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Be Ready.

Be Strong.

Preparing immigrant and refugee communities for immigration enforcement.

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Uncertainty creates stress.

Immigrant and refugee communities face uncertainty under the current administration.

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Knowledge builds power.

immi.org

and

immigo

mobile app: online screening and information tools for immigrant and refugee communities.

Immigrant

Legal Resource

Center and Women’s Refugee Commission

:

Family Preparedness Plan and Red Cards

Immigrant Defense Project:

Emergency Preparedness Plan and Know-Your-Rights tools

National Immigration Project

: Tools and infographics for communities to protect constitutional rights

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Workshop Modules

Immigration 101Immigration OptionsFamily PreparednessKnow Your RightsCommunity Support

Learn how the system operates

Use immi.org to identify immigration options

Use the ILRC toolkit to prepare your family

Learn and practice exercising our constitutional rights

Sanctuary, accompaniment & activism

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Immigration 101

Understanding how the system operates

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Immigration 101

Migration is an ancient human experience.

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Immigration 101

Our Immigration

Mythology

The US is a

nation of

immigrants

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Immigration 101

Our Immigration Reality

Settlement

Native Americans recognized as US citizens - 1924

Slavery

Exclusion

Chinese Exclusion Act – 1882

National origins quota – 1924

Deportation

Mass deportation of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans during the Depression

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Immigration 101

Our Immigration

Mythology

People wanting to work hard and build a new life apply to come to the US and become citizens.

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Immigration 101

Our Immigration Reality

Immigration

limited to family-based, employment-based, and limited humanitarian options.

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alien

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Immigration 101

Federal law provides broad power to arrest, detain, and remove “aliens” from the US.

85% of the 2 million people deported in the last 8 years did not have a hearing before a judge.

45,000 people are in ICE detention on any given day.

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Immigration Options

Know your options.

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Immigration Options

Everyone

should talk to an immigration lawyer about their own case.

Some

people have good options to apply for legal status.

Some

people may be able to raise a defense to being deported

.

Knowing your options helps you make good decisions.

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Immigration Options

Find

trusted

legal help to help you find out if there is an immigration option for you to get a green card, work permit or visa, or protect you from deportation.

Immi.org – identify options

ImmigrationLawHelp.org – find free legal help

AILA.org - hire an attorney

Beware of

fraud

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Immigration Options

Don’t assume you’re not a U.S. citizen!

If you had a green card (lawful permanent resident status) and were under age 18 when your parents naturalized, you may be a citizen.

If your parent was a U.S. citizen at the time you were born, you may be a citizen.

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Immigration Options: Family

You may qualify to get a green card through a family member if:

You are married to a U.S. citizen or green card holder, or

Your parent is a U.S. citizen, or

Your child, brother, or sister is at least 21 years old and is a U.S. citizen, or

Your parent has a green card and you are under 21 and not married.

Note: If you have disobeyed some laws or immigration rules, you may not qualify.

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Immigration Options: Crime Victim

Victims of serious crime in the U.S. may qualify to stay in the U.S.

Were the victim of a crime on the list of qualified crimes

Were hurt physically and/or mentally because of that  crime

Helped - or will help - law enforcement

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Immigration Options: Trafficking Victim

Victims of human trafficking may qualify to stay in the U.S.

Were the victim of trafficking

Are in the U.S. because of the trafficking

Can help law enforcement

Would suffer terribly if you were ordered to leave the U.S.

Includes victims of labor trafficking and sex trafficking

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Immigration Options: Asylum

You may qualify for asylum if:

You were harmed in the past, or are afraid you will be harmed in the future because of your race, religion, nationality, political beliefs, or membership in a group.

Your government caused the problem or will not protect you.

You have no other safe place to live.

You have not committed a serious crime or harmed someone else

.

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Cancellation of Removal

You

might be eligible to ask an immigration judge for “Cancellation of Removal

” if:

You have lived in the US for +10 years;

You can show that you have “good moral character”;

You have a US citizen or LPR spouse, parent or child (under age 21); and

The family member will suffer “exceptional” and “extremely unusual” hardship if you are deported. Hardship to yourself does not count.

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Detention

Immigration

law allows ICE to detain people while a removal case is pending.

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Detention

Some people must be detained without bond:

Detained while trying to enter at a border or airport

Multiple criminal convictions for “crimes involving moral turpitude”

One or more drug possession or firearms conviction

Convicted of an aggravated felony

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Bond

People may be released on bond if:

Not a flight risk and are likely to appear at future hearings

Not a danger to the community and have rehabilitated after any criminal offenses

Eligible to apply for some defense to

deportation

Typical bond is $5,000-$10,000.

Must

be posted by a lawfully present individual

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Limits on Detention

ICE detention is not punishment. The purpose is to make sure people show up for hearings and leave if ordered deported.

ICE cannot hold someone more than 180

days after an order of removal, with exceptions

Illegal detention may be challenged by filing a writ of habeas corpus in federal court

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Detention Standards

Non-binding ICE

Performance-Based National Standards for

detention include:

Safety

Security

Order

Care

Activities

Justice

Administration and

management

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Be Prepared

Help your family stay safe in uncertain times.

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Be Ready.

Child Care Plan

Information

Inventory

Defense Fund

See ILRC.org/family-preparedness-plan

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Child Care

Talk to your children about your plan.

Write down medical information.

Decide who can take care of your children if you can’t.

Designate someone you trust with a Delegation of Parental Authority to temporarily care for and make decisions regarding your children.

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Child Care

Get certified copies of your children’s U.S. birth certificates.

Consider getting passports for your children. Children

born in the U.S. can hold U.S. passports.

Register your child’s birth with your country’s consulate.

Tell family and emergency contacts about how to find you if you are detained.

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Information Inventory

Identify social service providers, legal help, and other trusted resources.

Identify important personal, medical, financial and contact information.

Copy important documents.

Consider giving a very trusted person limited power of attorney to handle certain legal transactions

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Defense Fund

Consider how to save or raise money for bond or for an immigration lawyer

Identify a trusted person

with lawful immigration status

who can post bond.

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Know Your Rights

Exercising our rights under the U.S. Constitution

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Know Your Rights

Everyone – regardless of immigration status – has important constitutional rights in the U.S.

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Know Your Rights

Everyone has the right to freedom of religion

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Know Your Rights

Everyone – regardless of how they came to the U.S. – has the right to seek and enjoy asylum from persecution.

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Know Your Rights

Right to remain

silent

.

Right to talk to a

lawyer

.

Right to see a

warrant

signed by a judge before allowing police/ICE into your home.

Right to

not sign

papers

you do not

understand or agree with.

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Discussion of Maria’s Story(Each small group will share its answer to one question with the large group)Did Maria have any rights? If so, what rights?Do you think the officers were acting lawfully in the way they entered Maria’s home and in the way they detained her?What might Maria have done differently?What questions do you have about the rights that could be applied in this situation?

Case Study #1

LIRS Be Not Afraid Campaign

Available at www.lirs.org/be-not-afraid

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Discussion of Raid at Work(Each small group will share its answer to one question with the large group) Did the workers have any rights? If so, what rights? Is it legal for immigration officials to ask workers to identify their immigration status and country of origin?What would you do in a similar situation?What questions do you have about the rights that could be applied in this situation?

Case Study #2

LIRS Be Not Afraid Campaign

Available at www.lirs.org/be-not-afraid

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Know Your Rights

Do not open the door

for ICE or police. Ask to see a warrant signed by a judge.

Remain silent.

Give your real name if the police ask. Do not lie

.

Ask if you are

under arrest

. If not, you can walk away.

Do not sign

anything you do not understand or agree with.

Ask to

speak to a lawyer

and go before an

immigration judge

.

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Be Strong.

Everyone – documented and undocumented – has rights in this country.

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Community Support

How allies can help in the struggle for immigrant rights.

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Sanctuary

US law does not recognize the concept of “sanctuary.”

Sanctuary cities, campuses, and schools: provide clear policy guidance about when and how they interact with ICE.

Sanctuary churches: provide support to people facing removal including solidarity, accompaniment, food, and shelter.

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Teaching rights

Offer Know Your Rights materials and trainings to your students, staff, and community.

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ICE Enforcement

Preparation & Response

Plan ahead so immigrant and refugee community leaders, civic leaders and elected officials, school officials,

religious leaders, and legal service providers

know one

another.

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ICE Enforcement

Preparation & Response

Identify immigration legal assistance in your area. Know who to call if a mass ICE enforcement action happens.

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Raids Response

Don’t spread rumors.

People are afraid. Don’t contribute unnecessarily to fear of ICE enforcement.

Verify

a raid is happening.

Reports of arrests happen frequently and it can be difficult to know when a wide-scale enforcement action is underway. Local elected officials may be able to get information from ICE.

Identify a central

point-of-contact

to keep updated as new information is learned.

Alert your

immigration legal service

point-of-contact.

Notify school officials.

Take steps to ensure that children are not dropped off without a parent to care for them.

Set up a

Family Information Center

at a local church, community

center, or other

trusted

location.

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Defense Fund

Detention used strategically to get people to agree to deportation.

Detention makes it hard to get a lawyer, get evidence, and to keep going through hearings and appeals.

Bond allows people to fight their cases outside of detention, where they are more likely to win – to be able to stay with their families and remain safe.

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Be Ready.Be Strong.

Questions?

The Advocates for Human Rights

612-341-3302

TheAdvocatesForHumanRights.org/standup


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