Know Your Rights in Case of ICE’s Raids – Training for Service Providers
Venue: Culmore United Methodist Church (7628 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043)
Friday, January 15, 2016 from 10:00pm to 12:10pm
• Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) has begun immigration raids to detain immigrant individuals and families from Central America who have been denied refugee status. Virginia is a state with large immigrant populations including those from Central America and as such It is imperative that our immigrant communities know and understand how to exercise their rights during interactions with immigration and law enforcement officials.
• To inform on the political context influencing DHS’s targeted enforcement policy towards Central American refugees as well as provide an overview of said policy.
• To educate those who work with the immigrant community so they are able to provide the best advice possible to people affected by these issues. Having trained organizations and advocates dispersed in the area provides the immigrant community with various points of contact for information on their rights and avenues for help.
MC: Edgar Aranda-Yanoc, LLM, Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program
Welcome and purpose of the training
Edgar Aranda-Yanoc, LLM – Chair of VACOLAO
Overview and context of DHS targeted enforcement policies towards Central American refugees.
Presenter: Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg, Esq. Legal Director of Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program
Know Your Rights in Case of Raids presentation:
What to do when ICE’s agents come to your HOME
Presenter: Tanishka Cruz, Attorney, Coordinator SIJ’s Project – Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program.
ICE’s raids in the street and other public spaces:
Presenter: Nicholas Marritz, Attorney, Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program
Individual Role Play
What to do if a person is detained by ICE’s agents and how to help him/her
Presenter: Claudia R. Cubas
Program Director - Detained Adult Program
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition
Emergency Plan: Putting your personal affairs in order in preparation of ICE raid
Presenter: Catherine Motolenich Torres, Supervising Attorney, and
James Helmuth, Education Services Manager
Hogar Immigrant Services - Catholic Charities - Diocese of Arlington.
Organized by Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program, Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR Coalition), Just Neighbors, Hogar Immigrant Services – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, and the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC).