BCISG and NJ Alliance for Immigrant Justice



We recently received notice from the Bergen County Immigration Strategy Group (BCISG) that they are working on immigration issues in eastern Bergen County and other areas of the county.  They focus mostly on Cliffside Park, Fort Lee, Englewood, Tenafly, Teaneck and Hackensack.

BCISG, with other groups, is working on promoting Fair and Welcoming municipal policies, one of the initiatives of the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice, of which CoFiA is a member. Another effort they are discussing is bringing the Rapid Response and detainee-accompaniment training of the statewide network “Faith in NJ” to Bergen County.  This type of response activity is being organized around the United States, to bear witness at ICE actions, and accompany detainees during imprisonment.  BCISG feels that if immigration activists are trained for these strategies we will be better  prepared if the Federal administration escalates their detention and deportation tactics in 2018.

Members of BCISG plan to attend the next CoFiA meeting on Thursday, November 2, at 7:15, at the Presbyterian Church in Leonia, 181 Fort Lee Road, Leonia.  They also invite members of CoFiA to attend their next meeting on Monday, October 30, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Ethical Culture Society, 687 Larch Ave., Teaneck.


For more information, or to RSVP to the invitation,  contact Peter Jamieson at 201-705-4505 or

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