Mission statement: The Immigration Issues Committee of Herndon-Reston Indivisible seeks the establishment of just and informed immigration policies and their just and humane enforcement, to protect and support immigrants and vulnerable communities, and to inform the broader community by sharing the stories of immigrants and the contributions they make to our community and country and dispelling myths about immigrants and immigration.


Actions: We consider issues and advocate for policies in keeping with our mission statement at the federal, state, and local levels, including Fairfax County and Town of Herndon. Our committee also partners with other organizations and participates in projects and events to welcome and support immigrants in our community. [Check back or attend our meetings to learn about new and additional calls to action.]

    1. Information for contacting government officials
    2. Welcome Blanket project
    3. American Odyssey: True tales about hospitality, homecomings & plunging into uncharted waters
      true stories by and about DC’s diverse refugee population
      8/10/17, 7 PM, Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC
    4. Special Election, Fairfax County School Board at-large seat
      8/29/17, 6 AM-7 PM, find your polling place
    5. 3rd Annual Celebrating our Global Community Dinner
      9/22/17, Centreville Immigration Forum

Upcoming meetings: We welcome you to join us at our committee meetings on July 11 and July 25. Both meetings are at 6:30 PM; please contact the committee coordinator to request the meeting location.


Contact: For additional information, please contact hriimmigration@outlook.com or 571-354-0673.


Resources for learning more about:
Fairfax County policies
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/2017/immigrants.htm

ICE detainer requests
https://www.ilrc.org/legal-analysis-ice-warrants
Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6/4/17
Los Angeles Times, 5/26/17

The process to become a lawful permanent resident
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/going-back-line-primer-lines-visa-categories-and-wait-times

Refugee resettlement in the US
http://www.unhcr.org/en-us/us-refugee-resettlement-facts.html
Business Insider, 3/6/17

Indivisible
Herndon-Reston Indivisible
The Indivisible Project
https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resources/immigration/

Your rights
https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights
https://www.immdefense.org/ice-home-and-community-arrests/
https://unitedwedream.org/thank-deportation-defense-card-handy-phone/
http://www.nilc.org/get-involved/community-education-resources/know-your-rights/