Join the Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Coalition and the Riverside Mental Health Department for our monthly Undocumented Youth Talking Circle in Riverside County!
This group is focused on creating a safe space where undocumented youth are able to talk and share their unique experiences of growing up undocumented and what it means to be “undocumented”.
CALL ALEJO TODAY TO KEEP DRIVER’S LICENSES CLEAN & SAFE FOR ALL!
Assemblymember Alejo wants to amend AB 60 - the Safe and Responsible Driver Act - to include language for driver’s licenses to have a marking, which would indicate individual’s statuses. We need to pressure him to keep the bill clean and ensure that all drivers have access to licenses that do not discriminate!
CAN YOU CALL HIS OFFICE TODAY AND TELL HIM TO KEEP LICENSES UNMARKED?
Capitol Office: (916) 319-2030
Salinas Office: (831) 759-8676
Hollister Office: (831) 638-3228
Watsonville Office: (831) 761-7428
“Hi, my name is _____________ and I am [a resident of your district] calling to ask the Assemblymember to NOT amend AB 60 to include language for a marked license. A marked license would endanger people to discrimination and risk for detention and deportation. CA is long due for driver’s licenses for all, but we must do it in a fair and accessible way. Please keep AB 60 as it is currently drafted - licenses with no markings.”
Everyone in California please make some time to make a quick call! It only takes a second and its to ensure we don’t get marked licenses!
The IEIYC will be tabling at tomorrow’s Riverside Mental Health Fair to talk about our Talking CIRCLE. Come on out and join us!
I never knew the quantity of undocumented folks on Tumblr until I gave a quick glance at the DACA tag.
Looking through I saw that many people have been waiting for more than 5 months. That’s where this comes in!
So USCIS never said that DACA werkpermits were any different from regular work permits. Therefore your DACA is the same as everyone else’s work permits and by that I mean the rules established for these permits apply to DACA.
That’s why if you’ve waited for more than 75 and haven’t heard from or received anything from USCIS, make sure to do the steps listed on the website above!
A couple of my friends from the IEIYC did this and a week after they submitted a request they got their permit.
7 undocumented youths risking arrest right now in Illinois, blocking Broadview St demanding an end to the deportations.
Photos by Julio Sanchez, Alaa Mukahaal.
URGENTE: Necesitamos TU firma para que estas familias de Carolina del Norte puedan mantenerse unidas!
Soñador Pablo de Raleigh (deportacion programada para el 24 de Mayo): http://action.dreamactivist.org/northcarolina/pablo/
Oscar de Greensboro quien es dueño de su proprio negocio se encuentra detenido en una carcel de inmigrantes en Georgia: http://action.dreamactivist.org/northcarolina/oscar
Jose de Cary detenido por no traer licencia de conducir (deportacion programada para el 23 de Mayo): http://action.dreamactivist.org/northcarolina/joseg
As some of you may be aware, DADC is having it’s first ever Coming Out event in DC today at 3pm. A lot of momentum is building for their “One City. One License.” campaign and would like to keep it going!
Sample Script: “Hi, I’m calling to demand that the Council Member/Mayor supports one license for all DC residents. A separate marked license for immigrants will create a second class. All immigrants should have the freedom to live in their communities without fear. The District can and should do better.”
Sample Tweet: Stand w/ @DreamActivistDC in demanding #onecity #onelicense. Separate is not now, and never has been equal bit.ly/dclicenses #ComeOutDC
Ending the isolation of immigrant detainees through Friendship.
The Friends of Adelanto Detainees program is looking for new friends to be visitors. Your participation can help touch the life of someone who is in complete isolation otherwise. As a Friend we ask that you:
- COMPLETE TRAINING; being a visitor can be difficult. We ask that you attend the visitor training to get information about what it means to be a visitor, along with expectations, listener training, and the opportunity to meet with other visitors.
- BE THERE; show up for your visits when you sign up for them, or contact the visitor coordinator if you have to cancel.
- BE CONSISTENT; our detainees are in extremely isolated conditions, they are grateful for the time you dedicate, and look forward to seeing Friends on a consistent basis.
- BE A GOOD LISTENER; it’s important to practice listening skills, as a Friend our main purpose is to be there for and listen to the stories of those detained at Adelanto.
- VISIT; which is enough. You don’t have to promise anything more.
- REPORT; report each visit and any issues or concerns to the Program Coordinator.
If you are interested in becoming a Friend and joining the visitation team please CLICK HERE and fill out the Visitor Questionnaire. Once you fill out the form below you will be contacted about the next scheduled training.
If you have questions please email: FriendsofAdelantoDetainees@gmail.com
THANK YOU for considering visiting!
Inland Empire peeps, please do consider becoming a Friend of Adelanto. Having the biggest Immigration Detention in the West Coast at our backyard is troubling for me.
While we may not be able to do much for those that aren’t lawyers & such, anyone can change a life by visiting a detainee.
As the IE Immigrant Youth Coalition, we look after our undocumented community.
Checkpoint’s in the Inland Empire are one of the biggest reasons many members of our community fall in deportation proceedings or get their car taken away. Because many of us don’t have licenses our cars get towed and we have to pay an outrageous fee.
That is why we feel responsible for alerting the community of such checkpoints. If you check out our FB we always alert the public of checkpoints or “retenes” but another great source on tumblr is this blog:
Go follow them! :)
Signal Boost for my IE peeps!
Hello all, there is currently two cases out of Kentucky that need your help!
Maricruz; is waiting for her last immigration hearing on December 2nd, and Yosira is set to be deported this August 27th.
I wanted to ask if you all could please sign their petitions, make calls, and please help spread the petitions.
UPDATE: Fabiana has been transferred a third time. She is now being held at Irwin Detention Center in Ocilla, GA. According to ICE, a previous deportation from 2003 is enough to keep her detained. Despite the fact that Fabiana is a youth minister who has dedicated her whole life to mentoring youth and is an exceptional member of the community, she faces imminent deportation. Help get Fabiana released and back home to her husband and church community!
Take Action - Make a Call!
Call Atlanta ICE @ (404) 893-1210
Sample Script: “Hi, I’m calling to ask for the release of Fabiana Palomo (A# 096-114-526) from Irwin Detention Center in Georgia. Fabiana is the leader of the youth ministry program at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She has lived in the US for almost 10 years and is low priority for deportation. Release Fabiana Now!”
Call ICE – John Morton @ 202-732-3000
Sample Script: “Hi, I’m calling to urge ICE to release Fabiana Palomo-Muniz(A# 096-114-526) from Irwin Detention Center in Georgia. Fabiana is the leader of the Youth Ministry at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She has been in the US for 8 years and has no criminal record. Release Fabiana now!”
Elsa Guadalupe Gonzales, 24 and Jorge Garcia Mejia, 40. Both committed suicide this past week while in detention at Eloy CCA detention center. We keep their families in our prayers.
I am dead tired after that DACA clinic. We managed to help out 85 folks. Not better than last time but good enough eh?
Isabel Castillo, Roxana Bendezu, Prerna Lal, Lizbeth Mateo and Marybeth Onyeukwu are staging a sit-in in D.C. to demand unmarked licences for their community.
Take Action: “Mayor Gray: Don’t Racially Profile Our Immigrants!”
Call the Mayor’s office @ 202-727-6101 or 202-741-0922 or 202-727-6300
“Hi, I was calling to ask that Mayor Gray to stop the illegal license bill. Undocumented immigrants living in the District will be racially profiled with his marked license plan. Why is the Mayor setting a bad example for the rest of the nation? I urge Mayor Gray to reconsider his proposal on the illegal licenses.”
Sign the petition: http://action.dreamactivist.org/dc/license/