Immigrant’s Rights

Welcome to the Issues and Action Group on Immigrants’ Rights.

Immigration We are a nation of diverse cultures. Immigrants strengthen the United States of America. All immigrants should be afforded full human rights and a fair, safe, and timely path to legal status or citizenship. (Washington Democrats State Platform, 2017)

Contents

Recent Actions Taken

  • Activities
    • Providing drivers and rides to appointments for community members fearing detention
    • Organizing a Rapid Response team in case of local detentions/deportations
    • Distributed 200 IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES WELCOME HERE yard signs
    • Made and are distributing IMMIGRANT RIGHTS ADVOCATES buttons
    • Interview on KPTZ Compass program
    • Planning KNOW YOUR RIGHTS sessions for allies and helpers in ICE/BP incidents
    • Planning a PT IMMIGRATION LEGAL CLINIC to be conducted with trained advisors from Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center
    • Discussing immigration education for larger PT community
    • Note

      ICE now has a Community Relations Officer for the Northwest Region who can answer questions about any detentions or raids but only if you can supply the date and location at which the incident occurs.  Contact

      Melissa A. Nitsch
      Community Relations Officer
      U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
      Seattle Field Office
      Washington/Oregon/Alaska

      Phone: 206-835-0094
      Mobile: 206-482-1316
      Melissa.A.Nitsch@ice.dhs.gov

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Meeting Notices

Next Meeting:

  • Next Meeting
    Tuesday, March 28, 4:30 – 6 PM
    Rosewind Common House
    Umatilla and Haines
    Bring slippers, socks
    New people always welcome

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About / Statement of Purpose

Immigrants Rights is a Platform Issue.  The following statement on social justice is quoted from the Washington State Democrats platform:

Immigration We are a nation of diverse cultures. Immigrants strengthen the United States of America. All immigrants should be afforded full human rights and a fair, safe, and timely path to legal status or citizenship.

Jefferson County Democrats Bylaws bind us to “Administer the party organization in accordance with the National and State Party Charters and in a manner that will facilitate achievement of party goals at all levels of government.” And to “Endorse and/or support organizations and activities that reflect the Platform of the Jefferson County Democrats and that improve the welfare of Jefferson County, its people, and its natural environment.”

Within JCD, this group will help JCD membership study and track legislation pertaining to immigrants rights, such that the membership can intelligently question candidates for office as well as elected representatives, and inform others.

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Resources

Current Legislation

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Contact

To join the people who will be leading research and action on this important topic, contact Contact: Libby Palmer libbypalmer2@gmail.com

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