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With or without papers, we keep building power.

Siembra NC was born in 2017 in response to Trump’s war on immigrants and the gap in support and resources for the broader Latinx community in North Carolina.

We are a grassroots organization focused on defending our communities from ICE, abusive employers and landlords, and bad políticos.

We operate primarily in Alamance, Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Orange, Wake, Randolph and Rockingham counties, and have active members around the state. With & without papers we are making moves to change North Carolina. 

We couldn’t sit on the sidelines while the discrimination, criminalization and terror against our gente kept growing, so we drew inspiration from the resilience of our people and the power in our numbers. We are over 1.2M Latinxs in North Carolina and, in the past few years, we’ve made sure more of us have shown up and showed out, together.

Our values.

As a hub affiliate of Mijente, we are pro-Black, pro-indigena, pro-worker, pro-mujer, pro-lesbian gay, bi, trans and queer, pro-climate and pro-migrant because we hold all of those identities, and because our unity against shared oppressions is central to our vision for change. We believe that our work isn’t limited to resources and financial support, but rooted in a culture of continuous collective learning, empowerment and leadership.

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Our strategy.

We work to achieve el buen vivir and dignity for our communities by recruiting thousands of Latinxs who are “on the sidelines” to become active members of our multiracial social justice movements. We build power alongside Black-led organizations that are leading the transformation of our state away from a laboratory for right-wing policy ideas to a place we all have access to decent housing, education, healthcare and dignified work.

How we fight back.

We work to limit sheriff-ICE collaboration and defeat anti-immigrant legislation.
We run a 24-hour ICE defense hotline & ICE Watch programs that train people with driver’s licenses to be “verifiers” to create “ICE Free Zones” in our neighborhoods, and train our people on how to defend their rights.
We provide accompaniment to immigration, criminal and housing court.

How we create our own solutions.

We stand up to abusive employers.
We create new social enterprises with immigrant workers impacted by the pandemic.
We support families impacted by ICE detention with one-to-one detention navigation.
We administer an Immigrant Solidarity Fund that provides emergency cash assistance to people impacted by ICE detentions or federal prosecution.
We make sure pandemic relief (masks, emergency cash assistance, information) reach working class Latinx neighborhoods.

How we move governments to work for us and not against us.

We advocate for policies to protect Latinxs who are immigrants, Black, LGBTQ, workers, women, students.
We organize and turnout Latinx eligible voters to exercise their right to vote, and elect candidates and win policies that are aligned with our values.
We host political education workshops for our members.

We work to achieve el buen vivir and dignity for our communities by recruiting thousands of Latinxs who are “on the sidelines” to become active members of our multiracial social justice movements.

We build power alongside Black-led organizations that are leading the transformation of our state away from a laboratory for right-wing policy ideas to a place we all have access to decent housing, education, healthcare and dignified work.

We work to limit sheriff-ICE collaboration and defeat anti-immigrant legislation.
We run a 24-hour ICE defense hotline & ICE Watch programs that train people with driver’s licenses to be “verifiers” to create “ICE Free Zones” in our neighborhoods, and train our people on how to defend their rights.
We provide accompaniment to immigration, criminal and housing court.
We stand up to abusive employers.
We create new social enterprises with immigrant workers impacted by the pandemic.
We support families impacted by ICE detention with one-to-one detention navigation.
We administer an Immigrant Solidarity Fund that provides emergency cash assistance to people impacted by ICE detentions or federal prosecution.
We make sure pandemic relief (masks, emergency cash assistance, information) reach working class Latinx neighborhoods.
We advocate for policies to protect Latinxs who are immigrants, Black, LGBTQ, workers, women, students.
We organize and turnout Latinx eligible voters to exercise their right to vote, and elect candidates and win policies that are aligned with our values.
We host political education workshops for our members.

Our wins.

HOUSING BOND

We mobilized hundreds of Latinxs voters in Durham to help win a $95 million housing bond election.

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We spoke with hundreds of voters in Durham to inform them of the opportunity to invest $95 million in housing bonds.
ANTI-IMMIGRANT VETO

One of our biggest victories! We hand delivered 5,000 signatures asking Governor Roy Cooper to veto “Show me Your Papers” Law (HB 370).

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One of our biggest victories! We hand delivered 5,000 signatures asking Governor Roy Cooper to veto “Show me Your Papers” Law (HB 370).
PEOPLE’S REFERENDUM

After months of silence from the county of Alamance, 1,800 residents participated in our “People’s Referendum,” and overwhelmingly voted for change.

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After months of silence from the county of Alamance, 1,800 residents voted in our “People’s Referendum,” and overwhelmingly voted for change.

We are a casita for Latinxs with or without papers who want to be informed of their rights, empowered, and build power.

In addition to our core team, we host different salones like our DACA committee, Queer committee, Asamblea de Líderes, and more goal-oriented groups of active members. Our newest salón is a mask-making social enterprise for laid-off textile workers, hechoencarolina.com

We also collaborate with the political grassroots and digital hub Mijente on nationwide campaigns to mobilize Latinxs in North Carolina to participate in broader movements for justice and human rights of our gente.