Close the Camps, Stop the Deportations, Abolish ICE
Don’t let the horror of what’s happening in our country paralyze you. The situation is not new (see the History of Concentration Camps in the US) but because there is heightened awareness, we are in a moment of possible change. Below are things that you can do to help with the humanitarian crisis created by inhumane immigration policies. This is not a time to sit back. Please do at least one of these suggestions.
- Migrant Justice, the statewide organizing group for immigrant farmworkers in Vermont.
- American Civil Liberties Union is focusing on defending the rights of immigrant families
- The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) is a non-profit focused on “providing free and low-cost legal services to under-served immigrant children, families and refugees in Central and South Texas
- Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP) is “helping families at the US border get legal advice and translation services,” and is interviewing families to document what is happening to ensure they are reunited as quickly as possible.
- The Florence Project provides free legal services to detained immigrants in Arizona.
- Project Corazon Travel Fund to send more lawyers (particularly Spanish-speaking immigration lawyers) to the detention centers and refugee camps where help is desperately needed.
Donate Your Frequent Flier Miles
Asylum Seeker Sponsorship
All asylum-seekers must have an individual named sponsor in order to secure release. To learn more about sponsoring asylum seekers to help them see the Asylum-Seekers Sponsorship Project.
- National Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps is planning a weekend of action all across the country over Indigenous People’s Day weekend.
- Follow HIAS, a refugee protection organization
- Every second and fourth Monday of the month 6-7:30pm, Community Voices for Immigrant Rights, meetings happening online via Zoom. Join us to discuss how to ensure that our efforts are long-term, sustained, and supportive of both local and national orgs like Migrant Justice/Justicia Migrante doing the work on the ground. There are opportunities for new and seasoned organizers alike to get involved. Breakout working groups will include organizing around educational events, rapid response, national and local street actions, and more.
Call Senator Leahy
Tell him “Not one more dollar for the camps!” 802-863-2525 or 800-624-3193. Leahy voted in favor of the funding bill that was supposed to have restriction on how it could be spent. Those restrictions have already (and not surprisingly) been disregarded. (See article by Noah Lanard.)