Thurs 5/10: “Child-abuse-by-government” is now official policy. We cannot be silent.

It is also a crimeRoutine separation of asylum-seeking families violates international law.  From slavery to Manzanar, we already know that America is capable of grave moral lapses. In the future, school children will wonder how we, literally a nation of immigrants, stood by and let this happen to children like them.

Part #1 – First we rip kids away from their parents…

At a law enforcement conference in Arizona, AG Jeff Sessions declared that the Department of Justice will try to deter those seeking asylum with a policy of “100% prosecution” of all who enter the U.S. illegally and separating parents from children instead of keeping them in a detention center together. “If you are smuggling a child then we will prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you as required by law.”

Homeland Security is cruelly separating families at the border for no legitimate reason. Immigration authorities have separated at least 700 children from their families, and about a hundred of them are under the age of four. Continue reading “Thurs 5/10: “Child-abuse-by-government” is now official policy. We cannot be silent.”

Today: Yes, you can do this. Be a Citizenship Fair volunteer.

Help people become citizens…and VOTERS! No Spanish language ability required.

Here’s something we, as private citizens, can do to help our neighbors through a process that was usually much easier when many of our own families crossed into America. (Exceptions here)

TODAY – THURSDAY, Feb 1st: Train to be a Citizenship Fair Volunteer!

Come listen to an enlightening, frightening and often hilarious lecture from local immigration attorney Vanessa Frank on how to help a green card holder fill out their N-400 “Application for Naturalization” form successfully. You do not need to be able to speak Spanish. Then, sign up for a shift at the next Citizenship Fair, Feb. 3rd (this Saturday) or be prepared for the next one on March 17th. Fairs are held more often than trainings, so don’t miss tonight’s event.

Volunteers are also needed to work with the children, do registration at the door, etc..

5-7 pm at the UU Church of Ventura. 5654 Ralston Street, Ventura.

Citizenship Fairs – There’s one this Saturday! 

Feb. 3rd Citizenship Fair  –  Link for flyer here. Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm (sign up for available time shifts). It will be held at the Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School Cafeteria. 301 N. Marquite St. Oxnard, CA 93030. To RSVP please contact: Shannon Lopez shanhickey@gmail.com (805) 990-5214 Continue reading “Today: Yes, you can do this. Be a Citizenship Fair volunteer.”