COMMUNITY DEPORTATION DEFENSE STRATEGIES & CAMPAIGNS
There are many ways to help a person facing deportation, including but not limited to, finding the person a good attorney, advocating privately to an elected official, holding local authorities accountable to end collusion with ICE/CBP or accompanying the person to immigration court or a check in.
However, this training is focused on lifting a case privately/semi publicly/publicly in traditional and social media and placing pressure on immigration services with the help of community, attorneys and elected officials. Although there is no guarantee, WAISN has learned that in lifting up a case in the public sphere, each letter of support from a legislator, each newspaper article, each call from a community member to ICE, and each action taken by those advocating can help stop a deportation.
This guide is aimed at helping immigrant rights advocates be a voice in this context.
What you will learn:
• How to set up a volunteer-led Deportation Defense Team
• Putting together a Campaign Plan & Escalating
• Case Scenario Practice
• Humanizing our Stories & Creating Social Impact