By Dean Gloster Deadline: Comments due January 13, 2020 - It’s the law: Refugees are legally entitled to asylum in the U.S. if they have a well-founded fear of persecution in their home country for specific reasons. Unfortunately, there’s law and there’s enforcement policy - and the chief architect of the Trump administration’s immigration policy … Continue reading Oppose unjust asylum regulations
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
On July 8, Andrea Lum and LeAnn Kanowsky of Indivisible East Bay attended CA-15 Representative Eric Swalwell’s roundtable discussion on the situation at our border and immigration detention centers. Eden United Church of Christ hosted the event, and representatives from Indivisible Livermore, Tiburcio Vazquez Health Center, other religious organizations, and legal aid agencies who provide services … Continue reading Immigration Roundtable with Rep. Swalwell
Outraged by the administration’s inhumane and illegal treatment of refugees seeking asylum at our southern border, the East Bay turned out in force on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at several hastily-planned protests called by the national group Families Belong Together. Governance Committee member and CA-11 team lead Ted Lam reports on the noon rally in El … Continue reading Hugs, not tear gas!
Deadline: today and every day - On Sunday November 25, Customs and Border Protection officers shot tear gas canisters and rubber bullets into Mexico at refugees approaching the country's busiest border crossing, which the United States had closed that day. This was a shocking, excessive and unjustified response. Asking for refugee status is not a crime and … Continue reading Tears at the border