Oppose unjust asylum regulations

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

Show UP for immigrant justice!

Updated July 3, 2019: We had a great, spirited protest in El Cerrito on June 29 - nearly 200 people showed up to chant, sing, hold signs and banners, and take direct action to fight for immigrant justice. El Cerrito mayor Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto also spoke about El Cerrito's Sanctuary City status, reaffirming that "families belong … Continue reading Show UP for immigrant justice!

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

Tell our MoCs: No more funding for ICE/CBP or the Wall

Deadline: today and every day - Like the spoiled kid who says he'll take his toys and break up the game, the Current Occupant is threatening to shut down the government unless Congress agrees to his demands: $5 billion to pay for his wall and for more inhumane enforcement and detention at the border. This on … Continue reading Tell our MoCs: No more funding for ICE/CBP or the Wall

Speak up for immigrant children

Deadline – submit your comments at this link by November 6, 2018, or write a letter to the Dept. of Homeland Security (must be postmarked by November 6, 2018). In September we alerted you to new horrific steps the administration is taking to unfairly treat immigrant families. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Health and … Continue reading Speak up for immigrant children

Help stop the jailing of immigrant children

Deadline – submit your comments at this link by November 6, 2018. Or copy the link into your browser:  https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=ICEB-2018-0002-0001  As Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolinas and Georgia, we learn that the administration has been stealing FEMA money to spend on jailing and deporting immigrants. Here's another part of the unnatural disaster that is the … Continue reading Help stop the jailing of immigrant children

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

The top 6 things revealed at our May Sen. Feinstein staff meeting

A smaller-than-usual but dedicated band of Indivisible East Bay members met with Sean Elsbernd, Senator Feinstein’s State Director, on May 7, 2018, for the latest in our periodic meetings. Sean, gracious as ever, responded to our questions covering a wide range of topics. The refugee caravan Despite media hoopla that warned of a recent caravan … Continue reading The top 6 things revealed at our May Sen. Feinstein staff meeting