As U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests and raids continue to escalate under Trump’s administration, immigrant rights organizations are working to develop more resources to better assist the community.
The Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) is one of the groups expanding “community defense materials to support those standing up the attacks on immigrants,” according to an IDP release. These updated tools and resources seek to prepare advocates, organizers and community leaders to protect their communities against ICE raids.
IDP’s #StopICECold toolkit offers a variety of materials with information on how to respond to ICE, and helps organizers understand ICE tactics, who their targets are and how they are trained. The toolkit also contains data on the country’s detention and deportation system.
The toolkit is also available in Spanish (“Defensa contra las redadas y los arrestos comunitarios de ICE”).
The materials include emergency planning resources, Know Your Rights materials, webinars, videos and more online resources that “break down ICE tactics and practices, risks and triggers for being targeted for ICE arrests, and ways to prepare and protect communities,” IDP communications director Michael Velarde said in a press release.
The Know Your Rights flyers are now in 16 languages, including Arabic, Bangala, Haitian Creole, French, Punjabi, Mandarin and others.
IDP is also working to develop an online interactive map of the raids reported to IDP in the New York City area.
— Immigrant Defense (@ImmDefense) August 3, 2017