Please share with community members who may not have access to information in Spanish.
ICE under pressure to release detainees threatened by coronavirus – The Hill, April 1, 2020
‘Any day the sickness will arrive.’ ICE detainees in Tacoma brace for coronavirus – KUOW / NPR – April 1, 2020
Courts’ Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis – Brennan Center for Justice, March 30, 2020
We Are Like Sitting Ducks – The Atlantic, March 28, 2020
ICE Is Ignoring Recommendations to Release Immigrant Detainees to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus – Mother Jones, March 20, 2020
13 changes to the US immigration system during the coronavirus pandemic – CNN, March 20, 2020
What coronavirus means for tens of thousands of people in ICE custody – CNN, March 19, 2020
‘Recipe For Disaster:’ The Spread Of Coronavirus Among Detained Populations – MSNBC, March 18, 2020
Groups ask court to order ICE to release sick, elderly immigrants at risk of coronavirus – CBS News, March 16, 2020
Press Release: One Year Anniversary of ICE Air Flights to Yakima – May 5, 2020
Once a week for over a year, ICE transfers detainees to/from border towns through the Yakima airport.
Learn more about the ICE Flights through Yakima.
Raid Response Verifiers and Accompaniment Training in Yakima Valley
We are planning several upcoming Trainings in Yakima and the Lower Valley in the coming months. If you want to attend, please contact us.
Support our Immigrant Communities through:
If you have a group that would be willing to make masks to donate to farmworkers in the Yakima Valley, please contact us!
These masks will be given direct to people working in fields and orchards by YIRN volunteers.
Our Essential Workers Need the Community’s Support!
Please share this Spanish translation of Social Distancing Advice with community members who may not have access to Covid-19 Messaging in Spanish.
We can all do our part to protect our essential workers in the Yakima Valley!
If you see activities that might be an ICE raid, call the WAISN hotline number to report!
Use this Hotline to report Active ICE Raids and suspected immigration detention activity in Washington State.
The WAISN hotline is staffed by volunteers between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm.