The rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program initiated a campuswide effort at UMB to provide resources and support not only for DACA recipients and advocates on our campus, but also for the broader Latinx immigrant community being targeted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
ICE recently executed a four-day raid in sanctuary cities around the United States. Nearly 500 people were arrested, including 28 in Maryland. In an attempt to counter ICE’s actions, a Know Your Rights and Bystander Information Session was offered Sept. 27.
Katie Miller, a member of CASA de Maryland, talked about recent policy changes and pending legislation. She also provided a brief overview on how to protect yourself and others during immigration raids, followed by a conversation on how to navigate various scenarios involving ICE.
CASA de Maryland asks that if you witness or hear of a raid and think CASA has not been notified, call 301-431-4185 with all names used by the individuals, alien number, and country of origin. The information also can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Information about DACA and related 2017 legislation can be found online here.
Know Your Rights materials in English, Spanish, and Arabic can be found here.
For more information regarding the Sept. 27 session, Katie Miller can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.