Houston is home to two new centers for Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON), a United Methodist Immigration Ministry. JFON is a ministry of hospitality that welcomes immigrants by providing affordable, high-quality immigration legal services for low-income immigrants, engaging in advocacy for immigrant rights, and offering education to communities of faith and the public.
Since JFON’s founding in 1999, it has grown to a network of 15 sites that support more than 40 clinics serving more than 4,000 clients annually. Three of these sites are or will be within the Texas Annual Conference, two in Houston and one in Tyler. Three St. Paul’s members are among advisors and directors — John Howard, Laura Menges, and Susan Yang.
Legal Clinic Training Workshop February 7
A training workshop for the JFON legal clinic opening in March will be held on Saturday, February 7. The National JFON Program Director will provide an overview of the organization, an introduction to immigration law, and discuss ways to get involved.
This training will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to the public; no legal experience is needed. Location: Mission Milby Community Development Center, 2220 Broadway. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.