Chicago New Sanctuary Coalition

Chicago New Sanctuary Coalition Hi everyone: Please note that the Chicago New Sanctuary Coalition and the CRLN - Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America have merged.

To stay up to date with CRLN's Immigration Program and sanctuary organizing please like our page! Bendiciones, The CRLN Team -- Chicago New Sanctuary Coalition educates all people about the failures of our nation's current immigration system. Through this transformative education, we will stand together as one prophetic voice demanding the most just and humane immigration policies necessary to ensure that not just our religious community, but our nation, is a sanctuary of peace and justice for all people. We believe in the dignity of all persons, regardless of their national origin. Together we will bear the fruit of Sanctuary: Justice, Unity, Physical and Emotional Safety, Equality, Solidarity and Peace.

Mission: The Chicago New Sanctuary Coalition is a coalition called to engage faith communities and leaders through educational, advocacy, and action to live in compassionate solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers.

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Organized Communities Against Deportations
06/22/2017

Organized Communities Against Deportations

"No me quiero morir aquí" - Wilmer, 6/17/17

Wilmer y Celene han estado luchando por su liberación desde que Wilmer fue detenido violentamente en Marzo. Wilmer esta parcialmente paralizado y los guardias adentro del centro de detención lo han estado lastimando a propósito. Recientemente se callo y su salud se a puesto en peor condición. Por favor ayúdanos demandar su liberación.

#ReleaseWilmer

STOP Deportation and Keep Mario Osorio here with his family
05/11/2017
STOP Deportation and Keep Mario Osorio here with his family

STOP Deportation and Keep Mario Osorio here with his family

Mario’s brother arrived in the US one year earlier, in 1988. What a difference a year made. While Mario didn’t have the money for an attorney and tried to get help from a notario, his brother received help from an immigration attorney and was able to successfully apply for asylum. Now Mario’s brothe...

02/15/2017
Organized Communities Against Deportations

Organized Communities Against Deportations

Compañerxs,

Esta tarde se empezaron a divulgar rumores de que habrá operaciones de ICE en Chicago mañana. Mucha gente a compartido esta información (que viene de una fuente desconocida) y se a creado más confusion y panico en las redes sociales y nuestras comunidades. Este rumor no a sido confirmado, OCAD esta investigando y les mantendremos informados. Por ahora, hay que tener cuidado y compartir información responsablemente.

Les pedimos su cooperación en divulgar el telefono de apoyo para reportar si alguien a sido detenido por inmigración ó si usted cree que esta siendo testigo de redadas ó retenes: 1-855-435-7693

Otro rumor que se esta compartiendo en las redes sociales tiene que ver con actividad de ICE en la linea Roja (de Addison). Lo que sabemos y fue confirmado por el consejal Muñoz, es que hubo un operativo por parte de la agencia de DHS, pero no de ICE. OCAD seguira investigando si esto resulto en la detencion de alguien ó en la violación de derechos de personas que estaban en la linea Roja.

Cabe recalcar que las redadas de ICE han sido rutina desde la administración de Bush y Obama, y ahora bajo Trump. Tenemos que estar preparados y divulgar información de los derechos que tenemos si nos encontramos con agentes de inmigración. Debemos pasar la voz acerca de recursos que existen, y tener cuidado en divulgar rumores.
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This afternoon rumors started spreading that there will be ICE raids in Chicago tomorrow. Many have shared (reposted) that information (that comes from an unconfirmed source) and this has only led to more confusion and fear being spread in social media and our communities. This specific rumor has not been confirmed, OCAD is looking into it and will update as we find out more information. For now, please be aware and share information responsibly.

We ask for your cooperation in spreading the Family Support Network hotline to report if people are getting detained or if you believe you are witnessing an ICE raid: 1-855-435-7693

Another rumor that has been spreading on social media is that there was an ICE checkpoint at the Addison Red Line. What we know and what has been confirmed by Alderman Muñoz is that there was DHS activity as part of the "terror deterrence" program which has been in existence for many years, and it was not and ICE checkpoint. OCAD will continue to investigate if this operation resulted in the detention of people or the violation of people's civil rights.

It is also important to remember that ICE raids have been routine since the Bush administration, Obama's and now under Trump. We have to be alert and spread information about the rights that people have when encountering ICE agents. We should also spread the word about resources available for people if detained, and refrain from spreading rumors.

Hi everyone!Another friendly reminder that the CNSC has merged with CRLN - Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin...
02/14/2017

Hi everyone!

Another friendly reminder that the CNSC has merged with CRLN - Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America's Immigration Program.

But please take a moment to check out this resources from DRUM - Desis Rising Up & Moving to make sure we're being responsible in sharing information about raids in the future.

And as many people are asking-- yes, congregations are a "sensitive location" as classified in a 2011 ICE memo, but that DOES NOT mean that ICE cannot or will not enter churches. Our congregations and communities are only as safe as we organize them to be.

-- CRLN

A brief guide for sharing reports on raids on social media responsibly and communicating in a way that supports our communities to best protect themselves.

PDF Version: http://bit.ly/2l5cnuF

*This is a work-in-progress document. Feedback is welcomed.
#PowerNotPanic #HateFreeZone

A Brief Guide for Sharing Reports of Raids on Social Media (Version 1.0 – 2/13/2017)

CONTEXT
Immigration raids are happening across the country. It is important to responsibly report and share verified information so that we can be organized and help communities best protect themselves. Misinformation are harmful to communities, amplify fear and strain limited resources.

Common Types of Law Enforcement Activity (And how long such activity usually lasts)
● Police Activity: Local police regularly engage in abusive policing which can put immigrants at risk of
detentions and deportations (Usually ongoing)
Checkpoints or Stops: Regular police, ICE, CBP, or DHS asking for immigration papers or targeting immigrants on roads, transit points, outside of schools, etc. (May last for many hours)
● Immigration Arrests: When ICE/CBP/DHS is searching for a particular individual at their home or workplace; They can and will arrest other immigrants they encounter in the same area (Often lasts less than an hour)
● Immigration Raids: ICE/CBP/DHS officers swarming a neighborhood, workplace, event or public space and arresting large numbers of immigrants (May last couple of hours)

If you witness an immigration raid, arrest or related activity:
1. Take a picture or a video (not the people being targeted) while ensuring your safety and safety of others around you.
2. Take note exact date, time & location
3. Take note of the type of law enforcement
agency, vehicles and activities.
4. Share on social media with the above details

If it is not a first-hand report :
1. Do not share it publicly on social media if it is not verified (i.e. not from someone who witnessed it)
2. Reach out directly to organizations or in area who are trained to go out, document and verify the report
3. If you know directly affected people in the area, notify them to be aware of the possibility of ICE/CBP/DHS/police in the area. Clarify that the report is unverified. Be prepared to provide emotional support.
4. If you see others sharing unverified reports, refer them to these guidelines.

If a report is verified:
1. Prioritize notifying directly affected people you who know in that area. Be prepared to provide emotional support.
2. Connect people to organizations that they can join for community-based defense.
3. Notify Legal Aid Society hotline: 844-955- 3425
4. Share appropriate Know Your Rights materials

How to support verification efforts:
1. Directly share them so people know the original source of reports to trace, confirm, correct, or retract; and to minimize those intentionally spreading misinformation.
2. Do not screenshot other people’s reports
3. Do not copy and paste reports

What are dangers of unverified reporting?
1. Trust is broken between affected communities, organizations and well-intentioned bystanders.
2. People’s existing fears and traumas are further amplified. This results in further isolation of
marginalized communities and prevent clear, rational thinking.
3. Spreads fear and paranoia in targeted communities, without offering any actual safety: People stop
going to work, sending their children to school, or leaving their homes.
4. Rather than having an organized and discipline anti-raids response, we end up not being able to
allocate resources towards having an effective community defense.

ICE = Immigration & Customs Enforcement
CBP = Customs & Border Patrol
DHS = Department of Homeland Security

Hi everyone! Join CRLN and OCAD for a sanctuary training on Feb. 18th from 11-12:30pm at St. Turibius. Register at: http...
02/09/2017
Chicago: Sanctuary? Santuario?

Hi everyone! Join CRLN and OCAD for a sanctuary training on Feb. 18th from 11-12:30pm at St. Turibius. Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/Os5z1ffBI1502Jip1

Part of OCAD's defense & resistance workshop series// Parte de la serie de taller de defensa & resistencia de OCAD: https://www.facebook.com/events/1706460682978116/ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ What: Join OCAD (Organized Communities Against Deportati...

Chicago New Sanctuary Coalition's cover photo
01/12/2017

Chicago New Sanctuary Coalition's cover photo

12/22/2016

Hi everyone: Please note that the Chicago New Sanctuary Coalition and the CRLN - Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America have merged. To stay up to date with CRLN's Immigration Program and sanctuary organizing please like our page!

Bendiciones,
The CRLN Team

Local faith leaders, members of the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN) and its "Immigrant Welc...
01/28/2016

Local faith leaders, members of the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN) and its "Immigrant Welcoming Congregations," Red de Oracion, and other faith-based organizations delivered today an open letter to Director Ricardo Wong, containing over one hundred signatures from faith leaders of multiple faiths and denominations, stressing the role and responsibility of local office in providing “protection, not persecution.”

Before delivering the letter along with other faith leaders, Senior Minister of Lake Street Church in Evanston, Steve Van Kuiken said, “Immigrant families deserve our compassion and care. Instead, many of these families—fathers, mothers and children—face raids by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). Instead, many of these families are terrorized by armed men in uniforms trying to barge into their homes. The women, men and children—each one of them created in the precious image of God—who seek safety and security in our country deserve our protection, not prosecution! Our faith calls us to respect the human dignity of these families and to provide them the refuge that they need”.

Local faith leaders, members of the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN) and its "Immigrant Welcoming Congregations," Red de Oracion, and other faith-based organizations delivered today an open letter to Director Ricardo Wong, containing over one hundred signatures from faith leaders of multiple faiths and denominations, stressing the role and responsibility of local office in providing “protection, not persecution.”

Before delivering the letter along with other faith leaders, Senior Minister of Lake Street Church in Evanston, Steve Van Kuiken said, “Immigrant families deserve our compassion and care. Instead, many of these families—fathers, mothers and children—face raids by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). Instead, many of these families are terrorized by armed men in uniforms trying to barge into their homes. The women, men and children—each one of them created in the precious image of God—who seek safety and security in our country deserve our protection, not prosecution! Our faith calls us to respect the human dignity of these families and to provide them the refuge that they need”.

Tomorrow at 10 AM, we'll be at ICE (101 W. Congress) delivering a faith leader letter to the Chicago ICE Field Office Di...
01/27/2016

Tomorrow at 10 AM, we'll be at ICE (101 W. Congress) delivering a faith leader letter to the Chicago ICE Field Office Director, Ricardo Wong. We're asking him and his offices to use their power of discretion to NOT implement raids in areas under his jurisdiction. Join us!

Mañana a las 10 AM estaremos en ICE (101 W. Congress) entregando una carta a Ricardo Wong, el Director Regional de ICE en Chicago, pidiendole a el y sus oficinas usar su poder de discreción para NO implementar redadas en Chicago y otras areas bajo su jurisdicción. Unetenos!

Tomorrow at 10 AM, we'll be at ICE (101 W. Congress) delivering a faith leader letter to the Chicago ICE Field Office Director, Ricardo Wong. We're asking him and his offices to use their power of discretion to NOT implement raids in areas under his jurisdiction. Join us!

Mañana a las 10 AM estaremos en ICE (101 W. Congress) entregando una carta a Ricardo Wong, el Director Regional de ICE en Chicago, pidiendole a el y sus oficinas usar su poder de discreción para NO implementar redadas en Chicago y otras areas bajo su jurisdicción. Unetenos!

01/13/2016
CRLN - Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America

Our take on last night's #SOTU

"If President Obama and the next administration are hypocritically concerned about “future” instability and crises in Latin America, which President Obama last night said could “feed the next wave of refugees,” they must desist from supporting corporate-led trade policies like the TPP, which time after time have only served to worsen living conditions in Latin America for the majority and which are directly linked to the forced migration and displacement of millions."

http://www.crln.org/SOTU2016-Response/TPP/ICE-Raids

[Español Abajo]Rain or shine, if ICE is out in the streets the people are too! Thank you Organized Communities Against D...
01/09/2016

[Español Abajo]

Rain or shine, if ICE is out in the streets the people are too! Thank you Organized Communities Against Deportationsfor organizing this and a shoutout to the folks from the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, a CRLN Immigrant Welcoming Congregation (IWC), who came out and door knocked today to let Albany Park residents know of the Know Your Rights training OCAD will be offering next Saturday at Centro Autonomo (3460 W. Lawrence) from 11-2 PM. Spread the word!

And if Saturday doesn't work, remember CRLN's also having a training Sunday, January 17 at Central Baptist Spanish Church, also an IWC, (4401 W. Irving Park Rd) at 2:30 PM!

Want your congregation to be involved in similar efforts? Send us an email at [email protected]!

Sol o lluvia, si ICE esta en las calles el pueblo tambien! Gracias a OCAD por organizar este evento y tambien a miembros de la Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, una Congregacion que Da la Bienvenida al Inmigrante (IWC), por salir y tocar puertas hoy para informar a residentes sobre el taller de derechos que OCAD ofrecera el proximo Sabado en el Centro Autonomo (3460 W. Lawrence) de 11-2 PM. Avisale a otros!

Y si el Sabado no puedes, CRLN ofrecera una taller Domingo, Enero 17 en Central Baptist Spanish Church (4401 W. Irving Park Rd),tambien una IWC, a las 2:30 PM!

[Español Abajo]

Rain or shine, if ICE is out in the streets the people are too! Thank you Organized Communities Against Deportationsfor organizing this and a shoutout to the folks from the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, a CRLN Immigrant Welcoming Congregation (IWC), who came out and door knocked today to let Albany Park residents know of the Know Your Rights training OCAD will be offering next Saturday at Centro Autonomo (3460 W. Lawrence) from 11-2 PM. Spread the word!

And if Saturday doesn't work, remember CRLN's also having a training Sunday, January 17 at Central Baptist Spanish Church, also an IWC, (4401 W. Irving Park Rd) at 2:30 PM!

Want your congregation to be involved in similar efforts? Send us an email at [email protected]!

Sol o lluvia, si ICE esta en las calles el pueblo tambien! Gracias a OCAD por organizar este evento y tambien a miembros de la Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, una Congregacion que Da la Bienvenida al Inmigrante (IWC), por salir y tocar puertas hoy para informar a residentes sobre el taller de derechos que OCAD ofrecera el proximo Sabado en el Centro Autonomo (3460 W. Lawrence) de 11-2 PM. Avisale a otros!

Y si el Sabado no puedes, CRLN ofrecera una taller Domingo, Enero 17 en Central Baptist Spanish Church (4401 W. Irving Park Rd),tambien una IWC, a las 2:30 PM!

Antes las redadas, no te dejes! Toma pasos para aprender tus derechos y para mantenerte a ti y tu comunidad organizada y...
01/07/2016

Antes las redadas, no te dejes! Toma pasos para aprender tus derechos y para mantenerte a ti y tu comunidad organizada y segura! A travez de Chicago habrán varios talleres. Aqui dos.

Sabado, Enero 16 en Albany Park. Taller de Derechos de OCAD, con clinica legal: https://www.facebook.com/events/519381051555442/

Domingo, Enero 17: Taller de la CRLN en Central Baptist Central Church (4401 W. Irving Park Rd), 2:30 PM.

Para reportar una redada/To report a raid: 1-855-435-7693

Fight back against the raids. Take steps to learn your rights and to keep you and your community safe! Across Chicago, various trainings will be offered. Here's two.

Saturday, January 16 in Albany Park. OCAD "Know Your Rights" training w/ Legal Clinic: https://www.facebook.com/events/519381051555442/

Sunday, January 17: CRLN Training at Central Baptist Spanish Church (4401 W. Irving Park Rd), 2:30 PM

Antes las redadas, no te dejes! Toma pasos para aprender tus derechos y para mantenerte a ti y tu comunidad organizada y segura! A travez de Chicago habrán varios talleres. Aqui dos.

Sabado, Enero 16 en Albany Park. Taller de Derechos de OCAD, con clinica legal: https://www.facebook.com/events/519381051555442/

Domingo, Enero 17: Taller de la CRLN en Central Baptist Central Church (4401 W. Irving Park Rd), 2:30 PM.

Para reportar una redada/To report a raid: 1-855-435-7693

Fight back against the raids. Take steps to learn your rights and to keep you and your community safe! Across Chicago, various trainings will be offered. Here's two.

Saturday, January 16 in Albany Park. OCAD "Know Your Rights" training w/ Legal Clinic: https://www.facebook.com/events/519381051555442/

Sunday, January 17: CRLN Training at Central Baptist Spanish Church (4401 W. Irving Park Rd), 2:30 PM

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