Defy SB1070 to protect immigrants. Reform Phoenix police code and transform 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.
Why is this important?
Last night, in front of her own family, Phoenix police helped federal deportation agents deport Lupita García de Rayos. Mayor Stanton made a statement in opposition but needs to put his words into action.
Phoenix police are among the most violent in the country and actively profile Black, Latinx, and migrant communities.
We are asking Mayor Stanton to put his promise into action starting with putting an end to Operation Order 4.48, a Phoenix PD order that mandates and cements ICE/Police collaboration and that is dripping with racial profiling language. We ask that he lead by example and not be intimidated by Trump nor the racist proposals of the AZ State Legislature currently being considered to increase law enforcement, further criminalize immigrants and punish sanctuary cities.
Lupita was deported because Sheriff Arpaio criminalized her in an unconstitutional raid. Many more Phoenix residents will face the same fate unless Mayor Stanton transforms police practice in our city.
Mayor Stanton needs to know that we won't let him bend under Trump's pressure and that the people in Phoenix are who he needs to be listening to in order to create real safety in the city.