How to help refugees and immigrants: some resources  

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Howard Fischer
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21/02/2017 10:05 pm  

From a DC Presbyterian church's website:

Actions to take:

-          Immediately make your voices heard to your local, state and national elected leaders.  Call 1-866-940-2439 and tell them: “I SUPPORT REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT!”  Check legislative leaders in your area at: www.usa.gov/elected-officials

-          Communicate that you will stand with immigrants and refugees through upcoming challenges

-          Create spaces of healing and strategizing

-          Educate communities about their rights

-          Report hate crimes: www.splcenter.org/reporthate

-          Respond in solidarity to hate: facebook.com/filmsforaction/videos/10154000910775983/

-          Click here to sign up to receive advocacy updates on refugees and immigration from CWS Immigration and Refugee Program!

-          Click here to pledge your resistance to deportations through Sanctuary

-          Plan and participate this Sunday in a solidarity multi-faith vigil to build unity and protect democratic values.  Go towww.initiatehope.net for further info

 

Resources:

-          Refugee Resettlement Offices Around US(note original link was broken, I believe I found the list, but I also wanted to include link to broader organization, listed second):  https://static1.squarespace.com/static/580e4274e58c624696efadc6/t/5852d708893fc09029df88c1/1481824008630/Public+Affiliate+Directory+12-13-16.pdf

http://www.wrapsnet.org/

-          Refugees Welcome Resources:  www.refugeesarewelcome.org

-          Refugee Council USA Updated Congressional Toolkit:

http://www.rcusa.org/blog/updated-2016-rcusa-local-congressional-visit-toolkit-focus-on-november-december-actions

-          Know Your Rights: nationalimmigrationproject.org/tools.html  &

unitedwedream.org/thank-deportation-defense-card-handy-phone

-          Sanctuary Movement: sanctuarynotdeportation.org

-          Sanctuary City:  http://www.interfaithimmigration.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Advocacy-S-Comm-Tool-Kit-version-5.pdf

-          Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: unitedwedream.org & www.nilc.org/issues/daca

-          Learn more about the Syria Supper Club model in N.J. spoken about by Kate McCaffrey on the call: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084da9ab23a02-syrian

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