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About Us

The Immigration Task Force has its roots in the first meeting of Indivisible Monterey County in February 2017. At this meeting, a group of County residents expressed concern over the growing anti-immigrant climate stemming from the last Presidential election.

They spoke of undocumented friends who were afraid to go to work and whose children refused to go to school because they were terrified that their family would be torn apart by deportation.

These individuals shared a strong desire to protect immigrant communities from the increasing threat of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids. That night, they formed a task force to explore what could be done to help.

Our Progress

In our First Hundred Days, we:

Created a Know Your Rights red card that provides local legal resources for Monterey County residents.

Set up the countywide Rapid Response Hotline for residents to call when ICE is active in the community. Their call triggers a message that mobilizes nearby Rapid Response volunteers to verify and document detentions or raids.

Printed and distributed 40,000 each of Know Your Rights and hotline cards through Latino and other grassroots organizations, churches, health clinics, unions, and non-profits serving immigrant communities.

Brought San Francisco-based trainers from MigraWatch and Pangea Legal Services to train over 100 Rapid Response volunteers in how to safely and peacefully monitor and document detention scenes.

Received training by the Monterey County Bar Association in family preparedness and pre-guardianship paperwork – helping immigrant families to prepare in the event of detention or deportation.

Our Progress

In our First Hundred Days, we:

Created a Know Your Rights red card that provides local legal resources for Monterey County residents.

Set up the countywide Rapid Response Hotline for residents to call when ICE is active in the community. Their call triggers a message that mobilizes nearby Rapid Response volunteers to verify and document detentions or raids.

Printed and distributed 40,000 each of Know Your Rights and hotline cards through Latino and other grassroots organizations, churches, health clinics, unions, and non-profits serving immigrant communities.

Brought San Francisco-based trainers from MigraWatch and Pangea Legal Services to train over 100 Rapid Response volunteers in how to safely and peacefully monitor and document detention scenes.

Received training by the Monterey County Bar Association in family preparedness and pre-guardianship paperwork – helping immigrant families to prepare in the event of detention or deportation.

Since those first days, we:

Funded, printed and distributed 20,000+ additional Know Your Rights and hotline cards.

Continue to sponsor and organize more Know Your Rights and Rapid Response trainings. There are now core teams of trained Responders active in almost every major city and town from Castroville to King City.

Set up a separate County-wide help line, (831) 233-2782, for people to request cards, get help with referrals, and calm fears regarding rumors of ICE activity.

Helped establish a thriving South County branch of the Immigration Task Force and a Rapid Response Network that serves communities from Gonzales to King City.

Our work will continue as long as there is a need to defend the rights of people who wish to migrate to our country. We invite you to join us.

Since those first days, we:

Funded, printed and distributed 20,000+ additional Know Your Rights and hotline cards.

Continue to sponsor and organize more Know Your Rights and Rapid Response trainings. There are now core teams of trained Responders active in almost every major city and town from Castroville to King City.

Set up a separate County-wide help line, (831) 233-2782, for people to request cards, get help with referrals, and calm fears regarding rumors of ICE activity.

Helped establish a thriving South County branch of the Immigration Task Force and a Rapid Response Network that serves communities from Gonzales to King City.

Our work will continue as long as there is a need to defend the rights of people who wish to migrate to our country. We invite you to join us.

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