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Building an Advocacy Coalition on the State and Local Levels

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.  

Overview of 2014 State Legislation (Nov 2014)

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  

Recent State & Local Immigration Developments (Oct 2014)

Alabama Agrees Not to Publish “Scarlet Letter” Immigrant List  

Globalizing Charity: 7 Ways Your Local Government Can Help Unaccompanied Minors

By Jen Riddle “It is necessary to respond to the globalization of migration with the globalization of charity and cooperation, in such a way as to make the conditions of migrants more humane.” - Pope Francis

Recent State & Local Immigration Developments (Sept 2014)

California Allocates $3 Million for Legal Services for Unaccompanied Children  

Webinar - Advocating to Protect Unaccompanied Children in Your Community

This webinar addresses advocacy on behalf of unaccompanied children residing with sponsors and relatives across the United States as they await their immigration hearings. Panelists  provide updates on where the children are living, their impact on local communities, and steps you can take to welcome them.

Webinar - Communities Resisting Immigration Enforcement: Detainer Policies and Local Advocacy

This webinar addresses the trend of law enforcement agencies across the country deciding not to detain individuals to hand over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for possible deportation. Following an overview of immigration detainers and how their use harms immigrant families, panelists discuss the shifting legal landscape and the important ways in which communities are changing their detainer policies. Finally, they share advocacy strategies for convincing law enforcement in your city or county not to get involved in enforcing federal immigration laws.

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