December 15, 2022
National Justice for Our Neighbors begins a new era this week as Immigration Law & Justice Network.
We were very intentional and transparent in our decision to rebrand. The process lasted a full year as we consulted with clients, supporters, and representatives from our 19 affiliate sites across the United States.
We wanted clarity, but we also wanted a name that felt inclusive for our immigrant leaders. We recognized that there are—and have always been—many staff members and volunteers who are not just seeking justice for their neighbors, but also for themselves and their families.
Our new name describes exactly what we do. Our new logo—with its vibrant sun evoking Hope and a New Day—captures the essence of who we are.
It is a New Day for our clients when they walk through the doors of an ILJ site. And it is a New Day for our organization as we remain fervently committed to our mission, our values, and our vision for a nation that honors the dignity of all people.
We also remain committed to supporting, nurturing, and strengthening the individual sites that make up our network, acknowledging that they—like the rays of our sun—are each different, yet intrinsically connected.
We look forward to this New Day with our clients, staff, volunteers, and also with you!
Different Name. Different Logo. Same Mission.
20+ Years of Service
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) established Justice for Our Neighbors as an immigration ministry of the United Methodist Church in 1999. For nearly a quarter century, we have advocated for immigrant justice and provided immigration legal services to thousands of low-income immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.
We are proud of the deep history and solidarity we share with UMCOR, and grateful to continue working together in the pursuit of justice for immigrants.
Our Immigration Law & Justice Network
Representatives from each of our 19 affiliated ILJ sites met in Baltimore this past fall to learn, connect, and explore better ways to serve our immigrant communities.