The Oregon New Sanctuary Movement (ONSM) is an interfaith coalition called by our faith to respond actively and publicly to the suffering of our immigrant brothers and sisters residing in the United States. We stand together in our faith that everyone, regardless of national origin, has basic common rights, including but not limited to: 1) livelihood; 2) family unity; and 3) physical and emotional safety. We witness the violation of these rights under current immigration policy, particularly in the separation of children from their parents due to unjust deportations, and in the exploitation of immigrant workers. We are deeply grieved by the violence done to families through immigration raids. We cannot in good conscience ignore such suffering and injustice.
We are committed to lifting up the voices of our immigrant brothers and sisters, working for just and humane immigration reform, and the transformation of the social and economic systems that perpetuate the poverty in immigrants’ home countries that drives much of the migration to the United States. The ONSM provides prophetic hospitality to families who are in the deportation process and assists these families with spiritual, material and legal support.