Popp & Bullman Newsletter

Are you discouraged by the news you read and hear? Do you wonder what you can do to help and make a difference? Here are some suggestions from us of issues you can take action on:

Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act
Please write or call your Representative or Senator and ask them to support the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019, which is pending in Congress.
The Uyghurs (and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China) are being persecuted by the Chinese government. Over a million people have been detained in concentration camps, and all ethnic minorities are being constantly monitored. Families have been cut off from each other, and the Chinese government is harassing Uyghurs who are in the United States and other countries.
The Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 is a bi-partisan bill that will monitor the situation, put diplomatic pressure on China, place sanctions on Chinese officials, and take other measures to help stop the ethnic cleansing of these groups.

Ask your Senator to support S-178 and your Representative to support HR-649 (Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019) to condemn gross human rights violations of ethnic Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and calling for an end to the arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment of these communities inside and outside China.

How to find your Senator and Representative:

More information on the situation in Xinjiang: https://uhrp.org/
More information on the UHRPA: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/649/text

Be sure to thank Indiana Senators and Representatives:
In Indiana, both Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun have co-sponsored the bill. Please write and thank them! Representative Andre Carson of Indianapolis has also co-sponsored the bill. Please thank him!


Hispanic-owned businesses are finding a home in Indianapolis

Manuel Morales first came to the state as a migrant worker, traveling 1,300 miles from his hometown on the southern Texas border to pick summer crops for the season. After six years of making the hard journey, Manuel decided to stop migrating and plant some roots of his own in 1955 Indianapolis.

At the time, Indiana’s Hispanic population was somewhere between 0 and 1 percent. When Manuel lay dying of cancer several years later, he asked his son, Tomás, to give back to the city’s small Hispanic community. Tomás took his father’s words to heart and formed Morales Group in 2003, now one of the largest Hispanic-owned staffing agencies in the city.


Poder Legal por un futuro tranquilo!

¿Por qué es importante tener un poder certificado por un abogado?

• Ayudar a proteger a su familia e hijos en caso de que algo le suceda• Proteger tu propiedad e intereses financieros• Escoger una persona de confianza que pueda manejar tus intereses comerciales• Cumplir con tus deseos médicos, incluyendo la posible suspensión o el cese de procedimientos, tratamientos o servicios médicos• Comprar un seguro de vida• Ayudar a resolver reclamos o demandas legales• En resumen, proteger a usted y a su familia cuando lo necesite!

¿Qué necesito para un Poder Legal?
Fechas de nacimiento de todos los miembros de la familia en su hogar
Saber el ingreso salarial total de su hogar
Saber los gastos de trabajo y del hogar, incluyendo millaje para ir y venir del trabajar, costo seguros, herramientas, uniformes, guardería, etc.
Conozca sus activos, incluyendo cuentas bancarias, vehículos y propiedad

¿Cómo puedo crear un Poder Legal?
Llamada o text al: 812-269-1558
O por e-mail: apoyo.migrante.btown@gmail.com

Indiana Immigration Legal Services Directory/ Lista de Servicios Legales para imigrantes en Indiana

From the National Immigration Legal Services Directory. Only nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services are included in this directory. If you have questions, please see our list of frequently asked questions or email us at directory@immigrationadvocates.org.

Lista de el National Immigration Legal Services. Solo organizaciones que proveen servicios legales gratuitos o a bajo costo son incluidos en este listado. Si tienes alguna duda revisa aquí o puedes enviarnos correo electrónico a directory@immigrationadvocates.org

Para la lista de servicios en Indiana, sigue este link:

Step-by-Step Family Preparedness Plan/Plan de Preparación Familiar

Every family should have a Family Preparedness Plan. While it is our hope that you never have to use your plan, it is a good practice to have one in place to help reduce the stress of the unexpected. This step-by-step guide will help you create a plan for your children in the event you are not available to care for them.

Todas las familias deben tener un Plan de Preparación Familiar. Aunque es nuestro deseo que usted nunca tenga que usar su plan, es buena práctica tener un plan a la mano para reducir el estrés de lo inesperado. Este paquete le ayudará a todos a crear un Plan de Preparación Familiar, sin importar su estatus migratorio.


Red Cards

All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. The ILRC’s Red Cards help people assert their rights and defend themselves in many situations, such as when ICE agents go to a home.


Know Your Rights and What Immigrant Families Should Do Now / Los Derechos de Inmigrantes

It’s important for everyone to know their rights if approached by an immigration (ICE) agent as well as how families can best prepare for something happening. This resource provides practical tips for things immigrant families can do now to prepare as well as information on rights everyone has in the United States, regardless of immigration status.

Todas las familias deben tener un Plan de Preparación Familiar. Aunque es nuestro deseo que usted nunca tenga que usar su plan, es buena práctica tener un plan a la mano para reducir el estrés de lo inesperado. Este paquete le ayudará a todos a crear un Plan de Preparación Familiar, sin importar su estatus migratorio.


Indiana Ranks 29th in Nation for Child Well-Being

The percentage of Indiana children living in poverty has decreased to 18 percent from 22 percent in 2010.

Of Indiana’s neighboring states, only Illinois has a lower percentage. However, a third of African-American children and a third of American Indian children lived in poverty — and they’re three times as likely as white kids to live in poverty.

In school, more Hoosier students are facing challenges graduating on time, according to the National Data Book. Sixteen percent of Hoosier high school students did not graduate on time in 2016-17, two percent higher than in 2010-11.


Is Indiana A Racist State?

The KKK held a rally in Madison, Ind. in 2018. But most of the people who showed up were protestors. (WFIU/WTIU News)

Madison says it’s up to Hoosiers to take a stand and make a change.

“Individual Hoosiers in communities in Indiana have done just enough dumb, stupid, hateful things to spark the question again and again ‘Well is Indiana klan state?’ My answer to that is no, it’s not. But Indiana has flirted down to the 21st century with some of the culture, some of the ideas, some of the beliefs and values that so informed the Klan in the 1920s.”