Wilpf Eastbay San Francisco Actions
President Trump’s recent reversal of his own abusive policy of separating families at the border doesn’t end this humanitarian crisis. His actions only makes the situation worse. Putting families seeking a better life in cages is never an answer. What does it say about our values as a nation when our government imposes cruel, punitive measures on children? This is how fascism starts.
WILPF demands an immediate end to Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy that interns families, including small children, to brutal detainment facilities and immediate return of the children separated to their parents.
We won’t rest until this stain on our nation’s moral fabric is removed and fully support and will participate in upcoming actions or groups you can support to protest these abhorrent Trump Administration policies.
Now we have many ways to help the kidnapped children at the borders. We are powerful if we stand together.
To find an action near you on June 30
Use this webpage put together by Families Belong Together. The interactive map is for the whole country, so pass it on to your friends in other states. Bring appropriate signs — and WILPF signs — and get friends to go with you. Keep the pressure on the administration to adhere to their new policy of not separating families, to find those children already dispersed, and to end ICE detention for asylum-seekers.
Go to the Washington Post map to see where people have reported children are being kept. If there’s a location near you, get some friends together and decide on the appropriate action — for example, surround the place, bring teddy bears and toys and books, play music, let them know you’re there for them. Send the map to your friends and colleagues to ask them to add to it if they find further places. Keep checking as it changes every day.
Donate to groups that are helping.
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project – prevents wrongful deportations by connecting refugee families to community support and emergency legal aid.
Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) – protecting unaccompanied children who enter the US immigration system alone to ensure that no child appears in court without an attorney.
La Union del Pueblo Entero– founded by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, a community union that works in the Rio Grande Valley from the grassroots up.
United We Dream– the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country.
We Belong Together mobilizes women in support of common sense immigration policies that will keep families together and empower women.
Women’s Refugee Commission– advocating for the rights and protection of women, children, and youth fleeing violence and persecution.
Texas Civil Rights Project– lawyers and advocates on the front lines of the family separation crisis.
Al Otro Lado -serves indigent deportees, migrants, and refugees in Tijuana & Los Angeles.
The Florence Project providing legal & social services to detained immigrants in Arizona.
Neta -a Latinx-run progressive media platform telling the stories of what’s happening on the border
Innovation Law Lab working in immigrant detention centers and hostile judicial districts; keeping the definitive list of kids being held.
Fuerza Del Valle -organizing workers & immigrant communities in the Rio Grande Valley.
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights -promoting the best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children.
We Belong Together women for common sense immigration policies.
United We Dream- the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country.
Women’s Refugee Commission advocating for the rights and protection of women, children, and youth fleeing violence and persecution.
ACLU– fighting attacks through the legal system.
Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)– protecting unaccompanied children who enter the US immigration system alone to ensure that no child appears in court without an attorney.
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project– providing asylum seekers with legal aid and community support across the country.
Human Rights First – helping refugees obtain asylum in the U.S.
La Union del Pueblo Entero – founded by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, a community union that works in the Rio Grande Valley from the grassroots up.