• Tell City Council to make Harrisonburg a Sanctuary City!
    Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any town or city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from the deportation machine. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the President's latest actions. In 2016, Harrisonburg City Council passed the “Welcoming America” resolution, signaling its commitment to join a national network of communities that are working together to make it easier for newly arrived immigrants and refugees to adjust to their new life. According to the United States Census, 15.5% of Harrisonburg’s population is foreign-born. The “Welcoming America” resolution aimed to make that transition as easy as possible for those who want to achieve the American Dream. It was founded on the principle that when communities welcome and support newcomers, the community becomes a better place for everyone. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. The President's threats should be cause to embolden our city leaders, not an excuse to abandon our potential progress. To keep our community safe, friendly, and welcoming, we need to adopt local policies that make our city a real sanctuary for all residents. This requires a commitment to separating the work of our local police officers from that of federal immigration enforcement, addressing policing practices that criminalize immigrant residents AND funnels Black, LGBTQ, poor people, those with mental illness, and other residents to jail. In 2017, it will be the efforts to protect and defend human rights that will make our cities safer. Tell our mayor and city council that we do not want our community to be divided. Demand that they make Harrisonburg a sanctuary city. Endorsing organizations: Southerners On New Ground (SONG) , Harrisonburg Indivisible, Virginia Organizing, Comite Salvadoreño de Paisanos Unidos (COSPU) To add your organization as an endorser please email [email protected]
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  • Tell Manassas City Council to Defy Trump & Expand Sanctuary
    Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the president's latest actions. That means a commitment to separating police from federal immigration enforcement AND addressing the policing that funnels Black and other residents to jail and places criminal charges on immigrant residents, making them a target for ICE agents. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. The president's threats should be cause to embolden our city leaders, not an excuse to abandon our potential progress.
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  • Tell Mayor of Skokie George Van Dusen to Defy Trump, Defend Skokie, & Expand Sanctuary
    Calling all Skokie residents! Donald Trump's executive action this week threatens the very fabric of our community. We are among the most diverse communities in the country - we demonstrate our pride in this every year with our Festival of Cultures. Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine, and that will limit refugee resettlement and immigration from Muslim and Arab countries in particular. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the illegitimate President's latest actions. That means a commitment to separating police from federal immigration enforcement AND addressing the policing that funnels Black and other residents to jail and places criminal charges on immigrant residents, making them a target for ICE agents. Tell our mayor and village board to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our village's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. Keep Skokie welcoming for all.
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  • Tell Mayor David Condon to Defy Trump, Defend Spokane, & Expand Sanctuary
    Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the illegitimate President's latest actions. That means a commitment to separating police from federal immigration enforcement AND addressing the policing that funnels Black and other residents to jail and places criminal charges on immigrant residents, making them a target for ICE agents. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. The illegitimate President's threats should be cause to embolden our city leaders, not an excuse to abandon our potential progress.
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  • Tell Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick to Defy Trump & Expand Sanctuary
    Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the illegitimate President's latest actions. That means a commitment to separating police from federal immigration enforcement AND addressing the policing that funnels Black and other residents to jail and places criminal charges on immigrant residents, making them a target for ICE agents. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. The illegitimate President's threats should be cause to embolden our city leaders, not an excuse to abandon our potential progress.
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  • Tell Mayor Alice Patino to Defy Trump, Defend Santa Maria, & Expand Sanctuary
    Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the illegitimate President's latest actions. That means a commitment to separating police from federal immigration enforcement AND addressing the policing that funnels Black and other residents to jail and places criminal charges on immigrant residents, making them a target for ICE agents. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. The illegitimate President's threats should be cause to embolden our city leaders, not an excuse to abandon our potential progress.
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  • Tell Mayor Pete Buttigieg to Defy Trump, Defend South Bend, & Expand Sanctuary
    Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the illegitimate President's latest actions. That means a commitment to separating police from federal immigration enforcement AND addressing the policing that funnels Black and other residents to jail and places criminal charges on immigrant residents, making them a target for ICE agents. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. The illegitimate President's threats should be cause to embolden our city leaders, not an excuse to abandon our potential progress.
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  • Demand Sheriff Penzone Shut Down Tent City, End Arpaio’s Reign in Maricopa County
    This past November, Maricopa County voted Sheriff Penzone into office but we still need to remove Arpaio's impact. Since 1994, Arpaio punished people in the outdoor jail where inmates said that dogs were treated better. In the summer, Arpaio told reporters that it reached 145 °F inside the tents. Some inmates complained that fans near their beds were not working, and that their shoes were melting from the heat. In the winter, it's the opposite. Sign to ensure Tent City is closed forever and urge Penzone to set an example to do what is right for the people in Maricopa County. Arpaio will not be completely gone until his policies of dehumanization and abuse are gone with him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fj3mRGQ0ow
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  • Declare Belmont University a Sanctuary Campus
    All students have a right to safety at their university. A campus where students fear for their safety is a campus which promotes divisiveness rather than the collaboration and integrity which Belmont holds as core values. We will stand together with our Muslim, Black, Latinx, LGBTQ, undocumented, women, Jewish, and immigrant family, friends, classmates, and coworkers.
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  • End the Crayon Ban at Karnes Family Detention Center
    On Thursday, November 10th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in San Antonio notified the Karnes Pro Bono Project that crayons for children were no longer allowed in the visitation area of the Karnes Family Detention Center. ICE claims that this rule is a response to children “defacing” interview rooms with coloring which has “caused property damage to the contractor.” That contractor, of course, is the GEO Group, a private prison company that has earned over $57 million in profits from the Karnes Family Detention Center. Treating a child’s color markings as “destruction of property” is altogether inappropriate. And such markings are a cost that comes with the detention of children. It is extremely disturbing that ICE’s concern for GEO’s property takes precedence over the well being of the children and their mothers’ rights to legal advice. If ICE is detaining children, at the very least, they should allow those children to act like children. "I really like to draw flowers and then I give them to my Mom to make her happy. Shes very sad and I know the flowers help her not be so sad." - 5 year old girl detained in Karnes "The kids need to develop their imaginations. Sometimes what they can’t express in words they can begin to confront through drawings." - Mom detained in Karnes "They are too young to read and if they just play can get too rowdy. We don't always want them with us [when we speak to the attorneys] because some of the things we share we don't want them to hear." - Mom detained in Karnes
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  • This Two Year Old Has Been Held in Three Different Detention Centers, Sign to Free Her and Her Mom
    Sarai (name changed to protect her identity) fled to the United States with her 2 year old daughter after more than 13 years of severe domestic violence in Honduras. The family was initially detained in Dilley Family Detention Center and was then transferred to Berks Detention Center in Leesport, Pennsylvania where they have been detained for months. The family has a pending appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals and the daughter has a pending application for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. Despite DHS Secretary Johnson’s claim that they are not deporting families with pending relief, ICE attempted to deport Sarai and her daughter on Thursday evening. Sarai bravely resisted, fearing that her life would be at stake if returned. The following day, ICE tricked Sarai and told her that her attorneys had requested to see her, yet they took the family and flew them to San Antonio. Sarai and her daughter arrived at Karnes Family Detention Center at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 15th. This is the third detention center for this mother and young child in the past 4 months. The family’s attorneys were not notified prior to the transfer and for hours were completely unaware of where this family had been taken. Since arriving in Karnes, Sarai’s daughter has not received any treatment for her anemia. This family could be deported at any moment! They have multiple forms of immigration relief pending, yet ICE seems to be doing everything in their power to remove this family against their will and hinder their ability to effectively communicate with their attorneys. We demand the deportation be stopped immediately and this family be released so they can pursue their immigration claims outside of detention.
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  • RELEASE HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR WHO HAS BEEN IN DETENTION FOR 14 MONTHS
    Jaime Fernando Arceno Hernandez is a 19 year-old young man from Doraville, Georgia. He migrated to the United States on his own at the age of 16, in order to escape violence, including one assassination attempt. Jaime was put in deportation proceedings when he first crossed the border, and had been attending his immigration check-ins consistently, while he and his mother thought an attorney was filing a request for asylum. But on December 8, 2015, when he went to his immigration check-in, he was detained and not allowed to go back home with his mother. It was not until after Jaime was detained that his family realized the attorney had cheated them and taken their money, without filing anything on their behalf. Instead, the attorney had allowed Jaime to be ordered deported, without telling Jaime or his mother. On January 19, 2016 Jaime was transferred from Irwin Detention Center to the Atlanta ICE Field Office, where he was pressured to sign his own deportation papers. But he refused stating that he had an attorney and he would not sign anything until he could speak to him. ICE eventually sent him back to Irwin Detention Center. The next day Jaime was taken to the Atlanta International Airport. Again, was told he should sign his deportation, which he refused. But ICE tried to put him on a plane anyway, without any travel documents. He was eventually sent back to Irwin Detention Center. Currently Jaime has an asylum case and a T visa application pending. He has been in detention for 14 months now, which is a ridiculous amount of time for a young man with no criminal record and who was in High School when he was detained. Please sign the petition to urge ICE to release Jaime from detention so that he can be reunited with his mother while his cases are pending.
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