Resources and Tools to Share
In Monterey and San Benito Counties, an estimated 35% of children are growing up in “mixed status” families¹ (where one or both parents/primary caregivers are citizens and others are not). Due to recent increases in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) activity, mixed status families in our community may be at increased risk of separation.
We know, based on research, the fear of losing a parent can negatively impact a child’s ability to grow, learn, and thrive.
Help us ensure that our community is well informed and know their rights!
Please read and share the resources below:
Everyone Has Rights, Regardless of Immigration Status
- The Truth Act – Know Your Rights card
- Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) Red Card (available in multiple languages)
- National Immigration Law Center (NILC) Know your Rights (available in multiple languages)
- California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA) Power Not Panic Infographic
If You or Someone You Know is Detained by ICE:
- Rapid Response Networks (across California)
- “One California” Immigration Services and Legal Representation
How to Help If You’re an Early Childhood Provider (from the Center for Law and Social Policy)
- Preparing for Immigration Raids: What Early Childhood Stakeholders Can Do
- A Guide to Creating “Safe Space” Policies for Early Childhood Programs
1 Migration Policy Institute (MPI) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data from the pooled 2012-16 American Community Survey (ACS) and the 2008 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), drawing on a methodology developed in consultation with James Bachmeier of Temple University and Jennifer Van Hook of The Pennsylvania State University, Population Research Institute.