Tell our Senators: Keep ICE’s hands out of the cookie jar

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

Fight DHS expanded “expedited removal” program

By Sylvia Chi Deadline: Submit comment by September 23, 2019 - In July 2019 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it would expand the expedited removal program. Expedited removal is a fast track process that allows low-level immigration officers to quickly deport certain non citizens who are undocumented or have committed fraud or misrepresentation. The expansion … Continue reading Fight DHS expanded “expedited removal” program

Find out what it’s like: Witness at the Texas Border

Just reading about the administration's mistreatment of refugees at the U.S.-Mexico border is enough to bring people to tears: from family separation to unlawful prolonged detention to the death of a seven-year old girl while in Border Patrol custody. In response, most of us sympathize, we offer support, we protest. Some do more, including local activist … Continue reading Find out what it’s like: Witness at the Texas Border

CoCo Sheriff Retaliates Against Advocates Helping Detainees

The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office, under investigation for mistreatment of ICE detainees, has retaliated against the group that helped the detainees and helped spark the investigation. On March 6, 2018, the office of Sheriff Livingston terminated the visitation program at the West County Detention Facility (WCDF) that the non-profit advocacy group Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants … Continue reading CoCo Sheriff Retaliates Against Advocates Helping Detainees

Power, Not Panic: What To Do If You See ICE

The Trump administration is making no secret of its intention to persecute California's undocumented immigrants. Despite recent legislation barring authorities from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the state, rumblings from D.C. coupled with recent egregious acts of overreach by ICE in California make it clear that these agents present a growing threat to … Continue reading Power, Not Panic: What To Do If You See ICE