The administration has, for now, reversed its directive for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to start massive arrests of migrant families that have received deportation orders. Yet, this administration seems bound and determined to carry out these roundups in Atlanta, Chicago, Baltimore, Denver, Houston, LA, Miami, New Orleans, NYC, San Francisco, DC, and Newark. While, thankfully, none of these mass arrests are to take place in our area, you may know someone who is fearful and needs help.
We know that these raids are inhumane and traumatizing for the immigrant community. Here are some resources from the Young Center you can use and share to help those who may be targeted.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center’s know-your-rights handout in eight languages to help families prepare for a possible interaction with ICE
ILRC’s printable red cards in eight languages to distribute to community members that will help families and others assert their rights
ILRC’s family preparedness plan in English, Spanish, and Chinese
United We Dream app to help loved ones support each other when they are detained or feel they are about to encounter ICE
United We Dream MigraWatch hotline to report ICE activity in your community and receive support if your loved ones have been arrested
Appleseed manual on child custody in the face of deportation, including checklists for families
Directory of non-profit legal services providers across the country and their contact information by the Immigration Advocates Network