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Stop the War on Immigrants and Indigenous Peoples — A Call to Action on October 12

From the day he took office, Donald Trump has escalated a failed and cruel immigration policy into an all-out white supremacist imperialist war against immigrants and indigenous peoples, banning Muslims, slamming the door on refugees, tearing children from their parents’ arms, targeting black and brown bodies for violence and abuse. This policy has a name: Genocide.

Each new affront has been met with outrage and protest but even when he has retreated, Trump has sought new lines of attack: new bars to green cards and citizenship, workplace raids, deportations of people with cancer and other life threatening illnesses during their medical treatment, concentration camps.

Meanwhile, immigrants of color are being terrorized in  our own communities, afraid to answer the door, take children to school, or go to work.  Our communities need to see and feel the solidarity of the majority that stands with us.

We call on all those who oppose the raids, family separation, deportations and incarceration to unite against this reign of racist persecution.

It is time to say, “¡Basta Ya!” Enough is enough!

This indigenous people’s day weekend let us act together –whether with a march, vigil, rally or direct action– in solidarity to build a better world and against those who would give us a future of division and white supremacist hate.

Let us unite in broad regional coalitions drawing together people of faith, unions, anti-nativist fighters and other progressives to target camps, jails, shelters or other parts of Trump’s anti-immigrant, deportation machinery, including corporations profiting from the dehumanization of our communities.

Let us act in the knowledge that no human being is illegal anywhere, not least in a country formed through violent colonialism that continues policies that create poverty, war, climate destruction,  displacement and refugees.  It is the artificial colonial borders that are illegitimate, not our people.

Let us open our arms to immigrants and indigenous peoples in our country and at our borders with a greeting of friendship: 

Mi casa es tu casa. 
My home is also your home.

NO DEPORTATIONS—DECOLONIZE THIS NATION!

National Call to Action!

Sign on to our Call to Action to mobilize with us! Details below

The Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps is calling for immigrant rights organizations across the country to mobilize October 12-14, demanding the closure of the immigrant detention camps and that all immigrants be let in to the US! 

The nationwide Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps (CCCC) is a network of migrant rights groups and organizations from around the country who have come together to build a movement to close the migrant and refugee concentration camps. CCCC is a nascent formation of a broad range of local and national immigrant rights organizations and activists whose active participants, through national calls, make democratic decisions on our plans, structures and political goals. We aim to build a coalition of organizations for the long-term struggle for immigrants’ rights, while recognizing that we are currently focusing our organizing efforts on the October 12-14 mobilizations.to close the concentration camps and let migrants and refugees in.  

We are asking organizations to sign on to a Call to Action and join the nation-wide mobilization. We encourage organizations signing the call to action to endorse local and regional actions and/or help to plan actions, participate in national organizing calls when feasible, publicize the national day of action via email and social media, and mobilize members to participate in these actions.

The orientation of these actions is to build broad bases for sustained actions. The aim is that all actions will target ICE/DHS facilities and/or the corporations that profit from immigration detention. Actions may take various forms, including marches, demonstrations, and/or nonviolent direct action, and may be taken as independently or collaboratively with CCCC as desired by the organizers on the ground. As the actions are being organized on the same weekend as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we seek to follow the guidance of both migrant and indigenous organizers.

Please fill out this form if you want your organization to sign on to the Call to Action and to help mobilize for the October 12-14 Actions! We will reach out to you shortly to discuss in more detail and get you involved in action-planning: Sign On Now