From the workplace, to the classroom, to our neighborhoods, immigrant families are part of our communities in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. IJPC works in partnership with immigrant leaders and local organizations to identify, call attention to, and organize around issues facing our local immigrant community.

Our Position: 

IJPC believes that immigrants are to be fully welcomed to the United States and embraced as essential members of our society. Immigrants deserve the opportunity to build a good life and be protected from exploitation, just like everyone else. The U.S. immigration system needs to be overhauled and built to be more equitable and just, including a pathway to citizenship for our undocumented neighbors. Furthermore, we believe that national security is not enhanced by threats of mass deportation or by detention of undocumented individuals and families.

Our Work:

The goal of IJPC’s work for immigration justice is to engage immigrants, allies, and the general public on the realities of our broken immigration system so that we can work together to advocate for change.

  • IJPC coordinates the Immigrant Dignity Coalition, a network of 40+ organizations dedicated to informing, connecting, and mobilizing the Southwest Ohio / Northern Kentucky community to defend and protect the dignity of the immigrant and refugee community by working in partnership with one another.
  • IJPC offers interactive, dynamic group presentations to explain how the immigration system works and doesn’t work. To request a presentation or speaker, please fill out this form.

Get Involved:

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Get involved through IJPC’s Greater Cincinnati Immigration Volunteer Guide


The following resources were researched and compiled as part of IJPC’s previous educational presentations. Click one of the topics below to be taken to a new page with links to articles, videos, and a list of actions to take.

About IJPC

The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center educates and advocates for peace, challenges unjust local, national and global systems, and promotes the creation of a nonviolent society. IJPC is supported by faith-based organizations and individuals who work together to educate around justice issues, take collaborative action and do public witness. We address local, national and international concerns focusing on the death penalty, immigration, human trafficking and peace and nonviolence.