Immigration Action team

2020-2021 Accomplishments

•Successfully lobbied to end Howard County’s contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
•Mobilized community support to pass Howard County Liberty Act protecting immigrant rights.
•Successfully lobbied the Human Rights Commission to make immigration status a protected class.
•Contributed to passing 2021 state bills:
Dignity Not Detention Act  and Maryland Driver Privacy Act

2021-2022 Goals and Plans

•Protect the Liberty Act from getting repealed in 2022
•Support the Howard County Council representatives Liz Walsh and Deb Jung who spearheaded immigrant rights legislation
•Join with other Indivisible groups nationally to advocate for pro-immigrant policies.
•Work to dispel negative myths about immigrants and educate the public about their positive contributions in Howard County and nationwide.

who we are

Mission and objectives

Make Howard County a safe and supportive environment for immigrants. The team hopes to raise public awareness of immigrants’ and refugees’ rights and concerns in order to promote compassionate legislation.

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what we do

Demonstration on ending ICE contract with HoCo.

Howard County Coalition for Immigrant Justice

Howard County Coalition for Immigrant Justice (HCCIJ) is a group of immigrants, concerned organizations, and individuals working to support and protect our foreign-born friends and neighbors in Howard County.  We believe all residents of Howard County deserve respect, justice, safety, and opportunities to thrive and prosper.

FIRN

The Foreign-Born Information and Referral Network FIRN is a nonprofit organization in Howard County, Maryland, that empowers immigrants, refugees, asylees, and other foreign-born individuals by helping them to access community resources and opportunities. FIRN provides immigration counseling, interpreting & translation services, information and referrals and a variety of workshops.

CASA of Maryland

CASA is a nonprofit group working to organize, advocate for, and expand opportunities for Latino and immigrant people in the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. CASA provides employment placement; workforce development and training; health education; citizenship and legal services; and financial, language, and literacy training to Latino and immigrant communities.

resources

Understanding the Immigration Debate

Let's explore the complex issue of immigration together

7 Truths About Immigration

Facts about immigration by Robert Reich. Please spread the truth.

 

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