Protecting Idaho Immigrant Families
This workshop will educate Idaho individuals and organizations on the national, state and local status of immigration policy, its impact on the food security of our Idaho immigrant families, and concrete ways in which providers and advocates can be informed, helpful, and create safe places. Join the National Immigration Law Center, Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs, Catholic Charities of Idaho and Community Council of Idaho to learn about and discuss topics such as: review of federal legislation and implications, Idaho snapshot, and resources available.
2018 “Next Steps” and updates for Multicultural
1) Create cultural sensitivity materials and distribute to service providers
Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs has conducted community listening sessions/townhall meetings in Rupert and Burley and have sessions scheduled for Rexburg and Blackfoot.
The Idaho at a Glance-Hispanics-An Overview. This publication highlights that Hispanics are the largest minority population in Idaho and provides demographic information. https://www.uidaho.edu/-/media/UIdaho-Responsive/Files/presidents-office/direct-reports/mcclure-center/Idaho-at-a-Glance/idaho-at-a-glance-10-1-hispanics.pdf
2) Create a downloadable electronic safety sign and logo for safe locations
3) Create an Identification Coalition to provide ID cards to undocumented immigrants
Contact: Raquel Reyes, Community Council of Idaho, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie Vimo, National Immigration Law Center
Jackie Vimo is a scholar and policy analyst based in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. Jackie is currently a Policy Analyst for the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), a national organization that engages in policy analysis, litigation, education, and advocacy to defend and advance the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families. Jackie has been working for almost two decades on a broad range of public policy issues in California, New York, and Argentina, where her family is from and still lives. Prior to working at NILC, Jackie was the Director of Advocacy at the New York Immigration Coalition, a statewide umbrella organization for organizations working with immigrants in New York State. Jackie has taught in the Political Science departments of the City College of New York and the New School University and currently teaches graduate courses in immigration policy at Hunter College. Jackie is a Ph.D. candidate in Politics at the New School for Social Research who will shortly defend a dissertation on state-level immigrant rights movements in the United States since 1994.