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Nearly half of CA children live in immigrant families, and families belong together.

Two weeks ago, the President announced that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would begin the process of deporting millions of undocumented immigrants across the country. While these raids were temporarily halted, new information suggests that ICE may begin conducting enforcement actions in 10 cities, including San Francisco, as early as this Sunday, July 14.
 
In California, where many kids are growing up in “mixed-status” families (where some members are citizens and others are not), this policy will have devastating effects. The fear of losing a parent can negatively impact a child’s ability to grow, learn and thrive.
 
Help us ensure that all Californians are well informed and know their rights!
 
Please read and share the updated resources below.

Everyone Has Rights, Regardless of Immigration Status

If You or Someone You Know is Detained by ICE

How to Help If You’re an Early Childhood Provider (from the Center for Law and Social Policy)

A Guide to Creating “Safe Space” Policies for Early Childhood Programs


The California Values Act (SB 54), which went into effect Jan. 1, 2018, ensures that no state or local resources are used to fuel any attempt by the federal government to carry out mass deportations and designates schools, libraries, hospitals, and courthouses as safe spaces for all Californians. Learn more about your rights under SB 54 here.

Everyone Has Rights, Regardless of Immigration Status

In 2017, The Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future (“PIF”) campaign was created by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) to combat the Trump Administration’s attack on access to health care, nutrition, housing, and economic security programs for millions of immigrant families. Our campaign brings together leading advocates for immigrants, children, education, health, anti-hunger, anti-poverty, and faith communities. Together, we not only defend against these threats but also work to lay the foundation for a more productive national dialogue about our immigrant tradition and our country’s future. Learn more here.