Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Coalition

The IE IYC is an undocumented youth-led grassroots organization. Founded in September of 2010, the organization's continuous efforts have been to organize around the complex intersections that are crucial to the undocumented identity.

The IEIYC likes  to have fun too! Here are some of our members enjoy a BBQ celebrating Memorial Day.

We have great news for all!! After constant battle in the Assembly Transportation and Appropriations Committees, AB60 finally made it to the floor for a vote. Today, AB60 passed the Assembly with a 53-20 vote and without any discriminatory mark. The next step will be to get it passed in the Senate.

Special thanks to all of you who took the time out to make a call to Alejo!

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Join the Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Coalition and the Riverside Mental Health Department for our monthly Undocumented Youth Talking Circle in Riverside County!

This group is focused on creating a safe space where undocumented youth are able to talk and share their unique experiences of growing up undocumented and what it means to be “undocumented”.

Today!

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED:
1. Make a call
2. Sign the petition
3. Share

TELL ICE TO DROP THE HOLD ON CORNELIO!!!

Cornelio Rodriguez Dominguez, father of 2 U.S. Citizen children and loving partner to his U.S. girlfriend, was picked up by ICE officers on his way to work.

LA Metropolitan Detention Center:

(213) 485-0439
Los Angeles ICE Office: (213) 830-7911 

Sample Script: “I am calling to ask that you remove the ICE hold on Cornelio Rodriguez Dominguez (Inmate # 63404112) and release him from your custody so that he can go back to taking care of his family. Cornelio has been here since he was 6 months old and doesn’t call Mexico home. Please release Cornelio from Los Angeles Metropolitan Detention Center immediately”

CALL ALEJO TODAY TO KEEP DRIVER’S LICENSES CLEAN & SAFE FOR ALL!

Assemblymember Alejo wants to amend AB 60 - the Safe and Responsible Driver Act - to include language for driver’s licenses to have a marking, which would indicate individual’s statuses. We need to pressure him to keep the bill clean and ensure that all drivers have access to licenses that do not discriminate!

CAN YOU CALL HIS OFFICE TODAY AND TELL HIM TO KEEP LICENSES UNMARKED?

Capitol Office: (916) 319-2030

Salinas Office: (831) 759-8676

Hollister Office: (831) 638-3228

Watsonville Office: (831) 761-7428

Sample Script:

“Hi, my name is _____________ and I am [a resident of your district] calling to ask the Assemblymember to NOT amend AB 60 to include language for a marked license. A marked license would endanger people to discrimination and risk for detention and deportation. CA is long due for driver’s licenses for all, but we must do it in a fair and accessible way. Please keep AB 60 as it is currently drafted - licenses with no markings.”

Thanks

The IEIYC will be tabling at tomorrow’s Riverside Mental Health Fair to talk about our Talking CIRCLE. Come on out and join us!

Join Pomona Bienestar, Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, and the Inland Empire - Immigrant Youth Coalition at this community forum on Immigration Reform. This Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 7:30-9:30 at Pomona Bienestar.

Share the word!

Join the Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Coalition and the Riverside Mental Health Department for our monthly Undocumented Youth Talking Circle in Riverside County!

This group is focused on creating a safe space where undocumented youth are able to talk and share their unique experiences of growing up undocumented and what it means to be “undocumented”.

Palm Desert- Undisclosed location

Ontario- Holt between Grove & Vineyard

San Bernardino- Highland & De La Rosa

The Friends of Adelanto Detainees program is looking for new friends to be visitors. Your participation can help touch the life of someone who is in complete isolation otherwise. As a Friend we ask that you:

  • COMPLETE TRAINING; being a visitor can be difficult. We ask that you attend the visitor training to get information about what it means to be a visitor, along with expectations, listener training, and the opportunity to meet with other visitors.
  • BE THERE; show up for your visits when you sign up for them, or contact the visitor coordinator if you have to cancel.
  • BE CONSISTENT; our detainees are in extremely isolated conditions, they are grateful for the time you dedicate, and look forward to seeing Friends on a consistent basis.
  • BE A GOOD LISTENER; it’s important to practice listening skills, as a Friend our main purpose is to be there for and listen to the stories of those detained at Adelanto.
  • VISIT; which is enough. You don’t have to promise anything more.
  • REPORT; report each visit and any issues or concerns to the Program Coordinator.

If you are interested in becoming a Friend and  joining the visitation team please CLICK HERE and fill out the Visitor Questionnaire. Once you fill out the form below you will be contacted about the next scheduled training.

If you have questions please email: FriendsofAdelantoDetainees@gmail.com

THANK YOU for considering visiting!

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