Love Has No Borders
Freedom of Movement NOW
Love Has No Borders
Freedom of Movement NOW
-From UNITED WE DREAM-
-From UNITED WE DREAM-
-From FREEDOM FOR IMMIGRANTS
-From Southern Borders Community Coalition-
United We Dream MigraWatch Hotline 1-844-363-1423
United We Dream Notifica App
Houston Immigrants’ Rights Hotline 1-833-HOU-IMMI
ACLU of Texas MigraCam
Washington State Immigrant Solidarity Network Hotline: 1-844-724-3737 (1-844-RAID-REP)
Know Your Rights Resources:
Informed Immigrant: Know Your Rights
United We Dream Know Your Power, Know Your Rights
National Immigrant Justice Center Know Your Rights Graphics on preparing for ICE raids
American Federation of Teachers Know Your Rights for Families and Students
Rights During Raids:
Immigrant Legal Resource Center Red Cards
American Federation of Teachers Do’s and Don’ts for students if ICE authorities come to their homes
SEIU Know Your Rights
Family Preparedness Plans:
Informed Immigrant Emergency Plan for Detained or Deported Family Members
CLINIC: Emergency Planning Guide
Parental and Family Rights Toolkits:
Women’s Refugee Commission Parental Rights Toolkit for detained and deported immigrants
Freedom for Immigrants Information for Families of Detained Immigrants
Informed Immigrant Guide on how to prepare for an immigration raid
American Immigration Lawyers Association: Resources for Responding to Raids
Immigrant Legal Resource Center Compilation of Resources on Raids
National Immigration Law Center Toolkit for Organizations Responding to Mass Immigration Raids
National Immigration Law Center How to Be Prepared for an Immigration Raid
Fair Immigration Reform Movement Community Raid Preparedness Checklist
National Immigrant Justice Center Community Resources
The Episcopal Church Resources for Communities During ICE Raids
Rapid Response Toolkit for Faith Allies (shared by Church World Service)
Rights in Detention:
We refuse to choose between Trump's openly racist wall and the Democrats' implicitly racist "smart border" – they are merely different faces of the same death-making logic. We will block the border wall. We choose another way: freedom of movement, self-determination, solidarity and mutual aid. We can combat Trump's policies that greet migrant families with tear gas at the southwestern border, that leave Haitian people to die in boats coming to the United States and 58,000 more in legal limbo, and that criminalize entire communities. We will uplift the inspiring work by black and brown migrant support organizers like the UndocuBlack Network, Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project, NorCal Resist, and more, who defend migrant communities most targeted by ICE harassment, deportation and the police We will stand with indigenous communities who refuse the militarization and desecration of their homelands by Border Patrol. We will uplift indigenous resistance to the wall and to the so-called "smart border" technologies that endanger indigenous lifeways and ecosystems. We can demonstrate through solidarity and mutual aid that we can build a world without colonial borders or state violence.
Across the land, cities have organized to subvert ICE operations through vandalism, office shutdowns, blockades, anti-raid sabotage and community communicating warnings over social media wherever ICE fleets are spotted and suspected of preparing for roundups and raids.
Across the world, airlines have refused to fly removal flights in resistance to customs and border patrol entities dragging chained asylum seekers who fled danger in their homelands only to be caged, criminalized and forced to fly back to their country of origin where they face imprisonment, torture or death.
Occupations encampments are springing up in major cities in the "u.s." in protest of the gestapo-style national police who have separated families, imprisoned children and slaughtered people at the border.
The Global Refugee Crisis, Region by Region
A look at hot spots in what the United Nations says has become the worst migration crisis since World War II. Tens of thousands of migrants and refugees are working their way north through the Balkans. Syria’s neighbors have been making it harder for migrants to cross into their territories. Thousands of Bangladeshis and Rohingya, an ethnic minority from Myanmar, have fled from poverty and persecution. The European Union wants to stop smugglers near the African coast. European governments are divided over the fates of those who reach shore. Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists has severely damaged Ukraine’s industrial belt.
The US backed, Saudi led coalition's deadly blockade on Yemen, with thousands of civilian casualties in its wake, is manifesting a catastrophe of famine that will continue to devour the lives of Yemeni's trapped in global imperialist supported war and terror.
Those not dying from starvation or cholera are dying from tragically medication-insecure hospitals that are so overrun with patients that children are being treated 2-3 per bed.
These crimes against humanity are being supported by a US government that busily negotiates massive weapons sales across the globe while Yemeni civilians are caught in the flash spiraling pyrotechnics of violence.
The violence of borders is continuing to end the lives of people all over the planet, including in Yemen where borders have closed for the violence-displaced.
The U.S. Department of State announced Wednesday that it had reached the annual cap on refugee admissions, with future arrivals facing an uphill battle to enter the country.
STATEMENT FROM LESVOS LGBTIQ+ REFUGEE SOLIDARITY
As another deadly winter sets in, Moria prison camp on Lesvos is thousands over capacity and growing fuller every day. In these conditions, LGBTQI+ refugees are particularly at risk of exposure, violence and death.
Around 3000 of the over 5500 people in the 2000-capacity former military prison at Moria are only sheltered by woefully inadequate summer tents and have to sleep on the floor on thin sleeping mats or blankets. Yet people are still arriving in their hundreds every week.
Being forced to live in such close quarters exposes LGBTQI+ refugees to sexual, physical and psychological violence. There is an absolute absence of specific support for LGBTQI+ refugees, so needs are institutionally disregarded. Some members of Lesvos LGBTQI+ Refugee Solidarity have been beaten and even hospitalised in homophobic and transphobic attacks. Some fear rape whenever they are in the camp. All have had to repress their identity, living cheek by jowl among communities which replicate the persecution they fled in the first place.