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Our Mission

Who We Are

As a coalition of faith communities and other organizations and individuals committed to immigrant justice, the Miami Valley Immigration Coalition is committed to promoting comprehensive, humane immigration reform and radical systemic change by working with and on behalf of those who are affected by unjust immigration laws, policies and practices that do not reflect these higher values: 

  •     Dignity of the person

  •     Unity of the family

  •     Richness in diversity

  •     Equitable treatment

  •     Freedom in the pursuit of purpose

  •     Democratic process

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What We Do

We come together as individuals and organizations to:

  • Amplify each other’s voices as migrants, service providers, educators, and activists.

  • Open spaces for partnering, sharing, and building power.

  • Accompany migrants as they seek full access and inclusion in Miami Valley communities.

  • Build mutual relationships within and between communities to act in solidarity for progressive change.

  • Support leadership training and community organizing in and with migrant communities.

  • Educate and engage our larger community in support of just immigration policies.

  • Advocate for humane immigration reform that promotes family unity and respects the inherent dignity of every person.

Working Groups

Working Groups


Letting government leaders know that immigration justice is a priority for their constituents is vital. You do not need to know policy specifics to advocate. Our federal legislators need to be urged to do everything in their power to create pathways to citizenship for all 11 million people living and working here without legal status. The president and homeland security secretary need to hear that we want less resources in detention and home monitoring and more resources in humanitarian services for immigrants. Please visit for more specific and updated advocacies. To learn more about the working group, contact Lynn Buffington by clicking the button below.

Sanctuary & Asylum

Our Sanctuary and Asylum group focuses on hosting and supporting asylum-seekers who come to the Miami Valley. We work with host families and churches, including Lower Miami Church of the Brethren, a sanctuary congregation that offers hospitality to migrants in need. We hope to find other individuals, groups, and congregations who may be willing to accompany migrants through sponsorship programs and circles of solidarity. If you can help with contributions of time, money, or supplies, or if you want to know more about how you can help our new neighbors, contact Jan Futrell by clicking the button below.

Immigrants Need Your Support Today!

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