[A Honduran gang] said they would take my daughter away from me and kill her. That’s why I took the decision to come here. But I didn’t know that I would be locked up for so long... Why don’t they let us out?
- Celina Gutiérrez, a mother detained in Dilley, Texas, according to the Huffington Post.
This webinar focuses on immigration issues and describes how other areas of social justice such as safety net programs, education, and transportation can include an immigration component. Other topics include gathering community stories and working with other advocates, elected officials, and policymakers. This presentation also highlights the importance of respectful discourse during advocacy work.
This webinar was held on March 25, 2015.
PowerPoint Slides from Creating Welcoming Communities: Pro-Immigrant Advocacy with City & County Policymakers (October 6th, CCUSA) - (PDF)
PowerPoint Slides from Empowering Immigrant Clients to Build Welcoming Communities (November 14th, NLADA) - (PDF)
To: Catholic Conference Directors and Other State Advocates
From: Jen Riddle - Advocacy Attorney, State and Local Immigration Project
Subject: Overview of State and Local Immigration Legislation in 2014
Date: November 20, 2014
Alabama Agrees Not to Publish “Scarlet Letter” Immigrant List