“THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL IS FOR GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING.” Edmund Burke
Greetings Fellow Resisters!
The Immigrant Justice League is a group of North County, San Diego community members who, like so many of you, are horrified by the news that immigrant and refugee children are being brutally taken from their parents and emotionally and physically abused. As patriots of this great nation, we cannot remain silent as the most vulnerable among us are being treated worse than animals. Children in cages, highly credible reports of unlawful injections of psychotropic drugs, rapes, humiliations and now at least one death is something that we as a nation must refuse to tolerate. To learn more about documented mistreatment of immigrant/refugee children please see the link below: https://action.aclu.org/petition/cbp-stop-abusing-children
Today over 500 children have not been united with their parents. Of that number, only a few can expect to see their mothers and fathers again.
The Immigrant Justice League came together to find a way to materially support these suffering children and their families whose only “crime” is that they are seeking shelter from extreme violence and oppression. The situation in Mexico and Central America has been fueled by decades of misguided U.S. foreign policy. Now, as they try to escape a horrific reality that the U.S. has helped to create, we are not just shutting the door, we are locking them up and taking away their children. Here is a summary of the ways we have intervened in Latin American politics:
Sitting at home alone seething over inhumane immigration policies is not enough. We wanted to take action, and create a community space for us to find ways to support and assist our immigrant/refugee brothers and sisters. We can and must live up to our stated U.S. American imperative that anyone who lands on our shores has the right to be protected under the mandate of 14thConstitutional Amendment and that “Liberty, Justice and the Pursuit of Happiness” is a human right.
Our purpose is two fold: 1) Create a supportive Beloved Community of people who want to do something to stop this horror. 2) Raise money and find ways to support Casa Cornelia, the only non-profit law center that is authorized to represent these children in the San Diego region.
We have been busy. Over the summer we kicked off our T-Shirt fundraising campaign. You can purchase one on this website for $20! All proceeds for this campaign and others will be given directly to Casa Cornelia Law Center. We are also working on putting on 2 local concerts.
Some of our members are working with Child Protective Services and are creating and compiling reports on abused and mistreated children. Documenting abuse and tracking children who have been violated will be key to reuniting children and parents and will serve as a means to enact justice on those responsible for these crimes.
Other members are currently serving as advocates for some of the children who now find themselves released, but may be in need of mental health services, food, shelter and legal support and advice.
Currently, some members are working on Cultural Proficiency training and development programs for healthcare, law enforcement and other service agencies.
Our next project will be bringing immigrant/refugee families together for intimate neighborhood dinners where they will be able to get to know members of the larger community. We will provide information and trainings about relevant services and actions and build stronger more vibrant neighborhoods where all children can thrive. Here is an article from the Los Angeles Times that provides a general overview of our project: www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-race-dinner-20180422-story.html#
If you would like to join us, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support! Together we can make the United States of America a stronger, more compassionate nation committed to justice for ALL.
Immigrant Justice League
The Immigrant Justice League stands in opposition to authorities and agencies which take unfair, unjust and inhumane actions against immigrants and asylum seekers who are seeking a better life within the United States and will confront such authorities and agencies.