How to help your loved one in Suffolk Detention Center (pdf)

This short guide helps you to navigate the Suffolk County system to help your loved one and includes information on how to Find your loved one, How to add money to commissary account, How to create a telephone account, How to visit (Attorney visits, Consular visits, Clergy visits, Spiritual support visits), How to write letters

How to help your loved one in Suffolk Detention Center (Google doc, Portugese)

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Stop Julio's Deportation!

Julio Ramirez is a beloved and hardworking business owner, student,  and dear friend who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on October 15, 2018. He is currently in detention at the Suffolk County ICE Detention Center (South Bay). Julio is originally from Guatemala but Massachusetts is his home. He has been living and contributing to Massachusetts for 14 years and is a law abiding member of our community.

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Free Siham

Siham Byah—beloved community member, activist, and single mother—was detained by ICE for two months and subsequently deported back to her birth country of Morocco at the end of 2017 and her son remains in DCF custody in Massachusetts  We stand in solidarity with her friends and acquaintances from Justice4Siham, FaceBook to reunite her with her son.

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New Bedford Coalition to Save our Schools

Two charter schools in New Bedford are seeking to grow by almost 1,300 seats. Currently the New Bedford Public Schools are already underfunded by $40.3 million annually, but the proposal could drain as much as $30 million more. These charter schools are not required to meet the needs of every student, and many are returned back to the public schools.

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The Springfield “Welcoming Community Trust Ordinance”

The Springfield “Welcoming Community Trust Ordinance” is an Ordinance that was introduced and voted on at Monday’s council meeting.  Passed by city council, it prevents city officials from working with ICE, and provides officers the discretion to allow residents who are pulled over for driving without a license to have a friend or family member pick up the vehicle instead of sending it to impound.

Press: https://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/11/springfield_council_approves_w.html

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Fair Scheduling Legislation

Unpredictable scheduling is on the rise across the country as the part-time and around-the-clock labor force expands, and there is a growing movement to give employees, most of them low-wage, more control over when they work.

Jobs with Justice is working with Coalition partners to introduce, lobby for and pass Fair Scheduling reform in the Massachusetts State legislature.

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