The Trump administration has declared war on immigrant communities, with increased ICE raids across the country, including one in NYC a few blocks away from a CUFFH member church. As a result, our offices and member churches are now seeing an influx of terrified residents who fear their families being torn apart. Locally, one in three New Yorker’s is foreign-born and nearly two-million NYC residents are living below the federal poverty level, meaning services and advocacy offered by organizations like CUFFH are now more needed than ever.
The CUFFH Network reaches thousands of community members across the city. Our member churches are made up of predominantly low-income, Latino congregants; many of whom are undocumented and at risk.
Communities of faith across the City are praying about social justice issues like immigration, poverty, and housing needs in their congregations each week. CUFFH works to turn those silent, individual prayers into visible, organized action. In an effort to respond quickly to the needs of our community, CUFFH is working to coordinate and carry out immigrant-protecting advocacy efforts including legal services for immigrant families and emergency housing at several of our network churches.