San Francisco Archdiocese to Host Nov. 19 Immigration Issues Briefing

November 13, 2008

The Archdiocese of San Francisco of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop George Niederauer will host an informational briefing, next week, on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Raids, the “Sanctuary Ordinance,” and youth policy issues.

The hour-long briefing will take place Wednesday, November 19, at 8 a.m. at the office of the Archdiocese, 1 Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco. (Coffee and pastries will be available at 7:45 a.m.)
 
Presenters will be: Shannon Wilber, Executive Director of Legal Services for Children (LSC), which represents individual children and youth in education, immigration, foster care, and guardianship matters, and provides screening and representation to undocumented youth in the juvenile justice system who are eligible for immigration relief; Francisco Ugarte, Immigration Attorney, San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network—the consortium of legal and service agencies funded by the City and County of San Francisco to provide legal support and case management for individuals and families affected by ICE Raids in San Francisco; and Sheila Chung Hagen, Immigrant Rights Administrator of the City and County of San Francisco (who will be available for questions as needed).
 
A number of prominent leaders in the faith community are expected to attend.