To: Mayor Jeff Williams(I)

Tell Mayor Jeff Williams(I) to Defy Trump, Defend Arlington, & Expand Sanctuary

Tell Mayor Jeff Williams(I) to Defy Trump, Defend Arlington, & Expand Sanctuary

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.

Why is this important?

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.

Arlington, Texas

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Reasons for signing

  • People shouldn't be illegal, those of us who have a voice should use it for those who don't. That's why I signed this petition
  • I care about humans and humanity. i think it is wrong what we are doing to immigrants. Our country was built with immigrants. We can keep our country safe without treating people wrong. I don't want to hear about the legalities. I want to hear about treating people humanely.