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The Bergen County Sanctuary Committee serves as a sponsor organization for people who have applied for political asylum in the US, providing humanitarian support and advocacy.
BCSC is a model community-based alternative to detention. It is a coalition of religious and humanist communities, human rights organizations, and other groups and individuals in the Greater New York City area who provide support and services for asylum seekers who are released from detention.
BCSC is the only organization of its kind operating in the New York area.
The following organizations are members of the Bergen County Sanctuary Committee:
Among the services they provide are housing, medical care, financial support, educational opportunities, language instruction, transportation, recreation, and liaison with attorneys