Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights
News & Updates
At WICIR, our mission is to provide a culturally sensitive and supportive urgent response to raid detainees and their families, to educate the targeted and allied communities, to impact local governmental policies, to empower and protect immigrant community members, and to work toward humane national immigration reform that provides a pathway […]
WICIR sends out text alerts whenever ICE or CBP is seen on patrol in Washtenaw County. These text alerts are not included on the WICIR website; they are only shared via text and on the WICIR Facebook page. To sign up for text alerts, you must send WICIR a Facebook message […]
You may have seen on Facebook or elsewhere that the Michigan legislature was considering putting a yellow star on some immigrants’ driver’s licenses. According to this fact check from the Associated Press, that is not accurate current information. According to Susan Reed with the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, “immigrants ‘will see […]
“The drawback to the sanctuary city designation is that, unfortunately in many Rust Belt communities, it doesn’t take much for people to come out against immigrants,” says Maria Ibarra-Frayre, a leading member of WICIR. Read the full article here.