the Hot Metal Bridge, was organized by local immigrants’ rights advocates at Casa San Jose, the Thomas Merton Center, Pittsburgh United, and the Pittsburgh Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, as well as the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network. Monica Ruiz, a community organizer with Casa San Jose,… Continue reading “Protesters mass outside Pittsburgh ICE HQ to decry Trump immigration policy”
"It shouldn't have taken little kids crying in cages for kids to wake up and realize that this is happening on a daily basis, so separation -- whether it's at the border or at someone's house at 6 o'clock in the morning, while their father's being taken from their arms -- is not acceptable," said… Continue reading “Immigration protest blocks Hot Metal Bridge intersection on Pittsburgh’s South Side” Interview with Monica on Channel 4 Action News today.
“Their parents obviously aren't in Pennsylvania, so I don't know how they're going to get where their parents are,” said Monica Ruiz, a Latino community organizer with Casa San Jose in Pittsburgh's South Hills. “Holy Family isn't a bad place. But these kids are still not with their families,” Ruiz said. “The kids should be… Continue reading “Fate of 50 immigrant children in Pittsburgh area remains uncertain”
Casa San Jose executive director Sister Janice Vanderneck shared the services local advocates are providing to immigrant children separated from their families amidst the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. President Trump signed an executive order ending this policy today. Listen to it here.
"Pittsburgh-area faith leaders and other advocates for immigrants are ramping up efforts on behalf of immigrant families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy toward illegal immigration." “'If I had my druthers, churches would be having prayer vigils all over the place,' said Sister Janice Vanderneck, executive director of Casa San… Continue reading “Local advocates trying to help those caught up in zero tolerance immigration policy”
Dear Casa San José Amigos, Welcome back to our email newsletter! Help: We need a few volunteers to help with a “Build-a-Bike” event for 10 of our youth ages 8-10 on Thursday, June 21 at Heinz Field. We need 2 people to accompany the kids on the bus as well as help out at the… Continue reading News for Amigos de Casa San José: June 15, 2018
In his blog, Pittsburgh Legal Back Talk, Pittsburgh attorney Cliff Tuttle "has published an interview with Jarrod West of Casa San Jose about the lawyers’ volunteer program organized by Casa San Jose to assist persons arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement — ICE — in gaining due process." Read it here!
Dear Casa San José Amigos, Welcome back to our email newsletter! Help: Are you ever available on a Saturday from 12 - 2 p.m.? Starting now and throughout the summer, we need a few volunteers each Saturday (you could sign up for one day or several.) There are 2 activities: one is to help supervise… Continue reading News for Amigos de Casa San José: May 19, 2018
Dear Casa San José Amigos, Welcome back to our email newsletter! Help: On Saturday, May 12, we need volunteers to hand out literature at the Casa table at the Refugee & Immigrant Health and Wellness Fair at the Kingsley Association, one from 11 - 12:30 and another from 12:30 - 2. Please email Sister Valerie… Continue reading News for Amigos de Casa San José: May 7, 2018