Immigration

Immigration

  • No One Is Illegal just released this new guide, “Border Rights for RefugeesA free multilingual guide for non-U.S. citizens coming to Canada from the U.S. to make a refugee claim.”
  • Northwest Detention Center Resistance/Resistencia al NWDC just released The Hunger Strikers’ Handbook, a beautifully illustrated booklet that tells the story of hunger strikers in an immigration prison.
  • Mijente just released this new Community Defense Zone Starter Guide. It is meant to be adaptable for small towns and big cities, relevant to red state and blue, meant to get us beyond our usual circles.
  • This article talks about West Philly activists training to disrupt ICE raids and deportations.
  • The Immigrant Defense Project has several tools on their website that can be used for local mutual support including a Guide to Defeating ICE Hold Requests, a Deportation 101 training and more. These tools could form the basis of a mutual aid project to support prisoners in a location immigration prison.
  • Here is a toolkit on how to start an Anti-Racist Neighborhood Watch full of very practical advice and information.
  • Another resource for this work is the Northwest Detention Center Resistance/Resistencia al NWDC. This Seattle/Tacoma based group runs a prison letter writing program for people inside the Northwest Detention Center, has held many rallies and other events, including Peoples’ Tribunals at the NWDC, and works to support the families of the prisoners. The group also supported the long hunger strike undertaken by prisoners in the facility and has used direct action strategies to block deportation buses from leaving the Center.
  • The Repeal Coalition in Arizona does rapid response work to support immigrants in the face of ICE raids. Here is a useful article that talks about their strategies.
  • Organized Communities Against Deportations “OCAD is a community-based organization in Illinois that organizes against unfair and inhumane immigration enforcement practices that impact immigrant communities. We fight case by case, person by person, at the same time that we work to change the implementation and enforcement practices that criminalize our community.“
  • Queer Detainee Empowerment Project provides court support, prisoner support, support for recently incarcerated people.
  • Notara Squat in Athens, Greece houses over 100 refugees and migrants per night passing through Athens. This article gives a useful overview about why the project was started and some info about how it works.
  • No More Deaths is an Arizona-based organization that provides direct aid to migrants crossing the border northward and to people facing deportation. This includes hiking water, socks and other supplies into the desert where people crossing often die from extreme conditions, providing an informal check-cashing service for those deported with an uncashable prison check, providing phone calls and first aid to deportees and northbound migrants, and distributing simple tools for reducing damage to health.