Our Goals

to educate the community on immigration issues and their effects on our city and its people; to encourage and empower churches to know how to speak about the topic in a truthful and loving way; to equip community leaders so they can serve their people through legal information and services; to end the isolation of immigrant detention through visitation programs; to advocate alongside immigrants and allies through actions such as letter writing, vigils, protests, and legislative visits; to support and promote comprehensive reform that ends the privatization of immigrant detention and creates a path to citizenship.

Recent Updates

Welcoming Communities

January 29th 2017 at 4PM
Mission Waco Chapel
1226 Washington Ave. Waco, TX

How can we stand with our immigrant neighbors in Waco? Come on January 29th at 4pm to the Mission Waco Chapel (1226 Washington Avenue) to hear from … Read more

21 Jan 17 Rebecca Larsen

Nonprofit expands immigration services to Waco

Waco Tribune 
By Shelly Conlon
Full Story here

A Waco resident is helping Austin- and San Antonio-based nonprofit group American Gateways expand services to protect immigrants in the Waco area.

American Gateways’ staff attorney, Anali Looper, opened an office Monday … Read more

14 Jan 17 Rebecca Larsen

Waco immigrants brace for unknowns with new Trump administration

Waco Tribune 
By J.B. Smith
Full story here

President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to build a wall on the Mexican border, unravel protections for the children of unauthorized immigrants and quickly deport several million people.

But as politicians and experts … Read more

14 Jan 17 Rebecca Larsen

Waco City Council Testimony

At the Dec. 20, 2016 Waco City Council Business Meeting, members of the Waco Immigration Alliance shared personal stories, professional experience, and research that articulates and supports our priorities as a community group, which we are calling on the city … Read more

20 Dec 16 Rebecca Larsen

Join Us Tuesday 12/6 for Our Monthly Meeting!

Join us for our meeting this Tuesday on December 6th at 6:30pm at 1721 Sanger Avenue. We will be planning for the next year and reflecting on where we are headed as an organization. As we move forward into a … Read more

05 Dec 16 Rebecca Larsen

How to Prepare for Changes in the Presidential Administration

First of all, we want to express that we will fight for you. If you are feeling afraid, targeted (and we know these are not new feelings for many of you in this country) we have your back. If you … Read more

11 Nov 16 Rebecca Larsen

Sus Derechos Básicos Durante Visitas de ICE; KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: WHAT TO DO IF IMMIGRATION AGENTS (ICE) ARE AT YOUR DOOR

Demian Bichir: What To Do If Immigration Agents Are At Your Door
Courtesy of the ACLU

If officers are at your door, keep the door closed and ask if they are Immigration agents, or from ICE.

Ask the agents what

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16 May 16 Rebecca Larsen

Know Your Rights! — Saturday!

Location- “Tierra de Bendicion” church
Address- 3404 Speight Ave
Time: 7pm

Are you an immigrant or person of color? Does your job position serve someone that is? Want to know what your rights are, even for a non-citizen? Do you … Read more

14 May 16 Rebecca Larsen

Judge Blocks State From Licensing Family Detention Center

The Texas Tribune 
by  

An Austin judge temporarily blocked the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services from issuing a childcare license to an immigration detention center in Dilley on Wednesday.

Grassroots Leadership, a … Read more

06 May 16 Rebecca Larsen

End Family Detention: “No Sanctuary” Movie Screening & Panel Discussion

Tuesday, April 26th at Brooks Flats Classroom at Baylor University – 6:30PM
RSVP here.
&
Sunday, May 1st at Calvary Baptist Church – 4pm,
RSVP here.

This new documentary chronicles the return of immigrant family detention in the … Read more

25 Apr 16 Rebecca Larsen

Public Deliberation Forum on Immigration

Open to the public!
April 25 @ 5 pm, Bobo Spiritual Life Center (500 Speight Ave)
Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP – http://goo.gl/forms/6ScSJZMv6k

In partnership with the Waco Immigration Alliance
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-Think you know what you believe on immigration?
-Unsure

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25 Apr 16 Rebecca Larsen
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