Sunday, July 1, 2018

After the Protest: Mijente and AFSC Have Proposals

Hundreds of thousands turned out around the country for the June 30 protests against the administration’s immigration policies—the movement is growing still stronger. But what are our demands? #KeepFamiliesTogether and #AbolishICE are great hashtags, but groups are looking for ways to develop a full program for immigration reform. Below are links to two important efforts in this direction. If you know of other proposals, please email us at

Free Our Future: An Immigration Policy Platform for Beyond the Trump Era (PDF). Mijente, which describes itself as “a digital and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx movement building,” calls for abolishing ICE and the Border Patrol, for ending detention, repealing laws criminalizing unauthorized entry, and much more.

What Would Fair, Humane Reform Look Like? The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization that works on immigration along with other issues, has a more general program that addresses issues like foreign policy and labor rights as well as immediate enforcement matters.
For New Yorkers: a number of immigrant rights groups are meeting on Tuesday, July 3, to discuss plans for future actions and campaigns. The meeting will be at 6 pm at 40 Washington Square South (NYU Law School’s Vanderbilt Building), in the Golding Lounge (second floor).

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