Indivisible’s core mission is to resist Donald Trump’s racist, sexist, and xenophobic agenda through local, grassroots congressional advocacy. And the cornerstone of his agenda is the anti-immigrant, xenophobic positions that he championed during his campaign, and that he’s put into practice in his first year in office. As a candidate, Trump focused his energy on demonizing immigrants. Since taking office, he’s dedicated himself to terrorizing immigrant communities. From anti-immigrant executive orders and the elimination of DACA, to efforts to fund his border wall and expand his deportation force, immigrants are perhaps the most vulnerable members of our society under Trump.
We can only defeat Donald Trump’s agenda if we all stick together—if we treat an attack on one as an attack on all. It is for this reason that Indivisible is standing with our immigrant rights partners to protect immigrants and their families.
Join the fight locally. Indivisible National encourages all local Indivisible groups to connect with their local immigrant rights organizations to join the fight to defend Dreamers and other immigrants being targeted by this Administration. The immigrant rights community has been working on defending immigrants and their families for years, and they are best able to help provide you with recommendations on how you can be most useful in protecting your communities. Below are two national immigrant rights organizations with local chapters that are worth checking out.
HOW TO CONNECT WITH A LOCAL IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUP
The Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) is the largest coalition of grassroots immigrant rights organizations, with over 40 organizations in over 30 states. Since its founding in 2000, FIRM has been a leader in fighting for immigrant rights on the local, state, and federal level. You can find a local group using the FIRM Directory, including Rise Up event links: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12R8q6X_cJTfRnrg-BM1jPvsuyNFQ6yrgq4oicoSmmHM/edit#gid=0
United We Dream (UWD) is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country, with dozens of chapters and affiliates across the country. You can find a local chapter by visiting: https://unitedwedream.org/groups/. UWD members are also planning future activities and events inside and outside of DC. You can sign up for one here.