How to Help Our Immigration & Sanctuary Efforts this Month
Take Action: Kids are being separated from their families and held in prolonged detention without due process rights at the Cowlitz County Jail in Washington. Cowlitz County (and another facility in Oregon) have contracted with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold kids for an average stay of 109 days. Prof. Angelina Godoy of the UW Center for Human Rights calls these “black sites” because neither the county nor the federal government will provide information on these kids being confined in our state. Read more at the UW Human Rights Center website. Then visit WAISN’s site to call on Cowlitz County to stop this practice immediately and the ACLU’s web page to edit and send a preform letter to release youth detained in the Cowlitz jail in light of Covid-19.
Provide Needed Items: During September and October, donate the JFS food drive in modified form this year due to Covid-19. Bring the following items only to the CBS lobby during office hours: rice, canned or dry beans, canned vegetables, tuna. Or, ship the same items to CBS addressed to “Congregation Beth Shalom-Food Drive”
Give a Monetary Donation (again) to the Fair Fight Bond Fund. In 2019, the renewable Fair Fight Immigrant Bond Fund bonded out 44 individuals from 15 countries. But that depleted all its funds. Help release detainees, reunite families, and give immigrants the best shot of winning their cases, donate any amount here .