Posted on May 2, 2019
5 Twitter Accounts Fighting Trump’s Anti-immigrant Agenda
Follow these five groups standing up for immigrant rights and saying no to Trump’s racism.
No child should be ripped from their parents arms. Yet Donald Trump and the vile racists who are implementing his dangerous immigration agenda continue to separate families at the border and do everything they can to instill fear in immigrant communities.
That’s why CREDO and our allies are fighting back and keeping up the pressure on the Trump administration. Here are five of our allies who will keep you informed and ready to take action. They’re each part of the movement fighting to reunite families and hold the xenophobes who tore them apart accountable.
Families Belong Together (@fams2gether)
Families Belong Together is a coalition of nearly 250 progressive activist organizations who have raised millions of dollars to help immigrant families. They organized last year’s “Families Belong Together” protest in over 700 cities and towns across the country.
Led by groups including the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the Women’s Refugee Commission, MomsRising, United We Dream, People’s Action, the ACLU, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and CREDO and others, the coalition works together to permanently end family separation, reunite immigrant families, and hold the government and its corporate enablers accountable for hurting them.
Mijente is a national hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing. Mijente members are leaders of movements for justice and self-determination for all people.
Along with fighting to free families that ICE separated and jailed, Mijente is also leading the charge to expose and hold accountable tech companies like Amazon, which are working with ICE to deport immigrants.
After CREDO members voted to donate $21,690 to Mijente, the organization said, “With your support, Mijente will work tirelessly to stop Trump’s agenda and build an alternative that offers us a better way forward through intersectional movements for racial justice, grassroots power, and organizing.”
Movimiento Cosecha (@CosechaMovement)
Coescha is a nonviolent immigrant-led organization whose mission is to fight for permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the 22 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Cosecha is on the front lines providing direct support to immigrant families at the border and in communities across the country.
Cosecha organizers joined members of the Central American migrant caravan for a week-long hunger strike and recorded and helped expose Border Patrol’s tear gas attacks on families crossing the border. It just launched a nationwide campaign to expand protections for immigrants by demanding that states make driver’s licenses available to all, regardless of immigration status.
CREDO members have voted to donate to the organization.
UndocuBlack Network (@UndocuBlack)
UndocuBlack Network is a multigenerational network of formerly and currently undocumented Black immigrants. UBN works toward creating an inclusive immigrant rights and racial justice movement that fights for the rights of Black undocumented individuals and provides healing spaces for its community.
UBN fights to keep families together by working to block the Trump administration’s attempts to deport Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforcement Departure holders. Many people with TPS and DED immigrated to the United States from African and Carribean countries decades ago, bought houses, grew their families and became an important part of their communities. UndocuBlack, in partnership with United We Dream, is also leading the effort to win permanent protection for Dreamers and people with TPS and DED.
United We Dream (@UNITEDWEDREAM)
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led community in the United States. It provides welcoming spaces for immigrant young people and help develop their leadership and organizing skills.
United We Dream leads campaigns at the local, state and federal levels to win protections for immigrants and block racist policies. As leaders in the #DefundHate coalition, United We Dream, CREDO, and many other immigrant rights and progressive organizations are fighting for Congress to cut funding for Trump’s deportation force and agenda. United We Dream, in partnership with UndocuBlack, is also leading the effort to win permanent protection for Dreamers and people with TPS and DED.
CREDO members have voted to donate more than $120,000 to United We Dream Action.