To be Shared with Immigrant Communities

22/02/2017

Source:  https://www.ilrc.org/family-preparedness-plan


12/06/2016

Every family should have a Family Preparedness Plan. While it is our hope that you never have to use your plan, it is a good practice to have one in place to help reduce the stress of the unexpected. This packet will help everyone create a Family Preparedness Plan, regardless of immigration status. However, because of the additional challenges immigrant and mixed status families face, we also have additional advice for immigrants.

 


Post-Election Resource Guide for Immigrants, Refugees, DACAmented, and Advocates

21/02/2017

Source:  https://neappleseed.org/immigration_resources

by  on 11/17/2016 in Immigrants & Communities • 1 Comment

This resource guide contains information for DACAmented, schools, churches and for people who would like to know how to help.

Reporting hate incidents, scams, fraud, etc.

Southern Poverty Law Center: Report a Hate Incident

Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights- OCR’s mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.

Stopbullying.gov – For identifying, preventing, and resolving issues of bullying for community members and educators.

Department of Justice, Community Relations Service- DOJ’s “peacemaker” for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and disability.

CRS works with police chiefs, mayors, school administrators, other local and state authorities, community-based organizations, and civil and human rights groups. CRS also provides free cultural competency training programs.

FBI Civil Rights

Department of Homeland Security

DHS policy instructs immigration and border agents to avoid conducting enforcement actions at sensitive locations (however, there are some exceptions). Locations covered by these policies include:

  • Schools, such as known and licensed daycares, pre-schools and other early learning programs; primary schools; secondary schools; post-secondary schools up to and including colleges and universities; as well as scholastic or education-related activities or events, and school bus stops that are marked and/or known to the officer, during periods when school children are present at the stop;
  • Medical treatment and health care facilities, such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, accredited health clinics, and emergent or urgent care facilities;
  • Places of worship, such as churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples;
  • Religious or civil ceremonies or observances, such as funerals and weddings; and
  • During public demonstration, such as a march, rally, or parade.

In addition, immigration enforcement at courthouses is limited to actions against individuals falling within the enforcement priorities of the November 2014 memorandum.

  • Customs and Border Protection “CBP” Sensitive Locations FAQs
  • To report a DHS enforcement action that you believe is inconsistent with these policies, contact:
  • ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) through the Detention Reporting and Information Line at (888)351-4024 or through the ERO information email address at ERO.INFO@ice.dhs.gov, also available at online here.
  • For enforcement at or near the border contact Customs and Border Protection “CBP” Information Center to file a complaint, by phone at 1-877-227-5511, or by email here.

For DACA eligible/recipients

National Immigration Law Center:

Immigrant Legal Resource Center: ILRC talking points and suggestions for the community – English and Español.

National Immigrant Justice Center: Immediate suggestions from NIJC:

  1. We do not recommend applying for DACA or DACA renewal at this time.
  2. If you have DACA, do not apply for advance parole. If you already have approved advance parole, return to the United States before January 20, 2017.
  3. Make an appointment for a legal consultation with a qualified legal service provider like NIJC as soon as possible to see if you are eligible for a permanent form of relief.
  4. If you have been a permanent resident for three or more years, consult with a legal service provider about preparing to apply for U.S. citizenship. If you have ever had an encounter with the police, do not apply unless you have consulted with an attorney.

For Emergency Planning with your Family

For Schools:

More information to come…

For Churches:

More information to come…

 


TESOL: Misconceptions About Immigrants and Refugees in the United States

15/02/2017

Great and timely reading published by Judie Haynes at http://blog.tesol.org/misconceptions-about-immigrants-and-refugees-in-the-united-states/


Microsoft Scholarship: Open to undocumented students

29/12/2016

Please share:  https://mydocumentedlife.org/2016/10/14/2017-microsoft-scholarship-open-to-undocumented-students/


Find Information on Incidences of Harassment and What to About Them

07/12/2016

Check out the Southern Poverty Law Center at https://www.splcenter.org/?gclid=CjwKEAiAg5_CBRDo4o6e4o3NtG0SJAB-IatYJciFxEbhBz1VLr8qmzffgnp0R94ELxP6zCjw7T-YsBoCOZ7w_wcB

 


Serving Immigrant Families Through Two-Generation Programs: Identifying Family Needs and Responsive Program Approaches

02/12/2016

Relevant information at http://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/serving-immigrant-families-through-two-generation-programs-identifying-family-needs-and


Telling the Story: Spanish-Language Podcasts

01/12/2016

Excerpt:  Radio Ambulante is a Spanish language podcast that uses long-form audio journalism to tell important but neglected and under-reported Latin American and Latino stories. Read  NPR Adds Radio Ambulante To Its Podcast Lineup at http://www.npr.org/about-npr/501768246/npr-radio-ambulante-release


%d bloggers like this: