What we do
We strive to put a human face on the issues in Latin America. We work to end racial profiling of immigrants both in the Saint Louis region and the United States as a whole, to promote just immigration policies, to close the SOA/Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (SOA/WHINSEC) - to end Militarization of Latin America, to promote just trade, to accompany sister communities in El Salvador and Guatemala, and to promote justice in all Latin American countries, especially Honduras.
IFCLA advocates and works with municipalities take a stand against deputizing local police as Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agents, a practice otherwise known as a 287g agreement.
Rapidly increasing militarization in border security, immigration policy, and Immigration Customs and Enforcement locally has contributed to a lower quality of life for many individuals, notably indigenous and communities of color.
sanctuary & Sacred resistance
Sanctuary is a way to be in solidarity with the undocumented community by creating safe space for immigrant voices to be lifted up. It includes interfaith collaboration, sanctuary education and the Alex Belongs Here campaign.