The Idaho Community Action Network (ICAN) organizes for justice for all Idahoans, including Idaho’s immigrant communities, and many of ICAN’s members and leaders are immigrants.
ICAN believes that all Idahoans, including immigrant Idahoans, are entitled to safety and security. This includes access to food, health care, and education – and also the right to an identity, justice on the job, and freedom from harassment and government abuse. Current immigration policies, which deny legal status to millions and divide families, put real safety and security out of reach for too many of us.
For more information about Immigrant Rights, please contact Fernando Mejia-Ledesma at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-649-4944.
Dear Friends: We are days away from May 1! We super excited about this day! We will have lots of folks coming from all over the state to march with us for family unity!
In order to be prepared, we will have a volunteer meeting on Tuesday April 30th at 6pm at the ICAN office, which is located on 3450 West Hill Road, Boise. Please come to learn about logistics and ways that you can help make May 1 a success! We need between 50 to 75 volunteers to help us with peacekeeping, action tables, and the cleaning team!
If you have any questions, you can contact Fernando at email@example.com or 208-830-0313 or Nancy at 208-365-8676.
On Monday, June 25, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Arizona v. United States, a challenge to the constitutionality of Arizona’s controversial racial profiling law, SB 1070. This was a strong decision that, for the most part, rejected Arizona’s overreach in legislating state laws on immigration. By a 5-3 margin, the Supreme Court ruled that much of Arizona’s attempt to take federal law into its own hands is unconstitutional. The ruling largely affirms that this law not only violated our constitution, but our national values and interests as well. Continue reading →
On June 15, 2012, the Obama Administration announced that it would offer many DREAM Act-eligible youths protection from deportation. These youths, whether or not they are currently in deportation proceedings, will be able to apply for “deferred action,” which would temporarily shield them from deportation and enable to live and work legally in the US.