These partner organizations work on issues related to immigration detention in the U.S.:
- ACLU of Georgia: acluga.org
- Alterna: alternacommunity.com
- Freedom for Immigrants: https://www.freedomforimmigrants.org/
- GA Detention Watch: https://gadetentionwatch.wordpress.com/
- Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR): GLAHR.org
If you’d like to learn more about immigration detention, here are a few articles and other resources:
- IMPRISONED JUSTICE: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers May 2017, Report by Project South and Penn State Law Center for Immigrant’s Rights Clinic
- Welcome to Stewart Detention Center, the Black Hole of America’s Immigration System, Vice article
- Detention Watch Network’s Fact Sheet on Immigration Detention
- Cashing in on a crackdown: Georgia’s thriving private prison industry will get a boost from new immigration law Creative Loafing article
- Immigrants face long detention, few rights
- Collateral Damage: An Examination of ICE’s Fugitive Operations Program
- Punishment and Profits: Immigration Detention
- Films: “Locked in a Box” (email us to access to the documentary) and 13TH a Netflix Documentary.
- Our former Chair, Marie Marquardt, wrote a book about Latino immigration to the Southeast called Living “Illegal.” The book does a great job exploring immigration issues through the stories of people directly affected by immigration. Marie also is a novelist. Her last book is called The Radius of US. Her first novel is called Dream Things True.
“Travelers Together” Immigration Education & Dialogue Sessions
Some of our folks facilitate immigration education and dialogue sessions that can be tailored for any organization. Our “Travelers Together” ministry educates U.S.-born / English-speaking people about immigration and introduces “recent” immigrants in their communities through dialogue sessions.
We typically conduct two 2-2.5 hour sessions, but we can adapt the sessions based on the audience and need. The first session includes an overview of how the U.S. immigration system works, common immigration myths and concerns, and a description of what immigration reform could look like. The second session is about bringing the U.S.-born together in small groups with recent immigrants to engage in guided dialogue about immigration.
For more information, contact P.J. Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org.