Department of Homeland Security implementation memos

February 21, 2017

Latest implementation memos from the Department of Homeland Security on the executive orders on immigration and homeland security.


February 21, 2017

As ICE detentions and deportations ramp up, more and more community members and organizations are creating sanctuary spaces and rapid response groups. The Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition has a phone line to report immigration/ICE raids in the Portland area. If you are witnessing a raid you can call 1-888-622-1510 to get help defending the rights of those being targeted and referrals to services.

The Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice has a volunteer gathering every second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal, Parish Hall, 1704 NE 43rd Ave. They also have a website of upcoming events and actions.

Jobs With Justice has sign ups for their solidarity squad. Members commit to receive training on immigrant and worker rights and rapid response, participate in "Know Your Rights" outreach, and attend demonstrations to support working people and families.

The ACLU has information about immigrant rights and detention on their website. 

Street Roots interview with ACLU Oregon Executive Director David Rogers

February 09, 2017

How the ACLU is going to defend immigrants in Oregon

Immigration ban and senate responses

January 29, 2017

Trumps latest executive order on immigration has a direct impact on students and families in PPS. You can access which congress person has supported or opposed or remained silent on Trumps ban here and here.

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The Social Justice and Community Outreach Committee works to highlight social justice issues and their relevance to our profession. We organize in solidarity with other unions and community groups around common causes. We provide opportunities for members to connect with each other in order to educate, agitate and organize.

If you are interested in joining SJCO, see our calendar for the next meeting.

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