Launching Make Asheville Safe campaign

State your solidarity with immigrant and refugee communities by committing in visible ways! Introducing the #MakeAshevilleSafe campaign by CIMA-Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Acción.

We believe that in this political moment, we must all rise up against violence brought into our community. Citizens of asheville must protect one another by keeping families together and providing protection from unjust immigration enforcement. Currently we are facing an administration that is determined to crack communities through unconstitutional policies and fear mongering, both on the regional and national level!

Deportation Free Zone

Take a step towards allyship by committing to #MakeAshevilleSafe and signing your business onto CIMA’s initiative, by pledging to:

  1. Not allow law enforcement or Immigration Customs Enforcement Agents (ICE) into your business for the sole purpose of checking the immigration status of anyone inside.
  2. Stand in solidarity with refugee and immigrant communities and publicly oppose raids and deportations by posting a DEPORTATION FREE ZONE sticker.
  3. Not stand for anti-immigrant rhetoric within your business, by the proposed North Carolina legislation, and throughout the city of Asheville.

To read the commitments and sign up, click here or follow our website.

Si Se Puede!

EL CAMINO continues this year!!

A collaborative of grassroots organizations in WNC working on the front lines hand-in-hand with the Latinx immigrant community to respond to the myriad immediate threats as a result of the new political environment. We want to thank all the participants that are involved this year. We hope that this CAMINO will help grow our movement and deepen the issues that most impact and are important to our communities.