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Eyes on ICE: Documenting Abuses against Immigrant Communities
How to Document ICE
From 13-year-old Fatima Avelica-Gonzalez filming her father as he was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE) agents on her cell phone amidst her sobs, to the desperation, confusion, and fear heard in the recording of 10 Central American children separated from their families at the US-Mexican border, documentation has a crucial role in exposing immigration abuses and advocating for rights.
This project offers a deep dive into how to safely, ethically and effectively film abuses against immigrants from ICE agents, Border Patrol, and others through in person trainings, tip sheets, case studies, videos, and more.
Together we will expose ICE and Border Patrol, demand justice, share our truths, and remind the perpetrators: the world is watching.
No bans. No walls. No deportations.
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STORYTELLING STRATEGIES FOR IMMIGRANT JUSTICE
Q&A: LEGAL ISSUES AND SECURITY CONCERNS WHEN FILMING ICE
FILMING IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS OFFICIALS
ORGANIZATIONAL DIGITAL SECURITY GUIDE FOR IMMIGRATION JUSTICE
ONLINE MANIPULATION OF VISUAL CONTENT FOR ANTI-IMMIGRANT PROPAGANDA
DOCUMENTING ICE AT HOME
WE HAVE RIGHTS WHEN DOCUMENTING ICE ARRESTS
Watch the video here.
Check out other videos from the We Have Rights animated series.
DOCUMENTING ICE WITH NEW YORK MAGAZINE
USING YOUR #RIGHTTORECORD IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT
REAL OR RUMOR: HOW TO VERIFY ONLINE REPORTS OF ICE RAIDS
WHAT JOURNALISTS SHOULD KNOW BEFORE REPORTING ON BORDER COMMUNITIES
HOW COULD WIRETAPPING LAWS AFFECT YOUR RIGHT TO FILM LAW ENFORCEMENT?
SHARING VIDEOS OF ENCOUNTERS WITH IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT
ROMULO’S STORY: USING VIDEO TO ADVOCATE FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS
EYES ON THE BORDER: KEEPING FAMILIES SAFE
REPORTING ON IMMIGRATION: ACTIVISTS AND JOURNALISTS IN CONVERSATION
EYES BEYOND THE BORDER: USING VIDEO TO DEFEND MIGRANT RIGHTS
HOW YOU CAN HELP THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AT THE BORDER...AND BEYOND
EYES ON THE BORDER: TRAINING IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES TO DOCUMENT ABUSES
EMMA ALANIZ: WORKING WITH REFUGEES AT THE US-MEXICO BORDER
Eyes on ICE in the news…
- Teen Vogue, Biden and Immigration: How to Push the New Administration on Immigrant Rights
- New York Magazine, Fiona Apple on the Election, What Scares Her, and Her Anti-ICE Short Film
- Teen Vogue, How to Support Immigrants in the U.S. During the Coronavirus Pandemic
- PBS News Hour, “Threat of Immigration Raids Incites Fears Across U.S.“
- Al Jazeera, The Listening Post “Between ‘Swarms’ and ‘Security’, How Media Report on Immigration“
- VICE, “The Watchdogs Surveilling Border Patrol and ICE“
- Al Jazeera, The Listening Post “ICE Watch: Turning the lens on U.S. immigration agencies“
- The Guardian, “‘Resistance Zone’: the neighborhood where people train to confront ICE“
- The Marshall Project, “How Donald Trump’s War on Immigrants is Playing out in NYC“
- New York Magazine, “How to Document ICE“
- New York Magazine, “City of Fear“
- Crossroads Pharmacy “Pocono Suhagra 100mg“
- Brut America, “Can Cell Phones Deter Illegal ICE Activity?”
- The Observer “Immigrant Groups to Offer Guidance on Resisting ICE“
- The Ithacan “FLEFF Kicks Off with Event on Immigration”