Online meeting on Immigration Justice Advocacy & COVID-19

UUSJ is having an online conversation on Thursday April 30 at 8:00 PM on the topic of Immigration Justice Advocacy & COVID-19.

We would like to invite you to join UUSJ’s Immigration Justice Task Group to share what is on your heart regarding COVID-19, hear what we’ve been doing, and especially gather your ideas on how UUSJ should focus its Immigration Justice advocacy for a just COVID recovery.

See their website at for more information and to RSVP.

How to make a real impact in NJ during the COVID-19 crisis

No one left out: a COVID-19 response that puts NJ’s most vulnerable residents first. Join STAND CNJ for a virtual gathering on understanding the advocacy needed to make an impact on NJ’s next steps in supporting its communities throughout the state.


  • Dena Mottola Jaborska, Associate Director, New Jersey Citizen Action will highlight how our advocacy efforts can make an impact on current issues, such as unemployment, paid leave, and healthcare to close the gaps and protect NJ residents.
  • Brandon J. McKoy, President, New Jersey Policy Perspective will highlight the important policy and budgetary advocacy needed to develop the state’s legislation and resources necessary to tackle our newest challenge.

Join us in learning more on what NJ activists should understand about how the state can provide resources and what we can all do to make sure necessary services are provided for people in our state.
In collaboration with our network of coalitions, we can make a difference.

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Staying Healthy and Safe During The COVID-19 Crisis

The NJ Alliance for Immigrant Justice invites you to join our series of COVID-19 Response Facebook Live Panels starting with the first tomorrow, Wednesday, April 8th at 3:00pm on staying healthy and safe during the crisis! Please RSVP on Facebook so we can keep you updated as the panels are scheduled.

Add the event to your calendar here.

Tomorrow’s panel will focus on staying healthy and connected in the current state of emergency and providing resources to immigrants including the undocumented community with a focus on access to health care.

We are joined by Deborah Cornavaca from the Governor’s office and Laura Mora, Organizer with LALDEF. Our discussions will be held in English and Spanish. Please join us and share with your networks! Best,Hera Mir, Communications and Operations Coordinator

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

We are joined by Deborah Cornavaca from the Governor’s office and Laura Mora, Organizer with LALDEF. Our discussions will be held in English and Spanish. Please join us and share with your networks! 


Hera Mir, Communications and Operations Coordinator
New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

4/06 Call NJ County Officials to tell them to #ReleaseAllDetainees

Today, we are calling on NJ county officials to do everything in their power to release all detainees and incarcerated because they are at risk of COVID19 outbreak.  We are building on the efforts to #FreeThemAll and calling on NJ county officials to demand they release all detainees.  Please call, tweet, and email these officials at or see their contact information listed below with the call script.

Bergen County:
Sheriff Anthony Cureton, 201-336-3500Email: [email protected]  Twitter: @BergenCountySo

Essex County:County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., 973-621-4400 Email [email protected] Twitter: @Joe_D_EssexExec Essex County Freeholder Rufus I. Johnson 973-621-4483Email: [email protected]Twitter: @EssexFreeholder

Hudson County:County ExecutiveTom DeGise, 201-795-6000 (specify that you want to speak with Hudson County Executive’s Staff)Email:[email protected]Twitter: @TomDeGise

Call Script:
When you connect over the phone use the script below to guide your message:
Hi, my name is [NAME].I am calling to demand that you do everything in your power to make sure all people detained in your facility are released immediately. [for Bergen and Hudson only ] AND that you cease accepting any new detainees. New Jersey is located in the US epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the second-highest number of confirmed cases in the country. Bergen County has the highest number of cases and fatalities in the state. Essex County has the second-highest number of cases and fatalities in the state, and Hudson county has the third-highest in the state. Conditions in county jails make it impossible to follow social distancing protocols, as medical experts recommend and the governor’s Executive Order 107 requires. _______ County needs to act now to ensure the safety and well-being of all people in the county, especially those currently detained and incarcerated in its county jail. Acting now to release all those in custody will curb the spread of COVID-19 both within and outside of county facilities, and help make New Jersey safer for all. 

En EspañolHola, me llamo [NOMBRE].Estoy llamando para exigir que usted haga todo lo posible para asegurar la liberación inmediata de todas las personas detenidas en su cárcel, [solo para los condados de Bergen y Hudson] y que deje de aceptar nuevos detenidos. Nueva Jersey se encuentra en el epicentro estadounidense de la pandemia de COVID-19, y ocupa el segundo lugar en número de casos confirmados en el país. El condado de Bergen tiene el mayor número de casos y muertes en el estado, y los condados de Hudson y Essex ocupan el segundo y tercer lugar respectivamente. Condiciones en las cárceles de los condados hacen imposible el cumplimiento con los protocolos de distanciamiento social tal y como los expertos médicos recomienden y el orden ejecutivo 107 del gobernador exige. El condado de _______ debe tomar acción inmediata para asegurar el bienestar de todas las personas en el condado, especialmente las que están detenidas en su cárcel. Actuar ahora para liberar a todos los detenidos frenará la propagación de COVID-19 tanto dentro como fuera de la cárcel, y ayudará a que Nueva Jersey sea más seguro para todos.


Please share the action with your network and tell them why its important to you.
Thank you for all you do! 
New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice