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Bring Deportation 101 to Your Community!

July 27, 2011

Detention Watch Network, Families for Freedom, Immigrant Defense Project, and National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild are looking to collaborate with a local community-based organization with broad relationships in their community to co-sponsor a Deportation 101 training in Fall/Winter 2011.

Deportation 101 provides participants with a thorough knowledge of how the U.S. deportation and detention system works and specific strategies for navigating the system and preventing deportation. The training also provides organizing strategies to stop the deportation of individual families, and build from the stories of those directly affected by deportation and detention to demand larger policy solutions.

If you’re interested in working with us to bring the training to your community, please send an email to Silky Shah at by Friday, August 5, 2011 with your answers to the following questions. Please note that your responses can be informal and there is no suggested length.

1. What is your interest in bringing the Deportation 101 training to your community? What kinds of immigration enforcement issues are you seeing in your community? How do you see Deportation 101 as helpful to your work?

2. How familiar would you say you and your organization are with deportation and criminal-immigration issues?

3. Local partners for Deportation 101 assume responsibilities for both outreach and logistics (e.g., securing space, providing food, setting up equipment, printing materials). There is a $2,500 stipend for the local partner to support logistical costs. What capacity do you have to engage in these activities?

4. We also encourage local partners to work with us along the way to shape parts of the training and to lead relevant discussions. Please describe your interest and ability to work with us on the substantive parts of the training.

5. What special requests, if any, do you have for what the Deportation 101 training should cover or emphasize?

6. Has your organization previously applied to do a Deportation 101 training?

7. Are you or your organization currently a Detention Watch Network (DWN) or National Lawyers Guild (NLG) member?

DWN: Yes or No

NLG: Yes or No

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