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Raid Verification Observer Training

When the rumor of an ICE raid flies through the community, it’s important to have a trained observer check out the rumor to see if it’s true.

Because of this, YIRN has affiliated itself with the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network, to receive and act on calls to their Hotline about possible incidents in Yakima County.


Email YIRN at if you’d like to attend a future session, or if you’d like us to organize a training for your community group!

This training will provide interested community members an opportunity to:

  • learn more about the nature of ICE Actions
  • become part of a local Immigration Raid Rapid Response Team that helps verify reported, or rumored, raids in our Yakima Valley communities so that together we can share accurate information with the community and mobilize interpreters and assistance for family members.
  • learn how you can support the efforts of YIRN to support our immigrant communities


Past Verifier Trainings

YIRN has conducted training sessions for verifiers / observers in:

  • Yakima – July 26, 2017 – Seasons Performance Hall
  • Sunnyside – November 30, 2017 – co-sponsored with Nuestra Casa
  • Wapato – April 10, 2018 – co-sponsored with the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Washington State
  • Sunnyside – August 16, 2018 – co-sponsored with Nuestra Casa
  • Toppenish – November 15, 2018 – Heritage University co-sponsored with M.E.Ch.A.
  • Yakima – August 29, 2019 – Central Lutheran Church


Working Together .. for Our Community!

Our thanks to Central Lutheran Church for providing the wonderful venue for our August 2019 Training. Your support is much appreciated.


Our thanks to Mecha for co-sponsoring the Know Your Rights and Raid Verification/Observer Trainings at Heritage University in 2018!




Our thanks to Nuestra for co-sponsoring the Know Your Rights and Raid Verification/Observer Trainings in Sunnyside in 2018!

Our thanks to APIC for co-sponsoring the Raid Verification/Observer Training in Wapato in April 2018!