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.