Advocacy Alert
February 18, 2017
Fairfax County residents have not been immune to raids conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Fairfax County NAACP opposes these raids as evidence indicates that they are being conducted in a manner that is indiscriminately netting individuals without violent criminal records and in many cases no criminal records at all, as well as women and children. These raids are not only spreading fear among our immigrant communities, but in the process generating distrust towards local law enforcement officials. This leads to less cooperation with our law enforcement and makes our communities less safe for everyone.

Our branch will be hosting a panel discussion on how the president's policies are affecting local citizens. It will be held on Saturday, March 11th, 10:30 AM at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA 22015.

Currently, Board of Supervisors Chairman, Sharon Bulova, a representative from Fairfax County Police Chief Roessler's office and the ACLU have confirmed their participation. We also expect participation from other community organizations. For more information on this event please contact Karen Campblin at

For those who have expressed concerns for the safety and treatment of yourself, family members, neighbors and friends, we offer the following resources. It is vitally important to KNOW YOUR RIGHTS.

Please review and download the Deportation Defense Card ( to Know Your Rights, and call the ACLU hotline at 1.844.363.1423 to report ICE activity.

Additional resources include:

Ayuda 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 100, Falls Church, VA 22043; 703-444-7009;

Hogar Immigrant Services with Catholic Charities

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) provides legal training, educational materials, and advocacy to advance immigrant rights. The group’s mission is to work with and educate immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people.

Just Neighbors Herndon Office, 1141 Elden Street, Suite 200, Herndon, VA 20170; Falls Church Office, 5827 Colombia Pike, Suite 320, Falls Church, VA 22041; 703-979-1240

Legal Aid Justice Center 6066 Leesburg Pike, Suite 520, Falls Church, VA 22041; 703-778-3450;
Multicultural Human Services, call 571-748-2800

National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children (NCRIC) is a program of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). It provides pro bono legal and social services for unaccompanied migrant children as they navigate the U.S. Immigration Courts. Email or call 703-310-1130

Northern Virginia Family Services 6400 Arlington Blvd. Suite 110, Falls Church, VA 22042; 571-748-2806;

Progresso Hispano/Hispanic Committee of Virginia, call 703-671-5666. For questions and information email or call 703.768.7106.

Tahirih Justice Center, 6402 Arlington Blvd., Suite 300, Falls Church, VA 22042; 571-282-6161;

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact  Kofi Annan, Fairfax County NAACP President at or 571-418-2717.