How to Help Immigrant Families

 

1) Follow us Twitter for updates and additional resources: @Latinos44

2) Sign Up for a Families Belong Together rally next week near you at familiesbelongtogether.org

3) Support Groups at the Border to Support Today Who are Doing Great Work

 

ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDING SUPPORT SERVICES

TEXAS

The Rio Grande Valley sector in Texas (RGV sector) is a priority because the volume of prosecutions of parents being separated in McAllen & Brownsville is quite high in comparison to other places.

@netargv   They are some of the best story-tellersof the border region and they are also taking donations for families sleeping outside of ports of entry in extreme heat. Here's ‪@netargv's fundraiserto help volunteers who go to Mexico to assist these families outside.They need Diapers, Underwear, Bras, Baby wipes, etc.

@LUPE_rgv    One of the most powerful & inspirational organizations is ‪@LUPE_rgv. If you want to help people power grow in this region donate here:

@TXCivilRights   We can create more accountability if immigrant-supporting civil rights impact litigators have the resources they need to try to intervene in this process in as many ways as possible. One TX based organization doing amazing work is ‪@TXCivilRights. They need help to cover more proceedings in more courthouses so that litigators trying to stop this have a better sense as to what is happening as this process lacks transparency across the board. You can donate here.

@RAICESTEXAS    Once parents are separated and prosecuted some move back over into DHS custody and get moved around to other detention centers. This is where having more lawyers who work inside detention centers to help figure out how to get these parents back w/ their kids is important. @RAICESTEXAS has a bond fund to help reunited families and fight their cases from the outside. You can support that bond fund here:

@CCharitiesRGV      You can clean your closet & supply cabinets and clothing donations to Catholic Charities RGV’sshelter for refugees. People arrive with nothing and this place helps clean, feed and clothe them.

Here is a list of items needed and a link to their Amazon Wish List:

·       Toiletries for men and women (deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, etc.)

·       Shoes (sandals, tennis shoes, loafers, etc.) for men, women, children and infants of all sizes

·       Clothes (pants, t-shirts, blouses, underclothing, etc.) for children and adults of all sizes

·       Baby supplies for toddlers (Pampers, baby wipes, baby bottles, etc.)

·       Sealed snack food (granola bars, chips, peanut butter & cheese crackers, etc.)

·       Gift cards to purchase food items

·       Phone cards

·       Plastic bags for families to pack sandwiches, snacks, and water for their trip

National:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)- https://www.supportkind.org    Is one of the leading groups in the country providing legal defense.

National Immigrant Justice Center

VOLUNTEER

@Texas

Attorneys:

Volunteer Attorney Sign up (organized by Natalie Montelongo) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdo8pbEeOLfcgk20i3Cjobuk4SXBhi3hQ8JrzfUUvIpqWsM3w/viewform?c=0&w=1

Volunteer Attorney Sign Up (organized by Francey)                          http://caraprobono.org/volunteer/

The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law seeks volunteer lawyers, translators, doctors and social workers for Court-Approved Detention Site Inspections and Interviews with Detained Minors (JUNE 2018 - JULY 2018)

The primary purpose of the visits is to monitor compliance with the Flores Settlement, dealing with conditions of detention and the release of immigrant minors.

ICE FACILITIES

Berks Pa. - Thursday 6/28 and Friday 6/29 ( e-mail Carroll Chang Tuesday morning carrolchang at gmail.com)

CBP FACILITIES (may include children separated from parents)

El Centro - Wednesday 6/27 and Thursday 6/28

Santa Teresa - Monday 7/2 and Tuesday 7/3

Yuma - Monday 6/25 and Tuesday 6/26

San Ysidro - Thursday 7/5 and Friday 7/6

Casa Padre - Pending, proposed dates are between July 6-9

ORR/Southwest Key (probably include children separated from parents)

Firm dates to be set. We have proposed July 6-9, 2018.

You may join more than one inspection.

To participate, or find out more, please email: djimenez at centerforhumanrights.org and pschey at centerforhumanrights.org.

http://www.centerforhumanrights.org/index.html

If you haven't already done so, please immediately download the required code of conduct form, available through the link below, print it, sign, date, and please scan and email your signature page with a copy of a government issued photo ID to:

Djimenez at centerforhumanrights.org and pschey@centerforhumanrights.org or fax to 213-386-9484.

ICE CODE OF CONDUCT FORM AVAILABLE AT: http://files.constantcontact.com/…/aeec1971-fe86-4749-99b4-…

 

Informed Immigrant                

Everything said about Texas is needed everywhere else right now, so check out Informed Immigrant plug in your zip code find out what organizations are near you and help by volunteering there!.

         

ABLE       

For those interested in helping the children and families separated by the recent raid in Sandusky Ohio, advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) has multiple opportunitiesto help.

Because enforcement is increasing, and the system is being jammed in different ways, there are not enough lawyers to advocate on behalf of individuals and families facing deportation

Run campaigns in your cities, counties & states demanding your government(s) fund legal services for people going through the deportation process. Many cities and states have invested in this over the last few years, so it is possible. It is similar to the general concept of access to counsel and due process, and trying to be a locality that does not want to just give a green light to the increased enforcement of this administration. Winning these campaigns can help get more lawyers in more detention centers