Youth Alliance for Just Immigration YAJI

Youth Alliance for Just Immigration YAJI

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Hola compañeros! Estamos organizando una demostracion para defender DACA este miercoles en UAB afuera de el Hill Student Center de 12pm-2pm. Me encantaria si algunos de ustedes pudieran venir a apoyarnos o al menos ayudarnos a difundir el mensaje. Mi amiga esta trabajando en hacer un volante con toda la informacion para que lo puedamos compartir. Pero por ahorita, dejenme saber si tienen alguna pregunta, tambien me pueden contactar a mi cel que es el 256-505-9595!

Hello friends! We are organizing a rally to defend DACA this Wednesday at UAB right outside the Hill Student Center from noon till about 2pm! I would really love if some of you could come out and support or at least help us spread the word! My friend is working on a graphic that we can later share with all the details on it! If you have any questions, feel free to call or text me, my # is 256-505-9595!
I would like to share with you this post I did in #StandAsOne and GBM, the information in the link bellow is very good.

This is what my good friend Alex Ortiz said about DACA announcement. Alex work as a Recruitment Counselor advising other students to join their University. Always helping them to dream and not give up. His energized spirit has always blessed me:

"Yes I am afraid, but fear does not define me. I was undocumented in College, if I can make it that far, I know I can make it. I have hope, but I am also realistic. Political awareness goes beyond being positive! Thanks for the love , ya'll are awesome. As my status says, #Resist #NotGivingUp

What do I need to know if the DACA program ends?
Butterflies #ResistTheByrne with Silence and ❤️
#YAIRSummit2017

We are the Youth of ACIJ! ACIJ is a grassroots, statewide network of individuals and organizations working to defend the rights of immigrants in Alabama.

Operating as usual

02/22/2018

As we've seen in Florida this week, young people can make a difference in the national discourse when they stand up and speak out.

CAIR-Alabama is looking to get more youth involved in government. That's why we're sponsoring college students to attend the YMCA's Collegiate Legislature Conference in Montgomery next weekend on Friday and Saturday. Delegates will practice drafting legislation, debating bills, and lobbying their elected officials all at the State House where Alabama government operates.

CAIR-Alabama will cover the cost of conference registration and transportation. If you are an interested college student, please contact our government affairs coordinator Ali Massoud for more information. [email protected]

Ali was heavily involved in this program during his undergraduate years, and it taught him many of the skills he uses in his work today! Here he is pictured with his school's delegation at CLeg.

02/15/2018

Lobby Day has begun!

State of Florida Emergency Travel Advisory 02/14/2018

State of Florida Emergency Travel Advisory

We’re warning all immigrants and people of color to use caution when visiting Florida, especially high risk areas where sheriffs have announced plans to work closely with ICE. An emergency travel advisory has been issued for the entire state of Florida.
Link: https://floridaimmigrant.org/our-work/state-of-florida-emergency-travel-advisory/

State of Florida Emergency Travel Advisory For The Fair Treatment Of All People, Including Immigrants.

Second Federal Judge Blocks Trump Plan to End DACA 02/14/2018

Second Federal Judge Blocks Trump Plan to End DACA

https://www.wsj.com/articles/second-federal-judge-blocks-trump-plan-to-end-daca-1518567376?mod=e2tw

Second Federal Judge Blocks Trump Plan to End DACA A second federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to temporarily restore an Obama-era program that gives protections to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. as children.

Black is Beautiful: A Celebration of Afro-Latinas 02/14/2018

Black is Beautiful: A Celebration of Afro-Latinas

Black is Beautiful: A Celebration of Afro-Latinas In honor of Black History Month, we decided to tackle a subject that comes up again and again in our community; the issue of racism. It has long caused controversy among Latinos, and it’s important to illuminate what it really means to be Afro-Latina. We will shine a spotlight on some beautiful Af...

Fill | Lobby for Youth Justice 02/13/2018

Fill | Lobby for Youth Justice

The 15th is Youth Justice Lobby Day at the State House in Alabama. Will you join us?

Fill | Lobby for Youth Justice Sign up here to join the Alabama Youth Justice Coalition as we advocate for juvenile justice reform at the State House on February 15. AGENDA: 10:00 am – 10:15 am: Registration 10:15 am – 10:35 am: Get fired up with our speakers! 10:35 am – 10:45 am: Tips on legislative advocacy 10:45 am – 1...

Photos from Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice's post 02/08/2018

Photos from Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice's post

02/08/2018

"My name is Fernanda Herrera and my DACA expires in 303 days. I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and have lived in the US since I was 2 and a half. I attended Gadsden City High School and was a flute section leader and 2nd chair in the Symphonic band. I went to Samford University in Birmingham, AL where I was on student government as Chief of Staff and co-founded the first Latino Student Organization. Two summers ago I interned on Capitol Hill with Congressman Grijalva and have been active in politics ever since. Even if I had not made all of these contributions I would still be worthy of staying in my home because I am a HUMAN BEING. My parents live in Alabama with my US-citizen little brother who should not have to choose between having his sister or parents here. I would be nothing without my parents who support me and put me through college. We need a PERMANENT solution that keeps families together and helps us look towards a future, not count down the days to the end of our livelihoods."

Fernanda belongs here. Call 202) 224-3121 to tell Congress to pass a permanent solution for her and her family.

02/08/2018

"My name is Luis Enrique. I was born in Mexico City. I was 14 years old when I came to the USA. Today I am 28 years old and live in Montgomery, AL. A clean DREAM Act means I would still be able to be here which is important because I don't have anything in Mexico. I have lived half of my life in this country, I have planned my future here. A lot of my friends were brought here since they were kids. They don't even know their own home country, all they know about their country is what their parents have told them. Some of them don't speak Spanish well. We have become a part of American culture, we have learned the language, the culture and history--even think like Americans. For my family and friends in Mexico I am not Mexican anymore, why? Because I don't have their beliefs anymore. They think I'm not Mexican anymore because I don't want to go back. On the other hand, I'm not American because I speak Spanish. They see my skin color and assume I'm Mexican even though I could be from anywhere in Latin America. They listen to my music and think I'm a drug dealer. Lastly, I'm not from here because I don't have a green card. I'm from NOWHERE. I really would like Congress to pass a Clean Dream Act because they not only have our dreams and future in our hands, They have OUR WHOLE lives in their hands."

Luis Enrique belongs here. He has 626 days until his DACA expires. Call 202) 224-3121 and tell Congress to pass a permanent solution so he can stay in his home.

02/08/2018

"I am 26 years old. I work as a dental hygienist. I have been here since I was four and I have built my life surrounded by family, friends, and colleagues. I discover God's love in some of the happiest moments in my life and in some of the hardest all while living in the US. There is no other place I would rather call home than here. DACA provides my means to carry out my life, my career, and my faith while being in peace. It means my life to me."

Jenny belongs here. Call 202)224-3121 to tell Congress to pass a permanent solution for her and her family.

02/08/2018

Leader Pelosi shares Alabama DREAMer's story

02/06/2018

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Why All Latinos Should Care About Black History Month 02/06/2018

Why All Latinos Should Care About Black History Month

Why All Latinos Should Care About Black History Month This article was originally published on February 20, 2015 At first glance, it may seem like the Latino community cannot relate to the struggles and history of African-Americans in the United States. But, if you take a closer look, you will see we have much more in common than you think. First, in s...

02/06/2018

In Montgomery today for ARISE Lobby Day!!!

Photos from Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice's post 02/06/2018

Photos from Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice's post

Watch These Adorable Kids Spoof CNN to Celebrate Black Excellence 02/06/2018

Watch These Adorable Kids Spoof CNN to Celebrate Black Excellence

Watch These Adorable Kids Spoof CNN to Celebrate Black Excellence We interrupt your regularly scheduled Friday programming to bring you this adorable breaking news.

Instagram post by ACIJ • Feb 5, 2018 at 5:22am UTC 02/05/2018

Instagram post by ACIJ • Feb 5, 2018 at 5:22am UTC

Instagram post by ACIJ • Feb 5, 2018 at 5:22am UTC 1 Likes, 1 Comments - ACIJ (@alimmigrant) on Instagram: “It's not a DREAM if it's not Clean No es un SUEÑO si no es Limpio We need YOU to help us urge…”

15 Afro-Latino Movies You Should Stream for Black History Month 02/01/2018

15 Afro-Latino Movies You Should Stream for Black History Month

15 movies to watch this February

15 Afro-Latino Movies You Should Stream for Black History Month These films are a starting point at looking at how Afro-Latinos have been depicted on screen across the Americas.

02/01/2018

YAJI in February!

01/16/2018

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01/13/2018

Rep. Sewell Gives Weekly Democratic Address

01/13/2018

One week left to submit your artwork! All high school students in Alabama's 7th District are invited to compete.

01/12/2018

Fight for Dreamers! Get you a sticker!

The Fight for Dreamers Giveaway begins! The first 20 people to post a photo of their letter or video of their call to congress with the hashtag will receive one of these beautiful "Dreams Unite Us" stickers!

Sample script:
"Hello, my name is [your name] and I live in [your city]. I'm calling/writing to urge my Senator to support a permanent solution for DACA recipients by January 19th without funding the border wall, hiring immigration enforcement agents, or attacking legal migration. 122 DACA recipients are losing their status daily, this matter is urgent. We need a clean Dream Act now!"

Call 1-866-971-9623 or search https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
to find your representative's office address.

01/12/2018

HAPPENING NOW:
Tune in via Facebook to Go LIDER RADIO Y TV for live interview with one of our community DACA recipients as we extend an invitation to join our Brothers & Sisters in the annual Martin Luther King Unity Day in Tuscaloosa this upcoming Monday 15, 2018!
We hope you all can make it and support the unity of our communities to show how progress & equality has influenced our lives and this country’s history and to fight toward the eradication of racism in our modern society!
See you there, tune in now!

01/11/2018

Attention DREAMERS & Supporters!

Are you a beneficiary of DACA? (past or present) Let you story and experiences be heard. You are invited to share your experience of living and benefiting from DACA.
LiderTV&Radio will give us a space for you to share your stories of personal and professional growth to give the public insight to your contributions, sacrifices, and achievements thanks to a more welcoming change in our society (DACA) and let the public know the loss of your achievements without a proper more permanent change in place!

Contact us today for more information to participate Friday 12 & Saturday 13 of January!
Please Share!

01/11/2018

Gracias!!

This crew is awesome(there are a few missing)! They loaded up 17,000 pounds of supplies for Puerto Rico last night. Now these supplies are in Tampa Fl. Waiting to be loaded and taken to the island! Thank you to everyone who donated time, energy and money to help make this happen! Many people will be blessed by your efforts!

Alabama Muslims invite U.S. Sen. Doug Jones to visit mosque 01/11/2018

Alabama Muslims invite U.S. Sen. Doug Jones to visit mosque

Alabama Muslims invite U.S. Sen. Doug Jones to visit mosque Alabama Muslims have asked U.S. Sen. Doug Jones to visit a mosque and meet with them to discuss their concerns.

Young immigrant who works for Johnson & Johnson pleads with lawmakers and CEO to save DACA 01/11/2018

Young immigrant who works for Johnson & Johnson pleads with lawmakers and CEO to save DACA

Young immigrant who works for Johnson & Johnson pleads with lawmakers and CEO to save DACA A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Trump administration's efforts to wind down DACA.

01/11/2018
01/10/2018

Call in to learn more and see how you can fight for the DREAM Act in Alabama!
Llamen para saber mas y decidir como pelear por el DREAM Act en Alabama!

12/22/2017

DREAMERS sharing their stories and spreading the success that they have thanks to DACA with Go LIDER RADIO Y TV

They will sharing the importance of pushing Congress & pressuring our representatives to vote for a Clean Dream Act so they will continue to contribute this nation without fear!
Join them now!

Free Erick, Alabama DREAMer! Sign the Petition. 12/08/2017

Free Erick, Alabama DREAMer! Sign the Petition.

Free Erick, Alabama DREAMer! Sign the Petition. Tell ICE to free Erick and stop his deportation – his little brother Justin and his whole family needs him home for the holidays!

What To Do When Encountering Law Enforcement at Airports and Other Ports of Entry into the U.S. 12/08/2017

What To Do When Encountering Law Enforcement at Airports and Other Ports of Entry into the U.S.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The ACLU offers a Know Your Rights guide, "What to Do When Encountering Law Enforcement at Airports and Other Ports of Entry into the U.S." at https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/what-do-when-encountering-law-enforcement-airports-and-other-ports-entry-us

National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC)
The NIJC offers a webinar on "Know Your Rights Amid Harsher Immigration Enforcement" at https://www.immigrantjustice.org/know-your-rights/know-your-rights-amid-harsher-immigration-enforcement-webinar

What To Do When Encountering Law Enforcement at Airports and Other Ports of Entry into the U.S. This page tells you about your basic rights. It is not a substitute for legal advice. You should contact an attorney if you have been arrested or believe that your rights have been violated.REMEMBER: It is illegal for law enforcement officers to perform any stops, searches, detentions, or removals b...

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