Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Resources For Immigrant Families

Courtesy of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
**Toll-free number for families members of workers detained in Swift raids: 1-866-341-3858


Resources for Immigrants Detained or Fearing Further Raids:

Know Your Rights brochure, available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Farsi, and Somali, from the ACLU

"Know Your Rights at Home and at Work" in English and Spanish, from the National Immigration Law Center

"What To Do If You Are Arrested or Detained by Immigration" in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean, from the National Immigration Law Center

"Know Your Rights if You Have Been Arrested or Detained by the U.S. Government" in English and Spanish, from CASA of Maryland

AILA has also been mobilizing the communities affected by the Swift Raids to stand together in support of the families (read: children). They have been working in concert with local advocacy groups as well as the faith communities. Here are links to news stories regarding the vigils held in Taylor, TX, Des Moines, IA and Omaha, NE.

I'll update as I get more information. Paz y Solidaridad

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