Derechos Que Deben Saber Los Inmigrantes Durante La Presidencia de Trump

United We Dream Deportation Defense, Know Your Rights, Tools

TO READ IN ENGLISH, CLICK HERE. Durante sus primeras semanas como Presidente, Donald Trump ha promulgó algunos decretos draconianos y alarmantes. Los más alarmante ha sido sus órdenes ejecutivas atacando a los inmigrantes. Esta acción ejecutiva, entre otras cosas, afecta quién es clasificado como prioridad para deportación. Una de las cosas que hace esta acción ejecutiva es ampliar su definición …

How Immigrants Can Protect Themselves During a Trump Presidency

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PARA LEER EN ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ. During his first weeks as President, Donald Trump has enacted some alarming and draconian executive orders. The most alarming has been his executive orders attacking immigrants. This executive action, among other things, affects deportation policy and priorities. One of the main things that this executive order does is broaden its definition of ‘priority’ …

My student experience with National Institutions Coming Out Day

Alejandra Perez Education Justice, Stories, Tools

My name is Alejandra Pérez and I am an undocumented, unafraid, and unapologetic fourth year student at the University of Washington Bothell. I came out as an undocumented immigrant during my senior of high school and ever since, I have been fighting for equitable access to higher education for undocumented students by creating systemic change. Our first victory was gettting …

5 Proactive Steps for College Administrators to Support Undocumented Students in Your Schools

Miriam Feldblum Culture, Education Justice, Tools

Are you a college administrator? Do you want to support undocumented students in your schools? Student activists and immigrant organizations have been key leaders in pushing for immigration reform, and in challenging colleges and universities to do more to support undocumented and DACAmented students, but there is so much more that we can do! Here are 5 action steps that …

Report: The Real Impact of Immigration Raids

Zenén Jaimes Pérez Research, Tools

Two days before Christmas 2015, the Washington Post leaked news that President Obama’s administration was finalizing plans to conduct harsh enforcement tactics to apprehend and deport refugee families that have been ordered removed by a judge. The nationwide raids, carried out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents would mainly target families who have fled violence in Central America. More …

Report: Experiences of Discrimination Among the LGBTQ Immigrant Community

Zenén Jaimes Pérez Research, Tools

In November 2015, voters in the city of Houston, Texas voted down the city-council-approved Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) by a margin of 60.9 percent to 30.1 percent. The defeat of the ordinance, meant to protect city residents from discrimination in employment and other services based on factors including sexual orientation and gender identity, proved to be a stunning defeat …

Report: A Portrait of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Recipients

Zenén Jaimes Pérez Research, Tools

On August 15, 2012, undocumented youth began the process of applying for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that was announced by President Barack Obama just three months prior. Since then, DACA has allowed hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrant youth to apply for temporary deferrals of deportations and work permits. Three years later, immigrant youth and their …

5 Things You Should Know About Trans & Queers in Detention

United We Dream Culture, LGBTQ Justice, Tools

Detention and deportations are a harm the entire community, and this is especially true for those who fall under the Risk Classification Assessment (RCA), which include pregnant women, HIV+ people, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, and chronic illness. The protocol to consider housing for detainees is not decided on self assessed gender, but instead on physical anatomy or legal documentation. …