In 2016, GLAHR launched “ICE FREE ZONE,” a campaign to create a culture of resistance in local communities to respond to ICE presence in our homes and neighborhoods.
Throughout the years, GLAHR has been informing the community about their constitutional rights and educated communities on the new tactics and technology utilized by ICE and the local police.
ICE Free Zone takes such efforts further by training members of a community to create local response plans to best protect each other. GLAHR offers different training, workshops, and technical support, to increase community leadership.
Since we’ve started, we have distributed approximately 30,000 flyers through hand-to-hand, visiting and by placing posters in dozens of businesses frequented by the Latino community. We spread our efforts across the state of Georgia, in communities as far as Savannah and Tifton, through collaboration with members and organizations from the areas.
- Instruct and empower the Latino Community by informing about our constitutional rights to know how to protect yourself and how to protect your family, your home, and your neighborhood;
- Provide printed materials to broadcast inside and outside our homes as well as in businesses and immigrant-friendly locations;
- Provide a helpline to report ICE activities and information to the community regarding court processes and immigration proceedings;
- Respond to communities’ concerns and the needs in their specific neighborhoods so that it is the community itself creates its own resolutions and action plans;
- Organize and mobilize community members to move the state of Georgia into an “ICE Free Zone.”