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Resources for Immigrant Students (documented, undocumented, Dreamers): Political action and stories of resistance

Movimiento Cosecha

Cosecha logoFrom their website in English and Spanish:

"Cosecha es un nuevo movimiento no-violento que lucha para la protección permanente, la dignidad y el respeto por los 11 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados en los Estados Unidos. Nuestro nombre, "cosecha", honra la larga tradición de activismo de los trabajadores agrícolas y el dolor actual de los miles de trabajadores indocumentados cuyo trabajo continúa alimentando el país. Comprometido a ganar victorias reales para nuestra comunidad, Cosecha cree en el uso de la no-cooperación para utilizar el poder del labor y el consumo de los inmigrantes y forzar un cambio significativo en la opinión pública.

"Nuestro movimiento surgió después de un año y medio de planificación estratégica por parte de activistas de derechos inmigrantes y los organizadores del movimiento DREAMer que han visto a los políticos luchar por nuestros votos sólo para que no pase legislación año tras año. Por esta razón, Cosecha no se basa en las tácticas tradicionales o la danza con los partidos políticos. En su lugar, vamos a la ofensiva y llamamos a una serie de huelgas y boicots para demostrar que este país no puede funcionar sin inmigrantes. Nuestras campañas tienen muchas fases, pero todas se centran en construir el poder de la comunidad de inmigrantes y activar al público a nuestra estrategia de apoyo."

"Cosecha is a nonviolent movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country. Our name, "harvest" in Spanish, honors the long tradition of farmworker organizing and the present-day pain of the thousands of undocumented workers whose labor continues to feed the country. Committed to winning real victories for our community, Cosecha believes in using non-cooperation to leverage the power of immigrant labor and consumption and force a meaningful shift in public opinion.

"Our movement emerged from a year and a half of strategic planning by immigrant rights and DREAMer organizers who have watched politicians battle for our votes, only to stall legislation year after year. For this reason, Cosecha doesn't rely on traditional tactics or dance with political parties. Instead, we're going on the offensive and calling for a series of strikes and boycotts to show that this country cannot function without immigrants. Our campaigns are multifaceted but all focus on building the power of the immigrant community and activating the public to our support strategy and cause."



#ResistHere is sponsored by the Working Families Party, and invites people to get involved in actions that pressure government representatives to stand up to the Trump Administration's policies against immigrants.


Indivisible logo

Indivisible was started by former Congressional staffers after the presidential election of 2017.

From their website:

"Our mission is to fuel a progressive grassroots network of local groups to resist the Trump agenda.

"In every congressional district in the country, people like you are starting local groups and leading local actions. Are you standing indivisible with us? Then sign up for weekly actions and updates."

Indefensible podcast

Indefensible is a five-part podcast series reporting stories of families resisting deportation. This podcast was created by the Immigrant Defense Project, a non-profit based in New York City.



This American Life

This American Life, a weekly radio show and podcast, has presented several journalistic stories about a broad range of both personal experiences with immigration and the effects of changes to laws and policies.