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5/14 in Falls Church, VA: What to do when the government comes knocking at your door.

May 11, 2010

via Edgar Aranda-Yanoc of the Legal Aid Justice Center:

Train the Trainer:

What to do when the government comes knocking at your door.

Presented by:

  • Census Complete Count Committee of Arlington and Fairfax Counties
  • Hogar Immigrant Services of Catholic Charities
  • Legal Aid Justice Center – Immigrant Advocacy Program
  • Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (CAIR)
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia (ACLU)

WHO:  Community organizers, staff of civil and immigrant rights organizations, clergy, teachers, advocates and anyone who works with the immigrant community.

WHAT:  The Train the Trainer workshop will cover the rights of the immigrant community when questioned by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and how that is different from questions from Census workers who will visit the homes of those who did not return the Census Questionnaire. Training materials will include a “Know Your Rights” handout, a presentation about the Census home visits that began May 1st, and a question and answer session.

WHEN: Friday, May 14, 2010 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Registration begins at 9.45 a.m.)

RSVP with Katie Mathews at Katie (at) or call 703-534-9805 x 243.

WHERECulmore United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall 5901 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22041

WHY: The goal of this training is to provide up-to-date information to those who work with the immigrant community on how to recognize and prepare for interactions with ICE officials and Census workers and to understand the differences. It is important that service providers be informed on these issues as they are in a unique position to provide advice to clients and community members. Educating the community about the role of ICE officials and Census workers will directly reduce the fear that ensues when a government official knocks at the door.

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