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Category: Immigration

I Don't See My Parents Because They Are Working To Pay Rent

A local Lincoln High School Student shares her family's struggles renting in San Jose, reflecting the larger picture of what families pay not only in money, but in valuable time missed with family to afford to call San Jose home.

San Jose Ramping Up Efforts for Citizenship

With an election year upon us, the Bay Area, and San Jose in particular, is aiming to eliminate the barriers eligible legal permanent residents face to become U.S. citizens and enjoy exercising their rights and benefits that come with citizenship. From Gilroy to Napa there are free workshops on a monthly basis to guide people every step of the way and help demystify the citizenship process that is no longer something that takes years but can be a reality in about 6 months.

'Tis the Season... To Kick Out ICE

In the spirit of the holiday season, this past Dec. 11th children wrote "Dear Supervisor" letters to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. The children wrote to ask the board to refrain from proposing harmful policies that entangle ICE with local law enforcement and create stress and worry in our families. This action was part of the FIRE Coalition's ongoing work to ensure that local jails will not respond to ICE's detainer or notification requests.

Santa Clara Community Breaks Up With ICE, and Takes Over the Board of Supervisors Meeting

On August 25th, 2015 immigrant rights advocates that make up the FIRE Coalition (including organizations such as SIREN, Sacred Heart, PACT, Asian Law Alliance, Justice for Palestinians, De-Bug) held a "mock marriage and break-up" between Santa Clara County and ICE. The group then marched into the County Board of Supervisors meeting, took it over, and shut it down. The action was part of the coalition's on going work to maintain the current county policy which ensures the jails will not respond to ICE's detainer or notification requests. The policy is a national model, yet is currently being threatened due to reactionary politics and opportunism. Please do reach out to any of the groups in FIRE to join the campaign to protect immigrants rights and public safety in Santa Clara County.

DACA: Returning Home To Mexico After More Than 20 Years

After coming to this country as the age of 7, Cesar Juarez finally got a chance to return to his home of Mexico after 20 years of being undocumented once he received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. He tells his story of his experience returning to Mexico his home, and then returning to the place he now knows as home, San Jose.

Artesia On Our Minds -- An Immigration Attorney's Diary of a Detention Camp

This past week I went with a 10-attorney contingent from the Bay Area to provide pro-bono legal services for a week in an immigration detention center in Artesia, New Mexico that holds between 400-500 ​women and children who were detained in the border refugee crisis this summer. Our primary purpose was to represent women and children in bond and asylum cases in this remote facility. We are all still unpacking the experience.

Infographic: Santa Clara Community Supports Policy That Keeps ICE Out of Jails

This infographic shares the results of the first of its kind in the country survey, asking Santa Clara County community members (immigrant and non-immigrant) about how issues of trust are impacted by policies that keep ICE away from the local jail system.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform NOW - Asian Youth Speak Out

The Youth Leadership Council of the Korean American Resource & Cultural Center Fighting Youth Shouting Out for Humanity created this video campaign to elevate Asian American youth voices in the immigration reform debate.

Deported Breakdancer Finds Purpose Serving Youth in Cambodia

Raised in Long Beach, Calif, in 2004 Tuy Sobil was deported to Cambodia where he used his skills as a breakdancer to educate local youth.This piece was produced by Long Beach Voice Waves.

1 Week at De-Bug: Family Brings Son Home from Immigration Detention, Other Family Stops a Life Sentence

Photos of a powerful week in De-Bug's Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project (ACJP), where families fight to bring their loved homes home from jail, prison, and immigration detention. At Sunday's meeting, one family brought a son home from immigration detention after two years, on Tuesday's meeting, one family brings a son home who was facing a life sentence. To stay updated on the work, follow www.acjusticeproject.org.
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