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 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 Deadline: Act NOW & join Nov. 19 rally - Join immigrants and their allies in fighting for a pathway to permanent residency for over a million longtime U.S. residents who are at risk of losing their legal status under the Trump administration's attacks on programs such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected … Continue reading Support immigrants’ path to permanent residency
The day before Halloween, as fires and blackouts were plaguing the state, a small group from Indivisible East Bay met with Senator Feinstein’s field representative Abby Ellis (and, for part of the meeting, with state director Jim Lazarus, who had to leave early to deal with the ongoing crises). We asked Sen. Feinstein to be … Continue reading October 2019 Visit with Sen. Feinstein staff
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 September 10, volunteers gathered to assemble a giant pro-immigrant, anti-hate collage as part of Indivisible East Bay’s participation in Defund Hate Week. Coordinated by the Defund Hate Campaign, a group of immigration advocacy and immigrant-led organizations, the overarching goal was to put our Members of Congress on notice and remind them we will hold … Continue reading Border to border with love to defund hate
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!
Immigrant families are under an all-out assault: from caging children and families at the border and refusing them access to basic necessities like showers and toothbrushes, to launching raids that rip people away from homes where they’ve lived for years or even decades. Fueled by racism, hatred, and fear, the Trump administration has continued to … Continue reading Join us for Defund Hate Week!
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
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