Learn the truth about immigration in the U.S. and how you can make a difference.
Vicky Witte is a founding member of the Colorado Springs Sanctuary Church Coalition. She has been volunteering with refugees since 2009: as an ESL classroom assistant, teacher, and volunteer manager, leading a sewing group, and mentoring nine newly-arrived refugee families. Attended the North American Refugee Roundtable three times over seven years. Studied immigration in Guatemala. Studied immigration with Frontera de Cristo at the southern U.S. border. Volunteered as a legal assistant inside the South Texas Family Residential Center, a detention center for women and children seeking asylum in the U.S. Successfully completed the Immigrant Pathway Institute—a course in basic immigration law. Recently volunteered in two Catholic Charities immigrant shelters in Laredo, Texas. Captains a team that sponsors a Guatemalan family of asylum seekers. Certified in Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language. Founding member of the Colorado Springs Sanctuary Church Coalition, and active on the sanctuary education and action teams. Volunteers for LFS Refugee and Asylee, Catholic Charities, and the Colorado Rapid Response Network, which responds to potential ICE activity. Lived in Costa Rica for three years, which gave Vicki personal insight into the challenges immigrants face. Writes a blog about her experiences and Biblical reflections on refugees and immigration: Stand 4 Welcome.