First UU’s RJI Focus Group has supported the sanctuary movement in Columbus by working with people in sanctuary, setting up a support table in front of the Columbus ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) office, and setting up the Fund for Immigration Legal Assistance.  RJI has also organized and attended Black Lives Matter protests.

Fund for Immigration Legal Assistance (FILA)

First UU affirms and promotes the inherent worth and dignity of every person.  As an outreach to and with the larger community, we have established a Fund for Immigration Legal Assistance (FILA) to provide direct assistance to immigrants in Central Ohio in need of help.

Beneficiaries of the fund are residents of Central Ohio, with preference given to parent(s) of underage children, and young persons who fit within the DACA age guidelines.  The fund welcomes donations from within First UU, as well as in the central Ohio community.  Your donations are most appreciated.

For more information or to donate to FILA

  • Visit the FILA webpage
  • email us at:

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