Here in California, many immigrant families are living in fear of Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” immigration policy and the ever-present risk of deportation and abuse. Here are some ways you can help.
- COMMENT ON PROPOSED IMMIGRATION RULE: Recently the Trump administration announced a new rule that would allow the federal government to detain immigrant children with their parents indefinitely. It would also considerably lower the standards for detention facilities, many of which have already been accused of abuse and neglect of the children in their care. Comments will be accepted here until November 6, 2018 – please submit a comment opposing this proposed rule!
- SUPPORT THE CABAILLAR FAMILY: The Cabaillar family needs our support! Mother of four Miledy Cabaillar was taken into ICE custody. She is currently being held at Yuba County Jail, as her immigration case moves slowly through the court. Her husband Jesús has had to quit his job to take care of their young children (including a two-year-old with autism). Their housing situation is dire, as they may be evicted at the end of September. Financial donations can be made at the link below; these will go directly to the family. If you can donate childcare or an affordable rental unit, please contact NorCal Resist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- VOLUNTEER WITH FAITHFUL FRIENDS: Are you interested in volunteering to provide detained immigrants with connection and support by making visits to them at the Yuba County Jail in Marysville? Faithful Friends/Amigos Fieles is a Community Visitation Program whose volunteers do just that. Visitor volunteers provide human connection and a regular outside presence for detainees. Volunteers can also help protect against human rights abuses in detention and ensure that each person in these facilities is treated with dignity.
For more information or to request a volunteer training session, please contact Program Coordinator Susan Lange: email@example.com
- VOLUNTEER WITH BORDER ANGELS: Border Angels is an all volunteer, non profit organisation that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to issues related to the US-Mexican border. Border Angels engages in community education and awareness programs that include guided trips to the desert to place water along migrant crossing routes as well as to the border to learn about the history of US-Mexico border policy and experience the border fence firsthand.
OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT
- American Civil Liberties Union: The ACLU has pledged to take Donald trump to court if he implements any of the policies he proposed that blatantly violate people’s civil liberties, including mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, punishing women for getting abortions, changing the country’s libel laws, etc.
- National Immigration Law Center: The NILC provides legal support and defends the rights of low-income immigrants who live in the US.
- Service Employees International Union (SEIU): An organization of 2-million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.
- Sacramento Immigration Coalition: A network of individual organizations that meet to share ideas and resources around the common goal of making lives better for undocumented people in the community.
- Area Congregations Together (ACT): Sacramento ACT organizes to create a more just and fair community for everyone in the Sacramento region, with a particular focus on communities of color that have experienced historical discrimination and disinvestment.
- RAPID RESPONSE TEAMS: Sacramento ACT, PICO, and the Sacramento Immigration Coalition are providing trainings to people interested in becoming legal and moral observers of ICE raids through their Rapid Response Network. Here’s how it would work: Rapid Response Protocol