Not just allies...
"For social justice advocates who use the term accomplice, they often see the site of focus as the main difference between the work of an ally and that of an accomplice. An ally will mostly engage in activism by standing with an individual or group in a marginalized community. An accomplice will focus more on dismantling the structures that oppress that individual or group—and such work will be directed by the stakeholders in the marginalized group. Simply, ally work focuses on individuals, and accomplice work focuses on the structures of decision-making agency."
-- "Ally or Accomplice? The Language of Activism," by Colleen Clemens, Learning for Justice, 2017
Which systems intersect and how can we be responsible accomplices?
Our Immigration System is Broken
"How the U.S. Immigration System Works," American Immigration Council, Oct. 2019
"How America's Immigration System Failed and Why We Need to Fix It," U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Sept. 2016
"America's Asylum System is Profoundly Broken," The Atlantc, July 2019.
"America's Immigration System was Already Broken. Trump Made a Weapon Out of Its Shards," Mother Jones, Oct. 2020.
Recent Policy Briefs by the American Immigration Lawyers Association
"Legal Immigration," Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Sept. 2019 (caution: language)
Immigrant Justice is Racial Justice
is social justice
From the first "official" U.S. immigration law, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, racial inequities have been embedded in U.S. immigration policy. Learn more:
Multiple articles and resources from Racial Equity Tools
"Bringing Racial Justice to Immigration Law," Kevin Johnson,115 Northwestern University Law Review, Jan. 2021.
"Being Black and Immigrant in America," John Neal, Center for Migration Studies, Aug. 2020.
"We Can't Talk About Immigration Without Acknowledging Black Immigrants," Kovie Biakolo, Yes Magazine, July 2020.
NPR's Stories on Surge in Violence of Anti-Asian Attacks, March 2021.
"Why the Rise in Anti-Asian Violence is a Call to Confront America's Legacy of Racism," Darren Walker, Ford Foundation, March 2021.
Immigrant Rights are Women's Rights
and LGBTQ* rights
"Immigrant Women and Girls in the United States," American Immigration Council, Sept. 2020.
"The Impact of Immigrant Women on America's Labor Force," American Immigration Council, March 2017.
"Gender Bias and Immigration Policy," Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund, Legal Momentum.
"Why women have become targets in the immigration fight," Sonia Gomez, The Washington Post, March 2019.
Immigration Equality - the nation's leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization.
Lambda Legal - Immigrant Rights, Know Your Rights
Lambda Legal - Resources and Support for Transgender Immigrants
United We Dream's LGBTQ Justice Project
Climate Change & Migration
which comes first?
"Impacts of Climate Change as Drivers of Migration," Alex de Sherbinin, Migration Policy Institute, Oct. 2020.
"Climate Change is Altering Migration Patterns Regionally and Globally," Jayla Lundstrom, Center for American Progress, Dec. 2019.
"Climate Justice and Migrants Rights," National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, collection.
"Criminalization of Climate Migrants," Berkeley Law, Oct. 2020.
"U.S. Correcting Course on Refugees, Climate Migrants," Bill Frelick, Human Rights Watch, Feb. 2021.
"Human rights, climate change, and migration," United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner.
How are you working to be an accomplice?