Listen to Emma Torres, Cristina Jiménez, Lawrence Benito, Marcia Olivo, and Karin Wang discuss strategies for defending immigrants and refugees amid the current political climate and policy landscape.
In the second of a multi-part series, Equal Voice Action convened a virtual panel of advocacy experts and leaders to discuss strategies for protecting immigrant and refugee rights in the face of controversial executive actions by President Donald Trump and potential legislation by the Republican-led U.S. Congress.
Moderated by Karin Wang, Vice President of Programs and Communications for Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles, the panel included Emma Torres, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Campesinos Sin Fronteras; Cristina Jiménez, Co-Founder and Executive Director of United We Dream; Lawrence Benito, CEO/Executive Director of the Illinois Commission for Immigrant & Refugee Rights; and Marcia Olivo, Gender Justice Coordinator at the Miami Workers Center.
Watch the full discussion using the media player above, or listen to the podcast by using the audio player below or by visiting the Radio EVA podcast on iTunes.
Be sure to join us for future events in this series, including our next discussion, Civil & Human Rights Under the Trump Administration, to be held at 11:00 am PT (2:00 pm ET) on Monday, March 20th, 2017. Click here for more info and to RSVP!
Looking for more information on this topic? Check out these resources provided or recommended by our esteemed speakers.
- Know Your Rights Resources
- Includes Know Your Rights reference materials in a variety of Asian languages, summaries of recent executive actions affecting immigration, and more
Via United We Dream:
- Here to Stay
- Join a growing movement to build sanctuary spaces and deportation defense networks in communities throughout the U.S.
- United We Dream Toolbox
- Includes a national hotline (1-844-363-1423) for reporting ICE activity in your community, Know Your Rights cards in multiple languages, and additional resources
- Includes updated information regarding immigration policy, legal and mental health services, and additional resources for Illinois communities
- CARECEN (Los Angeles)
- ICE Out of California
- Provides information regarding sanctuary policies in California, a hotline for individuals affected by ICE raids, and details about the PaseLaVoz text alert program providing ICE activity updates
- Immigrant Legal Resource Center
- Provides fact sheets, FAQs, maps, and other resources regarding immigration policy and enforcement across the U.S.
- U.S. Department of Justice
- Use this list to find a BIA-accredited immigration service organization in your region; these are typically lower-cost, non-legal organizations that have been vetted and approved by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide legal services