Monday, June 11 - Tell MoCs to Support Immigrants’ Rights / Donate to Help Immigrant Families / Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Actions You Can Take Today

 

Action 1: Tell House Reps to Support Fair Day in Court for Kids Act

Every day in immigration courts throughout the country, thousands of children, including some as young as 3 and 4 years old, are deported without legal representation. Often, officials are arresting and pursuing deportation proceedings against children without counsel. This is unfair, and no child should face a judge alone. The Fair Day in Court for Kids Act (S. 2468) would require the government to appoint counsel to vulnerable immigrants, including unaccompanied children. Call on your House rep to support this bill!

Find your Representative

Script: Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm a constituent in the {ZIP CODE} and member of Indivisible.  

I'm calling on [MoC] to support The Fair Day in Court for Kids Act (S. 2468), a bill that provides access to counsel for unaccompanied alien children. Kids as young a 3 and 4 years old should not be deported without access to legal representation. This is an urgent issue, and I urge [MoC] to vocally support and help pass this bill. Thank you.

Action via Alida Garcia and the ACLU

 

Action 2: Donate to Help Immigrant Families

Feeling helpless about the family separations at the border? There are many people and organizations who need your support in order to assist families who are seeking asylum in the U.S. If you have the means, please consider donating to the following organizations:

Neta: Neta is coordinating with local volunteers in Texas who have been taking supplies to the asylum seekers daily. Your donations will help local volunteers from both sides of the border take supplies the refugees urgently need, such as diapers, underwear, non-perishable food items, hygienic supplies, and water. Donate to Neta.

LUPE: Lupe serves immigrant communities in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV), especially those struggling through poverty, allowing them to benefit from low-cost social services and through their participation in LUPE’s community organizing program. Donate to LUPE.

Texas Civil Rights Project: The Texas Civil Rights Project has been able to try to bring some oversight into the separations/prosecutions in the RGV. They've put out stories of parents who have been separated and have been reporting the volume of separations. They need help to cover more proceedings so that litigators trying to stop this have a better sense as to what is happening as this process lacks transparency across the board. Donate to the Texas Civil Rights Project.

RAICES Bond Fund: Once parents are separated and prosecuted some move back over into DHS custody and get moved around to other detention centers. This is where having more lawyers who work inside detention centers to help figure out how to get these parents back with their kids is important. RAICES Texas has a bond fund to help reunited families and fight their cases from the outside.

Actions via Alida Garcia

 

Action 3: Listen to the Indivisible Chicago Podcast with Betsy Dirksen Londrigan

Every Sunday, Indivisible Chicago members Tom Moss and Dan Nelson release a new episode of the Indivisible Chicago Podcast. It’s a great way to keep up with the latest news about the Indivisible movement on a local level and to stay plugged in to upcoming efforts around the city.

This week, Tom Moss interviews Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, who is challenging Republican congressman Rodney Davis in downstate Illinois 13, which stretches from the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Give it a listen here, and subscribe via iTunes to follow along with new episodes.

Daily Actions Editor