Listening to the immigration experience of the Segovia family revealed afresh the pain around immigration that exists in the community. It was amazing to see how many people who come to our weekly Tuesdays Together gatherings have a family member or friend who are experiencing deportation or have complications with their immigration process. What is clear about these individual experiences is that in each case, residents are challenged to find good support and legal advice that they can trust and afford. Consequently, the leadership team at Tuesdays Together decided to organize a mutual support session specifically focused on creating an awareness and surface resources on Immigration.
On June 14th, the leadership team hosted an immigration mutual support event at our weekly Tuesdays Together gathering. The team invited Michelle Mendez and Loide Jorge, immigration Attornys, who joined us at Tuesdays Together to respond to residents’ questions and concerns about immigration. The dialogue was attended by over 45 residents who were able to ask questions and find out more about how they can use a list of resources recommended by Michelle and Loide at the event.