ICE Arrests; making plans in these uncertain times for immigrants.

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Word is out that ICE raids have been occurring these past couple of days in places all over the US. Its honestly outrageous how some of these raids are even happening in my hometown. Most of the people that are getting deported are criminals without legal documents. It’s heart breaking that a lot of families are being separated.

It feels like we are becoming the divided states instead of the United States. I mean we look at all of the demonstrations and protests that been happening all over the country.  On the one hand it means that we have freedom of speech but on the other hand look at what we are talking about. Americans are angry as shown by marches and protests for women’s rights, against police brutality, Trump became President of the United States without the majority vote, and this week many are anxious over ICE raids. Negativity is consistent and its contagious if you don’t stop it. I mean what is going to happen next? If people don’t work together when the President isn’t making decisions that’s best for the country, then this whole country is going to fall apart.  The power comes from the People and not from the President.

What is most important for American immigrants in these uncertain times? For all of us it is far better to know the facts instead of being afraid of the rumors. Have a plan and create a network of support.

Organizations such as the Immigrant Defense Project are standing strong to support the human rights of all who feel powerless in the face of this uncertainty.

The mission of Immigrant Defense Project is to secure fairness and justice for immigrants in the United States.

We work to transform a racially biased criminal legal system that violates basic human rights and an immigration system that tears hundreds of thousands of immigrants with convictions each year from their homes, their families, and their communities.

We fight to end the current era of unprecedented mass deportation via strategies that attack these two interconnected systems at multiple points. We use impact litigation and advocacy to challenge unfair laws and policies and media and communications to counter the pervasive demonization of immigrants. And we provide expert legal advice, training, and resources to immigrants, legal defenders, and grassroots organizations, to support those on the frontlines of the struggle for justice.

We help lay the groundwork for a day when the criminal and immigration laws of the United States respect and uphold the human rights of everyone, fulfilling the values of equality, justice, and fairness for all.

“ANNANDALE, VA (WUSA9) – Agents from the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agency arrested an unknown number of people at a large apartment complex in Annandale, and at at least one other location in Alexandria this week, immigration activists say, as part of what appears to be stepped up enforcement actions around the country.”

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A recent ICE arrest in Annandale, VA.

 

http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/ice-arrests-alleged-criminal-aliens-in-northern-virginia/406936295

Resources for legal defense by immigrants in the face of increased ICE enforcement.

http://www.orangejuiceblog.com/2017/01/prepping-for-the-ice-storm-peoples-lawyers-produce-toolkit-for-immigration-raids-under-trump/

http://www.immdefense.org/raids-toolkit/

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What is a “sanctuary city”?

http://kut.org/post/sanctuary-city-mayor-speaks-after-nationwide-immigration-raids

http://www.11alive.com/news/what-to-do-if-immigration-officers-come-knocking-at-your-door/407100697

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https://claytoonz.com/tag/immigration/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Comments

5 Responses to “ICE Arrests; making plans in these uncertain times for immigrants.”

  1. Frednel24 on February 17th, 2017 1:35 pm

    This is so sad. Know that many families are being divided, leaving behind their dreams. For some people those dreams would never be achieved. Our countries are unfortunately being led by corrupts governments and destroy by gangs. This country is a new home for many of us. We have found a new life full of opportunities to become some better. Now it has become a lost dream where only hope could revive those dreams again. I believed all people deserve a second opportunity in life. To achieved their dreams and goals, build a better future.

  2. Bentley on February 22nd, 2017 12:35 pm

    i agree with you. it sad to know that those families that finally risk their life so they could be with their families, now they are being divided.

  3. chapin502 on February 24th, 2017 8:18 am

    I agree with this person who wrote the this article. The United States is becoming divided over the new president’s actions. For example, we can see people fighting for their president or protesting because he does not speak for them. On actions like that is when we can see how divide is the United States. Also, many people are having protest in most states of the U.S.

  4. Ddtnc on February 24th, 2017 2:15 pm

    It very sad to see how immigration it chasing and looking for the people and they look for people that has done something bad and they go to the house of does people and maybe they have move out and they take the people that are living there and maybe does people are innocent.I don’t know why the president does like immigrant and if he deport all the immigrant the united state will be no longer united.

  5. Edu_Knight on February 27th, 2017 2:22 pm

    I believe that there is no right for innocent families to be separated. Whether it is true or not that people are being deported, even if they are here illegally I believe that people have made of this country their home and if they are not harmless to the country and instead helping with the labor they provide, they should be left alone.

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