A world without prisons where all people are free to live as our full selves and be celebrated as such.
Create organization of autonomous beings and entities focused on intersections of crime and immigration through bail funds, legal defense, advocacy, language justice, and political education.
The many intersections of the criminal justice system and immigration policy create fishhooks and bear traps that offer people who are immigrants no way out. Collaboration between law enforcement agencies is largely responsible for the detentions and deportations of parents, grandparents, children, friends and neighbors nationwide.
This organization will administer a state-wide bail and legal defense fund for incarcerated people who are immigrants; release toolkits to change local and state policies regarding cooperation with ICE; offer language justice/interpretation services to groups who share our vision; and provide political education for the grassroots and grasstops, incorporating a historical, legislative, and power analysis. We are committed to keeping funds and services accessible, not creating gate-keeping processes. Keeping someone out of ICE’s hands requires a timely triage.
We will work to amplify existing voices of true immigrant leadership while holding accountable ALL entities that call themselves Friends and Allies to the Immigrant, Refugee or Asylum Seeker in these, Indian Lands, while at the same time interacting with local communities and international efforts to provide Sanctuary for All, Everywhere.