Who is deserving of entry into the United States, and becoming a citizen? Nick Espitia, PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan, and Catalina Rios, MSW candidate at the University of Michigan, discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and the larger immigration debate in the United States.
Please visit the following organizations to stay informed on this issue:
Ask Angy: Youtube channel on the experience of being undocumented in the United States.
Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights: Our mission is to provide a culturally sensitive and supportive urgent response to raid detainees and their families, to educate the targeted and allied communities, to impact local governmental policies, to empower and protect immigrant community members, and to work toward humane national immigration reform that provides a pathway to citizenship for all undocumented workers and people.
One Michigan: We work towards providing resources to immigrant communities
through organizing, education, and empowerment. We answer to
and are driven by the needs of our community.
Michigan United: Michigan United is a statewide organization of community members and institutions fighting for the dignity and potential of every person. We are committed to a participatory democracy at every level, an economy that works for the many, and a society that dismantles racism while uplifting our common humanity. To ignite the power of our communities and shift the balance of power, we cultivate the leadership of those directly affected by injustice, and build popular institutions for the future.
Michigan Immigrant Rights Center: The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) is a legal resource center for Michigan’s immigrant communities. MIRC works to build a thriving Michigan where immigrant communities experience equity and belonging.
Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates: Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates is a 501c3 nonprofit immigration law office and advocacy center providing high-quality, low-cost legal services.
United We Dream: At United We Dream, we transform that fear into finding your voice. We empower people to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop our own campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people.
Undocumedia: Instagram feed featuring the lived experiences of undocumented individuals
Culture Strike: CultureStrike empowers artists to dream big, disrupt the status quo, and envision a truly just world rooted in shared humanity. As risk-takers with the creative audacity to think beyond today’s boxes, artists play a powerful role in inciting conversations, inventing new ways of thinking, and redefining the limits of what’s possible. That’s why we believe cultural work is key to creating systemic change.
Rustbelt Abolition Radio: Rustbelt Abolition Radio is an abolitionist media and movement-building project based in Detroit, MI. Each episode broadcasts the voices of those impacted by incarceration and explores ongoing work in the movement to abolish the carceral state (that is, prisons, police, courts as well as racial domination and capitalist exploitation).