New Jersey residents and families are prepared to deal with ICE in their communities even as threats to escalate deportations and family separations increase. Here are some resources that you can use to prepare your community to respond effectively. In addition to NJAIJ resources listed above, see these resources below from member advocates in New Jersey, and national advocates.
Sin papeles, sin miedo.
ACLU - NJ
ACLU/Brooklyn Defender Services We Have Rights campaign: https://www.aclu.org/issues/immigrants-rights/ice-and-border-patrol-abuses/we-have-rights
Parental Rights Toolkit (from the Women’s Commission): https://www.womensrefugeecommission.org/rights/resources/1022-detained-or-deported-parental-toolkit-english-interactive
FAQ on sanctuary congregations:
Spread the word on social media:
A tweet from national ACLU: https://twitter.com/ACLU/status/1141063096284434432.
The deportation defense hotline from United We Dream is 1-844-363-1423 – use it if you witness an I.C.E. Raid or any other immigration activity in your community.
Volunteer legal services with We The Action, a digital platform that makes it easy for lawyers to find and volunteer for critical, impactful, and urgent legal needs. Lawyers can sign up to access projects here and nonprofits who need lawyers can sign up here.
Call on your Senators and Representatives to restrict funding to Border Patrol and ICE, which were responsible for family separation, the recent deaths of children in custody, and are now planning to terrorize families and communities across the country with raids. Dial 1-202-224-3121 to be connected now.
Resources on ICE Raids
ICE launched its raids on immigrant communities throughout the country but our communities were well prepared and practiced their rights. ICE plans to continue its raids when our community is not on as high alert. Please prepare your community members to remain prepared and on alert for the long haul. Here is the link to NJAIJ and partner resources. Share this FB Live on Know Your Rights we did last week. (Spanish and English)
Immigrant Defense Project Resources:
- ICE ruses flyer "Ways That ICE Pretends to be Local Police" available in English and Spanish. The flyer includes common ruses we have seen ICE use when pretending to be local police (both in person and over the phone).
- A new set of infographics including Know Your Rights Basics for Documenting ICE, How to Document ICE Raids, and Things Not to Forget While Documenting ICE. Available in both English and Spanish.
- Not new, but still relevant and of use in documenting interactions with ICE, is IDP's Home Raids Poster, which can be hung in the home as a reminder of your rights, what to say, and what to document in case of an ICE raid. Available on our website in 7 languages.