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Pillar III - counsel


Pillar III

Counsel to give hope for tomorrow

Pillar III of the Jubilee Institute includes the opening of Immigrant Hope – Sandhills (Summer 2019). Immigrant Hope is a ministry originally launched by the EFCA to provide immigrants with 
(1) the HOPE of the gospel
(2) HELP finding a pathway to legal residency 
(3) a HOME in a church that cares for their needs.

At its core, Immigrant Hope of the Sandhills is about meeting a basic need in the community. 

Essentially, Immigrant Hope provides honest, gospel-centered advice for immigrants, regardless of their background. The immigration laws in America are a morass of confusing and conflicting rules that have built-in delays and roadblocks. Regardless of the country of origin, a simple immigration application can take decades to complete and tens of thousands of dollars. And if a mistake is made at any point in the journey, the process may have to be started over from the very beginning. 

Immigrant Hope allows men and women who have completed a minimum of forty (40) hours of immigration training, coupled with shadowing an immigration attorney, to advocate on behalf of immigrants regarding their immigrant status and rights.  While legally it may not be possible to assist every immigrant that seeks advice and counsel, Immigrant Hope will offer the HOPE of the Gospel to every person seeking help and that HOPE is available without limitations.



Do I need to be a lawyer to get involved?
No.  While there will be lawyers actively involved with Immigrant Hope -Sandhills, the government is allowing non-lawyers, who complete the requisite training, to act as non-lawyer advocates on behalf of immigrants before the Department of Justice.

What if I can't take time away to complete the training?  Can I still be involved?
Yes.  There are a number of administrative -type tasks that will need to be filled at Immigrant Hope, which include, filing, interviewing individuals, research, translation services, potential child care, etc.  Additionally, we can always use prayer as we navigate this new ministry for all of those involved and for everyone we hope to assist through Immigrant Hope.

Where will Immigrant Hope be located?
Right now it will be located at Christ Community Church; however, we are working to secure a separate location for the Jubilee Institute Ministry, which would include Immigrant Hope - Sandhills.

Where can I get the 40 hours of immigration training?
The next scheduled training at the Immigrant Pathways Institute (through Immigrant Hope's home office in Minneapolis), is scheduled for April 29-May 3, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Talk to Sarah Cortesio for additional information on this training or visit the Immigrant Hope website at → https://www.immigranthope.org/get-training/.

How can I learn more about Immigrant Hope?
Here is a link to the Immigrant Hope website:
Immigrant Hope is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA), created to further the EFCA mission of “multiplying transformational churches among all people.”
Immigrant Hope is based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota and will guide our center in the Sandhills.

See more Immigrant Hope Frequently Asked Questions here: