Webinar: Defending Migrants

Wednes­day, August 14th
1pm PST / 4pm EST

Since 2008, over 34,000 South Asian migrants have been appre­hend­ed along U.S. bor­ders. And as of 2017, we know that there are at least 630,000 undoc­u­ment­ed Indi­ans alone in the Unit­ed States, mark­ing a 72% increase in undoc­u­ment­ed Indi­ans since 2010. Much of the increase can be attrib­uted to visa over­stays with near­ly 250,000 Indi­ans over­stay­ing their visas in 2016.

Whether at the bor­der or in the U.S., South Asian migrants are at risk of deten­tion and depor­ta­tion. What we know increas­ing­ly is that, in addi­tion to con­tribut­ing to anti-immi­grant and brown­pho­bia in the U.S., cur­rent immi­gra­tion poli­cies have result­ed in a denial of due process in detained migrant court cas­es as well a pat­tern of abuse towards South Asian detainees. Abuse doc­u­ment­ed has includ­ed phys­i­cal and ver­bal intim­i­da­tion, pro­longed soli­tary con­fine­ment, and high­er bond amounts.

We invite South Asian advo­cates and con­cerned indi­vid­u­als to join a vir­tu­al infor­ma­tion and train­ing ses­sion with SAALT, Deten­tion Watch Net­work, and Unit­ed We Dream that will include:

• Infor­ma­tion about the Defund Hate cam­paign, work­ing to stop the fund­ing of Immi­gra­tion and Cus­toms Enforce­ment (ICE) and Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion (CBP) that orga­ni­za­tions can join

• Direct action tac­tics being employed by orga­ni­za­tions and collectives

• Know Your Rights Infor­ma­tion for migrants and U.S. citizen’s rights when approached by or wit­ness­ing an arrest by ICE

• Ways to plug into the South Asian Rapid Response Network


Join us on Wednes­day, August 14th at 1pm PST / 4pm EST via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/577470392

And read more about South Asian migrants in the U.S. here.