This material is probably most helpful to Presbyterians and people who live in New York City. But as long as it is assembled, it seems worth sharing … if it can help one person in such a time as this.
FOR IMMIGRANTS, REFUGEES, ASYLUM SEEKERS AND THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Call the ActionNYC hotline at 1-800-354-0365 to receive free and safe immigration legal help.
Report an ICE Raid to the New Sanctuary Coalition. Call 646-395-2925 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Know Your Rights
Know Your Rights – The Immigrant Defense Project provides two-page flyers in multiple languages that explain what your rights are and what to do in an encounter with ICE.
Know Your Rights Community Toolkit – these toolkits are available from the New York Immigration Coalition in many languages.
Know Your Rights – New Sanctuary Coalition
Immigrants & New York – a coalition of groups has created this infographic resource for immigrants in English, Spanish, and French.
Home Raids Poster – The Immigrant Defense Project provides a poster to hang in the home (and your church) with a reminder of your rights, what to say, and what to document in case of an ICE raid.
How to Prepare Yourself for an Immigration Raid – Informed Immigrant
Prepare for an ICE Raid – New Sanctuary Coalition
Discernment and Planning Tools for Those Facing Deportation – this resource can help individuals who face deportation and their families explore options – PC(USA) Office of Immigration Issues
Use an English or Spanish Family Care to help undocumented members individuals prepare a family care plan so that they can ensure that their children will be cared for, their prescriptions can be filled, and they can have some sense of control over their lives in the event that they are detained – PC(USA) Office of Immigrations
Find Sanctuary in New York – New Sanctuary Coalition
Sanctuary – what do people who may want to enter sanctuary need to think about – PC(USA Office of Immigration Issues
Sanctuary Discernment Guide – the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness offers this guide for congregations considering declaring themselves as a sanctuary congregation.
WHAT CAN WE DO? FOR EVERYONE
Build and nurture relationships with immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in your neighborhood.
Contact Senator Gillibrand and Senator Schumer. Contact your Representative (or call 202-225-3121 and ask for your Representative by name to be connected to their office). Share your concerns. Ask what they will to do.
Help Detained Children identifies organizations providing aid to migrants. Donate, volunteer, and support these organizations.
Participate in the July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps – 7:00 PM on Foley Square.
Support the New Sanctuary Coalition’s Live In Faith Everyday Bond Fund that bonds out individuals who are detained so they can fight their cases from their communities instead of behind. It matters to children.
Learn about the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship’s Accompaniment Program in Aqua Prieta.
Give to and volunteer with groups working on immigration issues in New York City:
- New Sanctuary Coalition
- Make the Road New York
- New York Immigration Coalition
- Queer Detainee Empowerment Program
- Safe Passage Project
Use the We Choose Welcome Action Guide from the PC(USA) to welcome refugees.
Join Presbyterians for Just Immigration to receive information updates and action suggestions.