In a time when immigrants are especially threatened, ACT is working to provide support. We created a 24-hour Rapid Response Hotline to provide support to those who are targeted by ICE and to provide resource referrals. We have created a network of trained Legal Observers, and a network of sanctuary churches. We provide Know Your Rights trainings, accompaniment, and information to immigrants in our rapidly changing landscape. We advocate for increased access to health care and mental health care for undocumented immigrants through the Healthy Partners program in Sacramento County. We are working to improve relationships between immigrants and law enforcement by advocating better training of and understanding by law enforcement of the experience and needs of immigrant communities. We also worked to end the County Sheriff department’s contract with ICE to house undocumented detainees.
ACT works on Immigration issues in both Sacramento and Yolo counties. We work in partnership with our state and national organizations on immigration reform, and advocating against family separation, mass deportation, and the Muslim Ban.