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We are raising our voices to demand fairness, dignity, and due process rights for immigrants in the United States. Join us!

Current CAIR Coalition Campaigns

#BringKenaultHome

Kenault Lawrence, husband to an American wife and father of a 4-year-old American son, was deported to Jamaica in 2013 on the basis of non-violent marijuana-related criminal convictions. CAIR Coalition represents Kenault in a motion to reopen his immigration proceedings so he can return to the United States to be with his family. ICE has vigorously opposed Kenault’s efforts to come back to his family

While we fight his legal case, a tremendous coalition of organizations is rallying together to urge ICE to bring Kenault home, including the Drug Policy Alliance, the National Day Laborer Organizing NetworkHuman Rights Watch, the Immigrant Defense Project, and Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC).

Sign the petition urging ICE to bring Kenault home!

Read more about Kenault’s story in this profile by Salon.

Campaigns We Are Supporting

Diapers in Detention

Family detention is the incarceration of asylum-seeking mothers and children, mostly from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. There are three such facilities in the United States, in Berks County, Pennsylvania; Karnes City and Dilley, Texas. These “baby jails” feature prison-like portable units equipped with multiple bunk beds, heavy iron doors, and are surrounded by fencing. Along with our partners at Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), we want to end family detention to ensure that families are still kept together. To let ICE know what people think about family detention, CLINIC has arranged ways for people like you to participate across the country. Whether you want to help us arrange a “baby shower” at each ICE field office or send an ironic congratulations card to the Director of ICE, we have a way for you to stand up for these children

#Fix96

This year marks 20 years since the enactment of sweeping, draconian immigration laws that have led to the separation of countless families and unjustly criminalized immigrant communities in the United States. Join the growing number of voices urging candidates for the presidency to take a stand now to Fix 96! 

End 287(g)!

287(g) is a program that allows local police to enforce federal immigration laws. It breeds racial profiling, abuse, and mistrust between local communities and their police forces. When local police officers act as immigration agents, members of immigrant communities are often afraid to report crime or serve as witnesses in ongoing investigations. Despite the program’s troubled history, the Department of Homeland Security is currently undergoing a process to review all 32 existing 287(g) contracts and to consider adding six more.

Sign here to urge the Department of Homeland Security to end this harmful program!

Justice for Francisco!

Francisco, a refugee from El Salvador and a leader in the immigrant and labor rights movement, is facing federal criminal prosecution for “unlawful reentry,” a charge stemming from his decision to flee horrific violence in El Salvador to return to the United States after being deported more than fifteen years ago. Francisco is seeking sanctuary in the United States, afraid to return to El Salvador where his teenage son Moises was brutally and senselessly murdered.

Sign the petition urging the Department of Justice to drop the charges against Francisco so he can remain safely in the United States and mourn the loss of his son with his family.  

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