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To: Marriott Marquis Chicago
No room for CBP in Chicago! Tell Marriott to cancel CBP Conference
Marriott Marquis Chicago don't host the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) 2019 Trade Symposium.
Why is this important?
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is holding its annual trade symposium at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Chicago on July 23rd & 24th. We are calling on Marriott Marquis Chicago to cancel the conference and want to make it clear that CBP is not welcome in our city in any capacity.
On July 11, 2019, Marriott International published a statement declaring that they would not allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to use their hotels as a detention facilities for immigrants. The statement came after ICE announced it planned to use hotels in place of detention centers to address overcrowding in their facilities. Marriott stated: "Our hotels are not configured to be detention facilities, but to be open to guests and community members as well.''
By hosting the Customs and Border Protection Trade Symposium, Marriott is showing that they in fact are not an open and safe space for guests and community members, and are actively enabling CBP and its profiteer company collaborators to continue to build the deportation machine which is used by both CBP and ICE to terrorize immigrant communities. By hosting a conference full of CBP officials and collaborators, Marriott is participating in creating an unsafe environment for Chicago residents, and it needs to be known that CBP, ICE, & DHS are not welcome in our city.
In order to show that they truly stand with immigrants, Marriott must cancel the symposium and refuse to collaborate with CBP and ICE in any capacity moving forward.
In addition to signing this petition, please call the Marriott Marquis at 312-824-0500 and voice your support to cancel the CBP conference!