Don’t deport people getting lifesaving care

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services acknowledged the obvious this week: its decision to end the humanitarian "deferred action" program for immigrants receiving lifesaving medical treatment in the US would cost lives. Faced with growing public outrage - and likely not wanting such obvious blood on its hands - the White House announced on … Continue reading Don’t deport people getting lifesaving care

Clap back at the wall

Deadline: February 15, 2019 and keep going – Clap if you can hear me, and tell our Members of Congress to keep it up: No wall, no use of military funds for the wall, no further immigrant detention and border militarization, no bargaining to keep the government open. Leader Dearest talked and talked and the message … Continue reading Clap back at the wall

IEB Meets with Senator Harris’ Staff, January 2019

By Leslie A. Burton On January 15, 2019, Indivisible East Bay met with Senator Kamala Harris’ State Director, Julie Rodriguez, and other office staff at the Senator’s downtown San Francisco office.   Shutdown. We opened with the government shutdown, at that point on its 24th day - the longest in U.S. history (and still ongoing as … Continue reading IEB Meets with Senator Harris’ Staff, January 2019

Artists for Humanity Benefit for Detained Immigrant Bail Fund

By Sherry Drobner Every year Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detains thousands of immigrants nationwide, including many lawful US residents, for reasons ranging from anonymous tips to criminal arrests. The immigrants are incarcerated in detention centers; as Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) puts it, this practice “removes people from their families and … Continue reading Artists for Humanity Benefit for Detained Immigrant Bail Fund