Fostering Safe Spaces
Given the threat to immigrant communities posed by the new federal administration, many institutions, cities, and counties are reaffirming or considering new policies that welcome immigrants and push back against deportations and other anti-immigrant policies.
Traditionally, sanctuaries are defined as spaces that provide housing for undocumented individuals under threat of deportation. More often than not these spaces are religious institutions. This is due to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) having specific guidelines in relation to these institutions in their guidance memo, dated October 24, 2011. Potential to expand these safe spaces remains for institutions beyond those identifying as religious.
In collaboration with Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN), ICIRR and member organizations are developing already-existing networks to further be able to serve immigrant and refugee communities if sanctuary should be a need of the community.
Sanctuary in a Trump Era - Webinar
List of ICIRR partner organizations providing info sessions on Know Your Rights. Organizations with a STAR icon are BIA Accredited or have an attorney on staff!
Lista de organizationes miembros de ICIRR que ofrecen sesiones informativas de Conozca sus Derechos. Organizaciones con el icono de ESTRELLA son acreditadas por immigracion o tienen abogados!
Sanctuary Toolkit by The United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society
Model Campus Safe Zones Resolution Language (K-12) by National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
Model Campus Safe Zones Resolution Language (Colleges & Universities) by National Immigration Law Center