Eyes on ICE – Information on documenting encounters with immigration agents

Para leer información sobre este seminario web, hacer click aquí | Part 1: Know Your Rights & Practical Tips for Filming ICE  

Part 2 of EYES ON ICE: Community approaches to documenting and organizing around encounters with immigration agents

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As Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) expands the deportation system, communities and grassroots groups are continuing to fight back, challenge mainstream narratives, and document abuses. In Part 2 of our series, we will hear from organizers about their approaches to documenting, challenges, and vision for a way forward.

During the presentation, we will give a basic recap of your right to film ICE and learn from:
  • Make the Road NY uses a model of multi-issue, multi-generational organizing to build the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.  Yaritza Mendez will talk about how their organizers have set up systems to respond to panic amongst members about ICE, verify raids reports, and document actual raids.
  • NDLON works to develop leadership, mobilize, and organize day laborers in order to protect and expand their civil, labor and human rights.  David Abud will talk about a case in which cell phone video of an ICE raid went viral and reflections on the power and perils of raids videos.
  • Equality for Flatbush (E4F) is a people of color-led, multi-national grassroots organization that does anti-police repression, affordable housing and anti-gentrification organizing in Flatbush, East Flatbush and Brooklyn-wide. Imani Henry will talk about the importance of rapid response networks being responsive to and documenting the various government enforcement systems — including ICE — that police, impact and displace immigrants.
  • Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) educates and engages African American and black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social and economic justice.  Ben Ndugga-Kabuye will speak about a statewide campaign that reflects a holistic approach to immigrants’ rights work — particularly how the criminal legal and immigration systems intersect.
Also, we are happy to announce that we will have live simultaneous Spanish audio translation of the webinar, thanks to Caracol Interpreters Cooperative (dial-in number coming soon).  Register for #EyesOnICE here!

Unete a WITNESS e Immigrant Defense Project para nuestro próximo seminario web gratuito:

Parte 2 de EYES ON ICE: Enfoques comunitarios para documentar y organizar alrededor de encuentros con agentes de inmigración

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Mientras ICE ayuda a crecer el sistema de deportación, comunidades y organizaciones de base siguen en pie de lucha, retando a las narrativas dominantes y documentando abusos. Unete a nosotros para un taller especial sobre los derechos básicos en cuanto a filmar/grabar a agentes de ICE y aprende sobre:
  • Se Hace Camino Nueva York (Make the Road NY – MRNY) presentando sobre como sus organizadores han construido sistemas para responder al miedo entre sus miembros, verificar reportes de redadas, y documentar redadas verdaderas.
  • NDLON sobre un caso en el cual se hizo “viral” un video de una redada de ICE grabada usando un celular, y reflecciones sobre el poder y los problemas de videos de redadas.
  • Igualdad para Flatbush (Equality for Flatbush – E4F) sobre la importancia para redes de respuesta rápida de tomar en cuenta a los diferentes sistemas/cuerpos policiales, incluso ICE, que patrullan, impactan, y desplazan a inmigrantes.
  • Alianza Negra por Inmigración Justa (Black Alliance for Just Immigration – BAJI) sobre una campaña estatal basada en un model holístico de lucha – especialmente tomando en cuenta las conecciones de los sistemas criminal y migratorio.  

Este taller o “webinar” será traducido en español, gracias a la Cooperativa de Intérpretes Caracol. (número de llamada en español disponible al registrarse). Si tienes preguntas, favor de escribir a Michelle Parris: michelle[arroba]immdefense[punto]org.


Part 1 of Eyes on ICE: Know Your Rights and Practical Tips for Filming ICE

On June 13th, 2017, Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) and WITNESS co-hosted the webinar EYES ON ICE: Know Your Rights & Practical Tips for Filming Immigration Agents. We discussed the power and perils of filming Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and how to safely, ethically and effectively document encounters with immigration agents.

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IDP/WITNESS Webinar Know Your Rights & Practical Tips for Filming Immigration Agents
June 13, 2017, 3-4pm EDT

For years, ICE has surveilled and targeted immigrant communities at their homes, workplaces and in public spaces. During raids, ICE agents have used harmful tactics – like violence, intimidation and deception – often only seen by immediate witnesses. Filming ICE on a cell phone or other device can help expose illegal activity and rights abuses committed by ICE officers, deter violence, confirm reports and serve as evidence. However, if footage isn’t captured and/or shared safely and ethically, there can be unintended harm to both the person being filmed and the person filming.

This webinar covers:

  • What & how to document in case of an ICE raid
  • Your right to film ICE
  • Sharing ethically, including live-streaming
  • Digital security concerns

Resources on filming immigration agents:

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Parris at michelle[at]immdefense[dot]org.