Welcome to "The Sanctuary," an on-line community where human-rights, civil-rights, and pro-migrant activists discuss issues of concern for all those interested in humane and practical immigration reform, migrant-rights, human-rights, and the greater struggle of all who those have left friends and family behind to start new lives in new lands.
The Sanctuary is an effort to create a virtual community to share information, organize, engage in activism, and come together under one roof to unite in our efforts to effect change.
It is intended to be a "cyber-sanctuary", free from the din of right-wing noise, where those working towards meaningful reform can come together in the hope of magnifying their individual efforts through community action and cooperation, and build bridges with like-minded activists from a wide cross-section of the political spectrum.
First and foremost, The Sanctuary is a community founded on the basic premise that human rights and dignity are the cornerstones of civilized society.
With that in mind, The Sanctuary is unequivocally a "pro-migrant space" which respects the intrinsic value of all members of society regardless of their circumstances or legal status.
We believe that immigration is a vital part of maintaining a healthy and vibrant America, and has set this nation apart from all others since its inception. It is the lifeblood that has always made this nation grow and prosper, and our mission is to work toward reform of our current immigration system to better reflect these basic ideals: To be practical, fair, rational and humane.