Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition on Immigrant Rights
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” (Taken from the U.S. Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776). Often called the most quoted sentence in history
Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (WICIR) is a mission project of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ypsilanti. For more information go to their Facebook page www.facebook.com/WICIR. The Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (WICIR) is an ever-expanding organization of morally conscious people, who are members of numerous community groups and faith-based organizations. We are diverse in race and ethnicity, national origin, language, gender, age, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and socio-economic class status, and immigration status. We work together in coalition because we understand that the oppression of one group of people endorses the oppression of any group of people, at anytime. In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Our immigrant population in Washtenaw County is currently being repeatedly raided by Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) and by local police and law enforcement departments. We believe these raids are morally unjust and a clear violation of human rights. We are deeply disturbed by these atrocities happening in our community and will respond publicly and passionately. We are motivated to action by the God-given rights of all people to live in a safe and just society regardless of documentation.
For more information: check out their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/WICIR