LaUnidad11 Response to COVID-19
LaUnidad11 is a network that defends the civil and human rights of immigrants. Our vision is to live in a just and welcoming world free of discrimination, violence and oppression. Our Deportation Defense Protection Network uses mutual aid and solidarity organizing to prepare families and communities, both individually and collectively, in case of an arrest, detention or deportation.
Migrant families are particularly affected by job losses from COVID-19 closures, as they cannot obtain financial support given to citizens. Although not eligible for assistance, immigrants, like all people, need housing, food, health care, and have the right to live with dignity.
In addition to this work, we, alongside OLTT, are responding to the arrival of multiple families in search of asylum. These families are in need of food, help with travel, and basic necessities (clothes, hygiene products, etc.).