By IEB member Phil A delegation from Indivisible East Bay met with Senator Kamala Harris’s staff on November 8, 2019, at her offices at 333 Bush St., San Francisco. Harris Staff Attending: Dino Chen, Deputy State Director; Adam Mehs, District Director; Intern TOPICS DISCUSSED: Homeland Security Spending Bill IEB: We were disappointed that the September Continuing … Continue reading Meeting with Sen. Harris staff Nov. 2019
By Heidi Rand; Ann G. Daniels contributed to this article Deadline: Submit your comment by November 12, 2019 - The Trump Department of (In)justice has unveiled yet another plan that targets the vulnerable immigrant community: this time, a rule to require the Department of Homeland Security to forcibly take DNA from immigrants in detention centers. … Continue reading Fight forced DNA collection
Yes, we put the East Bay into Indivisible East Bay this past weekend, with events in Hayward, Berkeley and Oakland all in one 48 hour period! First up, on September 6, Cal State East Bay students and faculty rallied in downtown Hayward to #SaveIsabel. Dozens of students marched from the Hayward campus through the streets … Continue reading Rallies, Rocking & Rainbows!
UPDATED September 5, 2019 Under the US Constitution and federal law, it’s the responsibility of Congress and the President to create a federal budget and spending bills. The process is complex, but one thing is clear: federal agencies shouldn’t be able to decide, on their own, how federal funds get spent, or to take money … Continue reading Tell our Senators: Keep ICE’s hands out of the cookie jar
We’ve heard much about the pressing needs of asylum seekers in places where they cross the border into the U.S. But there are less known needs that exist elsewhere - including in our own communities. Indivisible East Bay recently heard from Theresa Gonzales, Executive Director of Centro Legal de la Raza, and Carolina Martin Ramos, … Continue reading How to Support Asylum Seekers – Locally
On July 25, a group of Indivisible East Bay members attended the Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners meeting to present concerns about Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportations at Oakland Airport. IEB attended in support of Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) and Centro Legal de la Raza, and were joined by East Bay Alliance … Continue reading Team IEB at the Port of Oakland
Like most people in the East Bay, we in Indivisible East Bay were shocked to learn that Oakland Airport has been the site of thousands of deportations. “Hidden in Plain Sight: ICE Air and the Machinery of Mass Deportation,” the extraordinary report by the University of Washington's Center for Human Rights, reveals that almost 27,000 people … Continue reading There’s no ICE in SANCTUARY
On July 12, 2019, thousands of people in hundreds of cities across the country gathered to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants, as part of Lights for Liberty: A Nationwide Vigil to End Human Detention Camps. Indivisible East Bay proudly joined the wide coalition of groups presenting Lights for Liberty events, and IEB members joined … Continue reading Leading Lights for Liberty
This article was edited on July 17 to reflect updates since its original publication. The administration is right about there being an immigration crisis, but it isn’t for the reasons they’re telling us: It’s because THEY created it. And they’re making it worse by quietly instituting new administrative policies that will make conditions worse for … Continue reading The administration is causing the border crisis
By Alice Towey It's no secret that conditions at border detention facilities are dangerous and inhumane. Reports detail overcrowding, degrading treatment, and lack of access to food, sanitation, and medical treatment. The situation is even more dire for children who are separated from their families, locked in cages, and left without proper care. Denied basic essentials … Continue reading Tell Big Business: No Cruelty for Profit!