Dear Casa San José Amigos, Welcome back to our email newsletter! Action: Voting is super-important and the election is soon!! One of the most important ways to be an ally to our community is to support the election of candidates that care about immigrants and immigration policy on all levels: local, state and federal. Up… Continue reading News for Amigos de Casa San José: August 31, 2018
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Dear Casa San José Amigos, Welcome back to our email newsletter! Help: Don't forget to come to our lunch sale for immigrant justice every Friday afternoon 11 am - 2 pm at 5120 Penn Ave. Tomorrow, Friday the 17th: Pozole, Empanadas & Chilaquiles! Also artwork by our youth. All proceeds go to sending immigrant families, youth, DACA… Continue reading News for Amigos de Casa San José: Aug. 16, 2018
Dear Casa San José Amigos, Welcome back to our email newsletter! Help: Join us for a celebration party on Aug. 3 during First Friday on Penn Ave., 7 pm - midnight, 5120 Penn Avenue! Dinner all night with homemade food downstairs; and upstairs a dance floor, drink bar, and live performances by the Afro Yaqui… Continue reading News for Amigos de Casa San José: Aug. 1, 2018
Dear Casa San José Amigos, Welcome back to our email newsletter! Help: Every Friday from 11 am - 2 pm, we'll be having a Lunch Sale for Immigrant Justice at 5120 Penn Ave. All food is made by local immigrant families and our very own youth, and vegetarian options, drinks, food and art will be… Continue reading News for Amigos de Casa San José: July 20, 2018
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.