When images of Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter, Valeria were published recently, we were outraged. We were heartbroken. The situation at the US-Mexico border is a crisis: a humanitarian crisis. Because of the government’s stronghold on the narrative — coupled with a militarized lack of
Gathering Surveillance Video Footage of an Encounter with Immigration Enforcement and Converting it into Supporting Evidence for a Proceeding
Michelle Serrano, Texas-native and Comms Strategist for the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network, shares tips for journalists reporting on immigration issues and how they impact communities on the US-Mexico border.
Watch our panel conversation exploring how journalists and advocates can work together to safely and ethically amplify immigrant voices.
This post recaps the WITNESS US teams Eyes on the Border video documentation and advocacy trainings with directly impacted communities in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas
WITNESS, Immigrant Defense Project (IDP), and New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) created this resource to inform people that they have the right to film and document Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeting and arresting immigrants outside of courthouses.
WITNESS is proud to join the ACLU’s We Have Rights campaign to distribute a series of powerful and informative videos based on true stories to provide real life action points for what to do when ICE is outside our doors, is in our homes, stops us in our communities, and/or arrests us.
This post examines the role of surveillance video in advocating for Juan Hernandez, and fighting against his deportation