Each year in California, over 24,000 people are detained by ICE, often taken from their homes and workplaces, leaving family members frightened on the outside as they are held for months, or even years while awaiting their immigration hearings. Currently, a volunteer network is all these people have to help them navigate a confusing system. … Continue reading Seeking Grant Writer for New Organization to Help Detained Immigrants
The next couple of days are PACKED with ways of supporting immigrants and their families in the Bay and beyond - lots of amazing things you can do to help FROM HOME. Please take a moment to read through this message from Malena from ACILEP to see if there's anything you can do. The … Continue reading The next couple of days are PACKED with ways of supporting immigrants! Some of them you can do from home
As you may have heard, the ICE facility in Richmond, CA was closed in July thanks to constant protests. Unfortunately, this meant that the 169 people being detained in Richmond ICE had to be moved to other facilities, far from their families and legal support teams. A amazing nonprofit called Freedom for Immigrants has been running fundraiser that … Continue reading We shut down Richmond ICE. Now let’s help the detainees get home.
"Sit with the pain, discomfort, and injustice that often comes along with the truth, and do something worthwhile with what you have found." -Nohelya Zambrano Nohelya Zambrano is a 19-year-old student of Mt. Holyoke College who flew to the Bay Area this summer for an internship, and in the midst of it, became part of the … Continue reading Some words from Nohelya Zambrano, who risked deportation while helping immigrant kids
Hi everyone! We're having a Donation Drive today from 2-5pm to bail out the Richmond ICE Detainees. It will be at the New School Preschool (1606 Bonita Ave) in Berkeley! Come on down! Bring your smartphone and/or laptop if you can, and together we'll call, email, and webpost everyone we can think … Continue reading Donation Drive Today in Berkeley for Richmond ICE detainees (2-5pm)
Great news! The charges against Liz and Jesse have been dropped! Jesse and Liz were arrested while attempting to deliver toys at an orphanage for immigrant kids on July 1st. They were facing up to 6 months in prison. But thanks to community support and pro bono legal help, the judge has dropped the charges! … Continue reading The charges have been dropped!
Hello Ladies and Ladies' Accomplices, It's now been around a month since 6 women met in a backyard in Berkeley to talk about what is happening to immigrant families and to pledge our solidarity with the kids who are being interned. Since then, we've held two caravans, one to Pleasant Hill, the other to Fairfield, … Continue reading A New Way to Communicate with Each other