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

Tell Big Business: No Cruelty for Profit!

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!

December 2018 meeting with Feinstein staff

On December 10, 2018, Indivisible East Bay had our first meeting with Senator Feinstein's new interim state director Peter Muller. We met field representative Abby Ellis in the senator’s San Francisco office and Peter, who is based in Los Angeles, joined us by phone. While climate change is always a high priority for IEB and … Continue reading December 2018 meeting with Feinstein staff

Hugs, not tear gas!

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!

Tears at the border

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

Desert Shame

This action appeared in the Indivisible East Bay newsletter on October 4, 2018. Subscribe to the newsletter. See our newsletter archives. Deadline: right now and ongoing - They gave the kids snacks, and that's damn near all. They woke them in the middle of the night, put them on buses with backpacks, took them to tent jails in … Continue reading Desert Shame

REUNITE Immigrant Families

In a July 17, 2018 press conference, Senator Kamala Harris, with Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), introduced a comprehensive bill to reunite immigrant families ripped apart by the administration's disastrous policies. Senator Harris's press release reports that the Reunite Every Unaccompanied Newborn Infant, Toddler and Other Children Expeditiously (REUNITE) Act: Requires the … Continue reading REUNITE Immigrant Families

Families Belong Together – We Demand Justice

Read our latest article on actions you can take to fight the administration's war against immigrants. For more background on the family separation issue, please see our articles here and here.  Hundreds of thousands of people nationwide marched and rallied at more than 700 protests on June 30 organized by a broad coalition of groups, including Indivisible, to … Continue reading Families Belong Together – We Demand Justice

Thousands Protest Immigration Policies at “Families Belong Together” Demos

It was a dark time for the Rebellion. The armies of the Empire had thwarted the attempts of those seeking asylum from violence in their homeland — forcing refugees to choose between returning to the dangers of their home or being forcibly separated from their children at the border — perhaps forever. This unconscionable action … Continue reading Thousands Protest Immigration Policies at “Families Belong Together” Demos