Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Faith and Immigrants’ Rights Leaders Demand End to ICE Raids, Offer Support and Sanctuary to Those Hunted By ICE

Washington, DC - In response to the raids that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began implementing just days ago, faith leaders offered sanctuary to those targeted and immigrant rights’ organizers spread know-your-rights materials to prepare communities ahead of time.
On January 2nd, at least 47 people, primarily mothers and children, were taken in pre-dawn home raids by ICE agents in the Atlanta area as part of what the Department of Homeland Security announced to be a national operation netting 121 individuals.
Outraged by the expansion of raids conducted by ICE agents targeting families seeking asylum from violence and persecution in Central America, members of faith and immigrant’s rights communities call on President Obama and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson to immediately put a halt to the raids.
On Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11AM ET, key leaders from the faith and immigrant’s rights communities will hold a national press call to discuss the raids’ impacts on communities, reiterate their offer of sanctuary, provide guidance about how to prepare for ICE arriving at one’s home, and call for an immediate end to the raids targeting families seeking asylum.

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