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at Moon Palace Books


Help us raise money for Justice in Motion!

8:00 Josh Granowski
8:30 Carlos Lumbi
9:30 The Poor Nobodys
Suggested donation $10

Justice in Motion will continue to work every day to help migrant families that have been separated at the southern border of The United States! Let’s show them that we care and support their efforts to end these policies and reunite families immediately! What we do now does matter!

What is the mission of Justice in Motion?
The mission of Justice in Motion is to protect migrant rights by ensuring justice across borders.

What are its programs?
Justice in Motion is dedicated to ensuring portable justice: the
right and ability of all migrants to access justice across borders. We pursue portable justice through three program areas: Legal Action, Policy Advocacy, and the Defender Network.

Legal Action:
Winning Access to Justice for Migrants
Our legal action program provides migrants with access to justice across borders,whether they are denouncing an exploitative employer, seeking refuge from violence
and abuse, or pursuing justice for violations of their civil rights. We match U.S. lawyers with members of our Defender Network to provide case support in their migrant clients’ countries of origin, and we train U.S. lawyers to take on – and succeed at – the crucial work of representing transnational migrants. In Mexico and Central America, we support our Defenders as they pursue cases in their own countries’ courts for victims of foreign worker recruitment fraud and abuse.

Policy Advocacy:
Improving Transparency and Migrant Protections
Informed by our cross-border legal work, Justice in Motion brings a unique vantage point to policy advocacy. By synthesizing the expertise of U.S. lawyers and our Defenders,
we foster alliances between partners in government and civil society to develop policy solutions that defend migrant rights from a transnational perspective. We are currently focusing on two targets: increasing transparency in the abuse-ridden U.S. temporary foreign work visa system, and curbing foreign worker recruitment fraud and abuse in Mexico and Central America.

Defender Network:
Building the Capacity of Local Partners Justice in Motion supports and channels resources to more than 40 organizations
participating in its Defender Network, building their capacity to carry out community education for migrants in collaboration with broader cross-border initiatives. Our Capacity Building program advances two key objectives. First, we increase Defenders’ knowledge of labor and immigration issues across the region, with a particular emphasis on the legal frameworks affecting migrants. Second, we strengthen and grow the Defender Network, expanding our potential for powerful regional collaborations.

What is the budget? Our current budget is one million dollars.

Does Justice in Motion represent migrants directly?
We do not. Rather, Justice in Motion connects lawyers in the U.S. and Canada with Defenders across Mexico and Central
America to conduct support work for cases in the U.S. and Canada. Across the United States, lawyers and advocacy organizations are busy crafting innovative legal arguments and fighting for migrants’ rights in court. By providing crucial support services in migrant countries of origin, Justice in Motion seamlessly addresses U.S. advocates’ needs, allowing them to focus on what they do best and leave the complicated transnational work in our hands.

The Defender Network, created and led by Justice inMotion, is a coalition of more than 40 human rights organizations and private legal practitioners across Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. From women’s advocacy groups, to indigenous land defenders, to lawyers in private practice, Defenders are a diverse group, and they bring their on-the-ground experience and local expertise to their work with the network. By investing in the strength and sustainability of the Defender Network, Justice in Motion helps to promote powerful, stable civil society partnerships across North and
Central America.

How is Justice in Motion helping the families separated at the border under the current administration’s “zero tolerance” policy?
Beginning in June 2018, Justice in Motion responded to separated families’ urgent needs by mobilizing the Defender Network to find the parents who were deported without their children. In early August, we formalized our involvement by assuming a court-appointed role on the Steering Committee for the ACLU’s Ms. L v. ICE litigation. Along with other key partners, we are advising the court, finding and contacting deported parents who suffered family separation, and communicating their reunification preferences to the court. In addition, we are supporting the various civil right lawsuits in development, to win justice for the families harmed by the U.S. government’s
cruelty and negligence.

Earlier Event: November 11
at Moon Palace Books
Later Event: April 12
at The 331 Club