287g Continues, Help Is Needed

Sheriff Tim Helder continues to participate in the violence of 287g.  At the same time, President Trump continues to deploy and escalate his violence against immigrants and refugees.  We at AJC laud the efforts of other groups in NW Arkansas to curb and eliminate these harms.

Given the needs of immigrants and refugees and AJC's limited resources we have had to focus exclusively on direct services representation of immigrants and refugees rather than splitting our time between direct services and advocacy.  Just last month, AJC director was in juvenile court for three children whose father had been deported by Sheriff Helder.  So, the need for advocacy continues, and yet, the resources are simply not there.  We have had to practice triage.

If you are interested in participating in advocacy for immigrants, please contact AUCC or you can also reach out to Gladys Tiffany at the OMNI Center.

Meanwhile, if you would like to help AJC you can donate, refer clients to us, or let us know of people whose needs could be addressed by our legal services for immigrants, refugees, LGBTQIA2S+ folks and cash poor folks generally. 

If you are an attorney and would like to volunteer, reach out and let us know.