RAPID RESPONSE NETWORKS (RRN)



•  Babylon
•  Brookhaven
•  Freeport-Hempstead
•  Hampton Bays
•  Huntington
•  Long Beach
•  Port Washington
•  Riverhead

United in solidarity with immigrants, Rapid Response Networks (RRN) works in Long Island neighborhoods -- in partnership with Jobs-with-Justice Long Island -- to help prevent unjust detention and deportation of immigrants.

We do this by:
-- Sharing information with immigrants on their rights
-- Promoting a 24/7 immigrant hotline and providing witness at ICE presence
-- Accompanying immigrants to court appearances
-- Providing referrals to sanctuary spaces for immigrants
-- Providing referrals to immigrants for other services
-- Collaborating with other immigrant support groups



Table of Contents   (Cliick link for more info)
•  Know Your Rights
•  24/7 Immigrant Hotline
•  Court Accompaniment
•  Sanctuary
•  Solidarity Fund
•  Education Equity Program
•  Traffic Stops
•  Collaborations
•  News and Events
•  Resources






Know Your Rights   (Cliick link for more info)
•  What to Do If You Are Stopped by Police
•  What to Do If You are Stopped by Police In School
•  What to Do If You are Suspended from School
•  You Have a Right to an Attorney If You are Arrested
•  What to Do If You are Stopped by an Immigration Officer
•  What to Do When Interacting With ICE:
•  Know Your Rights With ICE
•  When ICE is at Your Door
•  When ICE is Inside Your Home
•  When ICE is on Our Streets
•  When ICE Arrests Us

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24/7 Immigrant Hotline
Rapid Response Networks are united in solidarity with immigrants. Those in need of assistance and information
who are fearing arrest, detention or deportation should
call the 24/7 immigrant hotline at 516-387-2043.
Click here to see the hotline flyer

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Court Accompaniment
Accompaniment is first and foremost an act of love and solidarity. It is a strategy through which individuals (Witnesses) provide physical and moral support to immigrant Friends appearing in court and fearing the possibility of deportation. Through accompaniment, Witnesses provide their presence not only to create a safer space for immigrant Friends, but also as a security measure to deter deportation. In the event that we are unable to prevent deportation, the witnessing and reporting done by accompaniers serves to alert our Friends’ family and the community at large. As a Witness, your presence alone is making a statement to court judges and the Department of Homeland Security that you will hold them accountable for any injustice committed against an immigrant Friend.

Click here to read more >>

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Sanctuary
Sanctuary is one of the most ancient traditions that we have as a people of faith. The ancient Hebrew people allowed temples and even whole cities to declare themselves places of refuge for persons accused of a crime, a practice that allowed those wrongfully accused or facing unjust punishment to escape swift and harsh retribution until the matter could be resolved. In the late Roman Empire, fugitives could find refuge in Christian churches. Later during the medieval period, churches in Europe were recognized as legal sanctuaries, offering a safe haven for a temporary period to accused wrong doers.

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NYCLU Education Equity Program
The New York Civil Liberties Union –- Suffolk County Chapter is excited to announce the launch of our new Pathways to Education Equity Mentoring Program (PEEMP). This program is designed to support parents in building collaborative relationships with their local school districts as they navigate the educational system.

Click here to Read More >>

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Traffic Stops
Traffic stops are being used by police to feed the immigrant deportation pipeline. Minor infractions to avoid are:
  • Broken Tail Light on Car
  • Broken Mirror on Car
  • Air Freshener Hanging in Car
  • Rosary Beads Hanging in Car
  • Bumper & Window Stickers on Car
  • Not Showing Foreign Drivers License
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Solidarity Fund
The DREAM Solidarity Fund is a community raised initiative that seeks to provide financial assistance for the families of workers facing deportation. Long Island is a very expensive place to live and one person’s deportation/detainment can have devastating impacts on a family unit’s ability to afford housing, food, childcare, or medical treatment. 100% of all money raised will go to to families with detained breadwinners or workers. Please consider donating. No amount is too small!

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Collaborations
Rapid Response Networks (RRN) collaborate with the following oganizations:

•  Jobs-with-Justice LI
•  Housing Help Inc
•  LIISA
•  LI Network for Change
•  St Hugh of Lincoln Church
•  UU Fellowship of Huntington
•  LIICAH
•  Sepa Mujer
•  Episcopal Diocese of LI
•  LI Catholic Charities
•  New Sanctuary Coalition
•  NY Civil Liberties Union

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News and Events   (Cliick link for more info)
Nov 14, 2018 The Hill: 2020 politics make an immigration deal unlikely in lame-duck
Nov 14, 2018 Newsday: Court rules police can't arrest people on behalf of ICE.
Nov 13, 2018 Newsday: LI Immigrant detained by ICE after stop for broken headlight
Nov 4, 2018 Newsday: Despite progress, SCPD and Hispanics struggle with trust
Oct 30, 2018 Legal Clinic by Suffolk Citizenship Project
Oct 25, 2018 Public Comment: USDOJ-SCPD Agreement
Oct 24, 2018 JwJ Accompaniment Trauma Training
Oct 18, 2018 DOJ report: Suffolk makes policing improvements, work must continue
Oct 17, 2018 Conservatives fear Trump will cut an immigration deal
Oct 16, 2018 Documentary Film "The Gang Crackdown" Shown at Cinema Arts Centre     (to view film, click The Gang Crackdown)
Sept 28, 2018 NYLAG Offers Free Legal Service in Huntington Station
Sept 18, 2018 Protesters rally at Zeldin ‘campaign stunt’ on immigration at SCCC
Aug 31, 2018 Long Island Nonprofits Mobilize To Help Immigrants Become Citizens
Aug 23, 2018 NYCLU Announces Launch of Education Equity Program
Aug 1, 2018 Undocumented immigrants learn to ‘Know Your Rights' at SCCC
July 28, 2018 200 Rally in Huntington Against Family Separation at Border
July 12, 2018 Top Suffolk cops distancing from federal immigration enforcement
Jun 30, 2018 Long Islanders Rally to Keep Families Together       (photo album of rally)
Jun 14, 2018 Long Islanders Rally Against Splitting Up Families
May 16, 2018 NYIC Report: Authorities Unfairly Target Immigrants in MS13 Efforts
Apr 27, 2018 Sanctuaries Don’t Bring Crime; They Build Immigrants’ Trust With Police
Apr 26, 2018 Gov Cuomo Issues Cease & Desist Notice to ICE and Threatens Law Suit
Apr 16, 2018 Suozzi and King Speak on Immigration Reform at Plainview Town Hall
Apr 15, 2018 Event: What's Ahead for Federal Immigration Policies
Apr 10, 2018 NYCLU Sues SCPD for Records on Alleged Student Gang Members
Mar 19, 2018 Event: You Are Not Alone
Feb 13, 2018 Documentary: Crackdown on MS-13 Sweeps Up Immigrant Teens
Jan 30, 2018 Former Gang Members Advise How to Combat MS-13
Jan 1, 2018 Teens Trapped Between a Gang and the Law

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Resources   (Cliick link for more info)
•  Long Island Jobs With Justice
•  NY Civil Liberties Union (Suffolk County)
•  Long Island Wins
•  NY Legal Assistance Group
•  NYS Office for New Americans
•  Central American Refugee Center

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