Immigration Advocacy

Jersey City and Hudson County Immigration Advocacy.  I’m part of a social justice / community service team at St. Aedan’s – The Saint Peter’s University Church that helped plan and present a recent “Immigration Summit” at Saint Peter’s University. I’ve thus learned about many immigrant advocacy groups in Jersey City. I want to use Civic Parent as a space to share, collaborate, and advocate for immigrant rights in Jersey City and Hudson County.  Please email me at if interested in connecting or collaborating.

Learn & Act: Latest News & Events

Advocacy begins with a commitment to learn.

Saturday Nov 4th: Immigration Advocacy Training at St. Peter's University, Serve as an Ally in Immigration Advocacy

The Center for Undocumented Students (TCUS) at Saint Peter’s University is hosting an immigration advocacy training on Saturday, Nov. 4th from 10am-2;30pm. The morning session will focus on how to fill out citizenship paperwork and the afternoon session will focus on accompaniment training (for detainees). Please see flyer for details and RSVP.

Monday, Nov 13th: Introduction to Community Organizing, Hosted by Jersey City Together at Saint Peter's University


On Sept 30, 2017 community advocates held an Immigration Summit at Saint Peter's University. Learn who was there, what was talked about, and how you can plug into advocacy efforts.

Father Michael Sheeran, President of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), Speaks out for DACA, Dreamers

This video gives context to immigration advocacy at Saint Peter’s University and its church, St. Aedan’s.  Ten percent of Congress graduated from Jesuit universities. Many more graduated from Jesuit high schools. On October 25, 2017, Father Michael Sheeran, the President of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), called on Jesuit graduates in Congress to help DACA Dreamers, stating, “You learned in school about the obligation to respect and protect the natural rights of other human beings…especially when they stand in need before you and you have the power to help.”


Connect: Organizations Providing Immigrant Services & Support in Jersey City & NJ

The following organizations were part of the September 30th, 2017 Immigration Summit at Saint Peter’s University, serving as co-sponsors and hosting tables to meet and greet participants.

Saint Peter’s University, one of 28 Jesuit universities in the U.S., educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice.

Jersey City Together is a coalition of 35+ faith based groups in Jersey City advocating for affordable housing, fair tax policy, and systemic solutions related to public safety.

Migrante New Jersey, aims to educate, organize and mobilize Filipino immigrants and their families to protect and advance our rights.

First Friends of NJ and NY upholds the inherent dignity and humanity of detained immigrants and asylum seekers. We provide compassion and hope through volunteer visitation, resettlement assistance and advocacy.


The Social Justice Program and Club at Saint Peter’s University is committed to understanding social injustice, dismantling unjust structures, creating change, opening hearts and minds, building community.

A sacred place for worship and reflection for both the Jersey City and Saint Peter’s University communities.

TCUS supports the academic work of undocumented students at the University, sheds intellectual light on the political and economic realities of immigration in our world today, and creates a community where undocumented students feel welcome.

The Migrant Center at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi welcomes immigrants/migrants of various ethnic backgrounds regardless of political or religious affiliation. It offers immigration assistance, advocacy & network building, and education & formation.


We are Filipina women from the Jersey City area, building a stronger community for our neighbors and families.

Founded by Father Daniel Berrigan, Elmer Maas, Sister Anne Montgomery and many other peace activists in 1981, as a branch or chapter of Ploughshares.

The Migrant Center at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi welcomes immigrants/migrants of various ethnic backgrounds regardless of political or religious affiliation. It offers immigration assistance, advocacy & network building, and education & formation.

Christ UMC is a community of faith committed to living out the Gospel and fulfilling the great commission. It is a multi- cultural group that is welcoming and caring that seeks to impact lives through giving and serving.


Anakbayan is a youth and student organization working to educate, organize and mobilize our community to address important issues that affect Filipinos in the US and the Philippines. We aim to unite Filipino youth of all backgrounds in order to achieve genuine freedom and democracy in the Philippines.

The NJ Chapter understands the importance of urban issues such as protecting the public’s drinking water and air quality, maintaining good mass transit and creating safe bicycle lanes, and addressing environmental justice issues, and is currently establishing a group of local grassroots volunteers in Hudson County.

One of the five offices which make up the Resident Response Center, the Office of Welcoming Communities’ mission is to empower, integrate, and celebrate the immigrant community of Jersey City.

An Episcopal / Anglican Parish in the Heart of Jersey City Making God Known Since 1860