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Rally to Protect Immigrant Children

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WHAT: Are you outraged at the recent reports of abuses and deaths of immigrant children detained in President Trump’s camps and looking for a way to fight back?  Come join us at our Rally to Protect Immigrant Children where we will demand that this administration provide safe and sanitary housing and care for all immigrants detained by DHS, respect the Flores Decree, and stop the devastating family separations.  Come out and make your voice heard in defense of immigrants’ rights.  These children need all of us to act.  We must not remain silent.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 2nd from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004 (Outside U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
For more information, please contact

Organized by: Centreville Immigration Forum (CIF), International Mayan League, Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC), and Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO).

Know Your Rights Training in Case of ICE Raids

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Know Your Rights Training in Case of ICE Raids for Service Providers

WHAT: The Legal Aid Justice Center is organizing a “Know your Rights” presentation for service providers in Northern Virginia in response to a recent announcement of large-scale ICE raids in the DMV region. Although President Trump cancelled the raids hours before they were set to begin, we don’t know if it is a permanent cancellation. He has suggested in media interviews that he will reinstitute them in two weeks if Congress is unable to agree on a deal to handle the humanitarian crisis at the border.

The uncertainty created by these announcements has resulted in widespread fear among the immigrant communities that we serve. We are working to ensure that our community members and neighbors know their rights when interacting with law enforcement/ICE agents in order to combat their fear and help them ensure their rights are respected. We hope you will be able to attend this upcoming training so that you can assist us with this effort. 

We will be updating attendees on the proposed public charge rule change and the and Dream and Promise Act as well.

WHEN: Thursday, June 27th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

WHERE: 2110 Washington Blvd. 2nd FL Arlington, VA 22204 (Syphax Education Center)

REGISTRATION required: Please fill out this link:

For more information, please contact  

Organized by Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program in collaboration with VACOLAO 

Show up for DREAMers

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Activism!  Moon-bounce!  Face Painting!  Food!  Music!   Advocacy!

Come Celebrate the Diversity and Cohesiveness of our Community.
October 21, 2017 from 2-5pm
Glencarlyn Park, Picnic Shelter 2
Arlington, Virginia 

Please join LAJC for an afternoon of fun and community building.  Learn about the community action and legislative advocacy steps you can take to support immigrants. Hear about the legal actions LAJC is taking to protect our immigrant communities.  Enjoy food, music, games, and a day in the park with LAJC staff, volunteers, supporters, community members, and well-wishers. 

This is a free, all ages event but for planning purposes please Register Here.

Protest, Police, and Your Rights

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Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
201 E. Market Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

Monday August 7

201 E. Market Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

Are you thinking of speaking out against racism on August 12?
Want to know your rights with police on the street? 
Do you have questions about legal protesting? 

Join speakers from the Black Movement Law Project and Legal Aid Justice Center for a presentation and discussion about protest, the police, and your rights. The speakers will also be available for questions afterwards.

Spanish interpretation available
For childcare requests or general questions contact

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